The River Oaks Staff


    Pastor Larry Rodgers is many things... He's a husband, a father, a friend and mentor; he's a teacher, a preacher, a counsellor and a leader. He unapologetically preaches the life-changing word of God with conviction and authority, with depth and substance, but also with humor and a whole lot of grace. God has blessed River Oaks Church with this loving and caring shepherd. He is married to his wife, Grace, they have one daughter, Dakotah. Larry enjoys reading; and apart from the Bible, Larry said his favorite book is "whatever I'm reading right now".

  • Zach MendenhalL           YOUTH Pastor

    Zach officially joined River Oaks Church in December of 2021 and has settled in nicely.  He  is a dedicated student of, and a passionate teacher of God's Word. Together with his wife, Lauren, they are quickly developing a special relationship with our 7th -12th Graders (who make up the River Oaks Student Ministry), and they are looking forward to building a life-changing ministry to the students in our church and in our community. They gather in our brand new discipleship building on Wednesday nights and Zach is planning numerous special events throughout the upcoming year. Zach and Lauren have a young son named Sylas. 

  • RachAEl Ames            Children's Director

    Rachael Ames is a bundle of energy and joy. She loves Jesus and she loves children and has devoted her life to serving both. Rachael leads a team of wonderful, skillful, passionate volunteers who seek to create fun environments in which the truth of God’s Word is faithfully taught, where the fascinating stories of the Bible come to life, and where children are nurtured and guided and lovingly challenged to think purposefully about their own faith. Racheal is also a proud mom of two amazing young adults; Elizabeth and Alexander (a.k.a. Biz and Zander).