What Should I Expect?

We like to keep the main thing the main thing. Jesus is the Main Thing! Therefore, all we try to do is worship Him with all our heart, proclaim His glory and His goodness, and tell everyone who comes to River Oaks Church just how much He loves them. We keep things simple to avoid distractions.

Fresh Upbeat Music

Not too loud, not too quiet, it's just right. We like things to be upbeat, mostly contemporary, and oozing with powerful truths about the amazing God we serve. We fit somewhere in between musical perfection and making a joyful noise unto the Lord. God truly gets it, and hopefully, so will you!

Impactful Messages

The word of God was not given for our information, it was given for our transformation. God loves us just as we are, but He loves us too much to leave us like that. He wants us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Living Word has the power to change anyone!

Casual Environment

Some argue that "God deserves our best", and that's why a lot of people dress up to go to church. It's perfectly fine to do that, but the Bible tells us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. (not our wardrobe). We believe it's a lot easier to encounter God when you are comfortable and open. 

Lots of Smiling Faces

When people love God and love one another, it has an odd tendency to creep into their facial muscles and cause a God-given phenomenon known as "Smiles". 


In this all-too-cynical world we're living in, it's nice to find a simple and consistent way to rise above it all. That way is through Jesus. When Jesus was born, an angel appeared to a group of shepherds and said, "I bring you Good News of Great Joy!" When we know Jesus as Savior, the Lord makes His face shine upon us! Yes, and He's smiling too!

God is Going to Show Up!

Whether you've been at River Oaks for multiple years or if you've just arrived for your very first visit; we can assure you that God is going to show up! Whether it's through our time of musical worship or when the Word of God is being spoken, or perhaps when someone looks you in the eye and says, "We're really glad you're here." The presence of our promise-keeping God is something He virtually guarantees. The Bible tells us that He always inhabits the praises of His people; AND any time two or three of us get together, He will be right there with us!