Our Pastors

Richard and Linda Goad are the pastors of River of Life Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They accepted the pastorate of River of Life Church in the summer of 2002. Their ministry at ROL has been fruitful as the congregation has experienced excellent growth while assisting in the planting of three metro churches, the expansion of the ROL facilities plus the completion of construction of four churches in Cuba, Panama, Peru, and Belize. Richard has led more than twenty trips to mission fields around the world. Pastor

Richard states his vision of ministry is serving the Kingdom of God through Loving God and Loving People.


Soon after Jeff and Mandi Patterson were married, the two began serving as youth pastors at River of Life Church and held that position until 2012.  Since then, the Patterson’s have served as elders at River and in June 2015, they accepted the role of associate pastor.






Kelvin and Elizabeth Rose serve as River of Life Youth Pastors. They married in October 2016. Kelvin has been the Youth Pastor at River of Life since 2014 and Elizabeth came alongside in 2016.Kelvin and Elizabeth Rose
Youth Pastors



Debbie Little
Children’s Pastor