River of Life is here for you. We are a community of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. The Word is revealed here for the purpose of being lived out. River of Life is an independent, evangelical community church. If you are new to Chilliwack or looking for a church to call home, we invite you to come join us at 10am Sunday morning. We look forward to meeting you soon. Come out and discover how to experience full life as Jesus Christ intended!

Our Mission & Vision

River of Life Church is here to help people experience full life as Jesus Christ intended. We plan to do this by:
Loving God
Growing Together
Reaching the World


Please feel free to read our full statement of faith:

Statement of Faith document


Pastoral Team:

As Pastors, we recognize God as the ultimate authority and realize we are here to serve our Saviour Jesus Christ, congregation and community. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the church for the ministries that Christ calls them to.


 Pastor Mike Lewis ~ Lead Pastor
Pastor Mike is looking forward to Gods leading as he prepares for ministry in our church and community. Mike has been married to Amy for 25 yrs and they have 4 children. Ryley who is married to Sarah, they have one child named Malachi, Mike and Amys first grandson. Cheyenne who is married to Mack, Dakota and Conner. Mike has been in ministry for 17 years serving in variety of roles from Campus Pastor to Youth and Young Adults. Mike grew up in Langley where he met Amy at CLA youth and eventually got married. Mike enjoys a good cup of coffee, golfing, VW’s and being Gramps to Malachi and Mila. Feel free to contact pastor Mike for a coffee at Mike@rolgreendale.ca


Pastor Darren Derhousoff ~  Associate & Student Pastor

Pastor Darren’s primary responsibility is teaching the students (grade 5-12), working with young adults and helping serve in the education department at River of Life. Pastor Darren has served at River of Life since 2006 with his wife, Alyssa, and has four young children at his side as well.  He is a graduate of Briercrest Bible College and is initially from The Pas, MB.  Darren loves Jesus, all sports, is a massive fan of the Edmonton Oilers.  He is passionate about teaching the youth and challenges them to wrestle with their faith and make it their own.


Support Staff:


Jen Frose ~  Administrative Assistant 

Jen has been working in the church office since 2008 and was the co-ordinator of our children’s ministry, LIFE Kids Ministry (2007-2015).  Jen & her husband Gerry, both grew up in this church and are raising their 2 children here in Greendale.  Jen enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking and traveling (near & far).
Email:  riveroflife@shaw.ca

Lorne & Mayra Frose ~  Janitorial

Lorne and Mayra have been on staff since the spring of 2009.   Lorne grew up as a PK/MK and met his wife while his family was serving in Brazil. They are both active in various ministries and have been youth sponsors for the past 6 years. They enjoy frozen yogurt, Volkswagens and spending time with their twin daughters.