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About Us

Who We Are

New River Church is a member of a denomination called The Christian and Missionary Alliance. ( and we share the same statement of beliefs ( We began in January 1997 when Pastor Doug and Karis Rowse moved to South Windsor to begin a regional church. We passionately pursue Jesus and seek to claim everything that He died to give us.

We are casual in our style, but serious about our relationship with Jesus. We believe that Jesus is the best thing that could ever happen to anybody.

If you have never been to church, or if you are seeking a new church home, we believe that you will find us to be a real group of people. Jesus didn't die on a cross to make us religious so we don't pretend to be better than we are.

Our theme scripture verse is from the Gospel of John 7:37-39. Here Jesus, addressing a large crowd, cried out in a loud voice: "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the scripture has said, 'streams of living water will flow from within him.' By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive." This "New River" is meant to not only refresh the soul filled with the Holy Spirit, but is also intended to flow out to touch those around us.

If you're looking for the kind of cool drink that can satisfy your soul, come and celebrate with New River Church.

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