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

To help people experience full life as Jesus Christ intended by
Loving God
Growing Together
Reaching the World
Please feel free to read our full statement of faith:

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.
Darren Derhousoff ~  Associate & Student Pastor
Pastor Darren’s primary responsibility is teaching students (grades 4-12), 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 have four children.  He is a graduate of Briercrest Bible College and is initially from The Pas, MB.  Darren loves Jesus, all sports, and 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:

Administrative Assistant 
Mayra Frose ~  Janitorial
Mayra has been on staff since the spring of 2009.   Mayra grew up in Brazil where she met her husband Lorne. Mayra is active in various ministries here at River of Life. She enjoys the CheeseCake Factory, Volkswagens and spending time with her twin daughters.

Board of Elders:


Dale Hoeppner


Laura Liebe

Finance Chair

Vic Frose

Care Ministries

Stacey Thiessen

 Church Life

Rob Frose

Maintenance & Board of Worship

Steve Dyck

Associate Pastor & Education Board

Darren Derhousoff
42369 South Sumas Rd  |  Chilliwack BC  |  V2R 4W3  |  604-823-4411  |  riveroflife@shaw.ca