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.

John ArchesPastor John Reimer ~ Transitional Lead Pastor
Pastor John joined us to lead us as we prepare for ministry in our community in the years ahead. John has served in a variety of churches in BC and Alberta over the past 3 decades. John grew up in Manitoba while Debbie grew up right here in Greendale. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. John enjoys hiking in the local mountains and developing his video and photography skills. You can learn more about John at jreimer.com

Pastor Darren Derhousoff ~  Associate & Student Pastor

Pastor Darren’s main 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 his three young daughters at his side.  He is a graduate of Briercrest Bible College and is originally from The Pas, MB.  Darren loves Jesus, all sports, is a huge 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.