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Shortly after graduating Bible college, Pastor Darrel Thompson and his wife Deana, along with friends and family, started having meetings in their hometown which ended up becoming the foundations of The River Church.

Years later, The River Church is now a thriving church family right in the heart of downtown Mount Carmel, IL. In addition to our Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Rooms, Sunday Morning services, and monthly River Outpouring services, we provide Men’s Ministry, Hidden Treasure Women’s Ministry, Marriage Ministry, and Middle and High School youth group.

The church is often defined as a community of believers. As a church, we believe God intended so much more than mere community for His church. We believe that the biblical concept of FAMILY more accurately embodies God’s design for the function of the church; not only growing in relationship with the Lord, but also in authentic relationship with one-another.

Our desire is to raise up sons and daughters in devotional intimacy, not just to release them into personal destiny, but to build generational legacy.

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All of our services and conferences can be watched live via our Facebook and YouTube pages!

The River Prayer Room (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
11:00am-1:00pm CST

Sunday Morning Service
10:00am CST

Our monthly River Outpouring Service times vary based on the calendar. Check our social media platforms for the dates of our next Outpouring.

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There are many ways to give at The River Church. Aside from giving during our services, you can also use our text-to-give feature by texting the word ‘GIVE’ to (618)248-4874, or through our easy tithe app at the link below.

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The easiest way to get ahold of our ministry is to give us a call at (618)302-3730, or email us at