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Previously known as River Community Fellowship Cottonwood Arizona

Welcome To The River Church of Cottonwood, Arizona 

Leadership At The River Church

Here at the River, we have many hardworking, faithful Christ followers who do the work of keeping our church moving in the direction that God calls us. 


Dustin Daniels, Pastor

Dustin is a child of God, husband to Amy, author, and podcaster.  Dustin is finishing his Masters of Theological Studies at Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention.


Steve Rydberg, Elder and his wife, Carol

I was 33 yrs old when I accepted Christ as my Savior.  I have served as a bible study teacher, junior high youth group leader, mission trip carpenter, Deacon ministry leader, and now chairman of the Elder board.   Carol, my wife is the church treasurer and book keeper.  Carol and I came to the River church by Gods direction.  We were headed to another church, and I felt God directing us to go to the River. I found it to be the most friendly and loving church that we have ever had the privilege to be part of.



Jeff Christensen, Elder and his wife, Maria

I have had the honor of serving as an elder at The River for 11 years, having given my life to the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 35. My wife, Maria, and I have been married 30 years and have three children. Maria serves as Women’s Ministry Leader, bible study teacher, Hospitality Coordinator and sings on the Worship Team. We are so thankful to be a part of the loving family at The River!






Ray Taylor, Advisor, and his wife, Debrey

Ray and Debrey became Christians in 1971, experiencing a dramatic conversion. Throughout 48 years of marriage they have spent time ministering together in prayer and intercession, study of the Word and in gifts of teaching and exhortation for the building up of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:12) They have two sons and 9 grandkids.



Tom Pifer, Worship Leader and his wife, Linda

Tom and Linda have been ministering together since their marriage 37 years ago.  Tom is a retired “IT Guy,” and Linda, a retired hospital administrator and RN.  Their passion is to bring heartfelt, meaningful worship to the Lord’s people.  Tom is a graduate of William Tyndale College and Regent University.


George Wysong, Head Usher and his wife, Judy