The River Oaks Staff

  • LARRY RODGERS

    LEad PASTOR

    Larry@rivoakschurch.com

    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.

  • Zach MendenhalL      

    Pastor of Student Ministries

    Zach@rivoakschurch.com

    Zach is a dedicated student of, and a passionate teacher of God's Word. Together with his wife, Lauren, they have developed a special relationship with our 7th -12th Graders (who make up the River Oaks Student Ministry), and they are dedicated to leading this vital ministry to the students in our church and in our community.  Zach and Lauren have a young son named Silas. 

  • Brent Herrington    

    Pastor of Worship  & Connections

    Brent@rivoakschurch.com

    You can tell by his distinguishable drawl that Brent is a country boy at heart. Originally from Kentucky, he joined the River Oaks team in 2022 and serves as our Worship Pastor, Technical Director and Pastor of Connections. He is married to his wife, Angel, and they have three daughters: Breanna, Brette, and Aslyn.

  • Racheal Ames      

    Children's Ministry Director

    racheal@rivoakschurch.com

    Racheal 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 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).