22 Aug Church Highlight: The Rivers Family Church – East Wenatchee, WA
The Rivers Family Church is a thriving church located in the small town of East Wenatchee, Washington. East Wenatchee has a population of about 13,200 people. The Rivers Family Church was birthed in the hearts of Lead Pastors Ray and Jean Snoke in 2011. They knew that they were called to return to Washington and plant a church, but they just didn’t know exactly where yet. Pastors Ray and Jean hung a map of Washington state up on their wall and began to seek God for answers. During prayer one day, God spoke to Pastor Ray and told him he was to plant a church in East Wenatchee, Washington. After 4 times of telling God “No,” Pastor Ray finally surrendered and agreed to plant a church in East Wenatchee.
Pastor’s Ray and Jean Snoke are both graduates from Rhema Bible College. They met during an annual missions’ trip to the Navajo Reservation where they later moved, got married and were used by God to minister to the Navajo Nation. They used their gifts to minister to the Navajo Nation in several ways, such as, praise and worship, youth ministry and children’s ministry. They are now both bi-vocational and are passionate about doing whatever it takes to make God’s presence known in their church and throughout their community.
The Rivers Family Church exists for the purpose of loving God and loving people. They strive to create a culture in which people can find God, discover their gifts and use them for God. They continually innovate ways for people to connect to others in a family environment and it is their goal to see people in their community experience a genuine relationship with God.
Join us this week as we pray for Pastors Ray and Jean and The Rivers Family Church! We are believing that God will bless them as He continues to use them to shine His light to the lost in their community and raise up disciples for the kingdom.