Timothy Thomas, born in Jerusalem Israel and Virginia from the good ole Bluegrass state of Kentucky, met in 2010 In Tampa Fl. at The River University (Bible college) and knew from the start they would marry and eventually plant a church together. They moved to Orleans County New York, where Pastor Tim grew up, in 2011.
They married and started a Bible study of where 22 people gathered to grow in the things of God for about a year. They moved to Ft. Worth Texas and youth Pastored for a season and then moved to Kentucky. There, they ran and owned a family business while youth Pastoring at a local church. Through all the seasons and moves, their hearts were still drawn to Western New York.
So after 5 years since originally planting the Bible study in Orleans County New York, Pastors Tim & Virginia moved back and officially launched The River at Orleans County New York church! Which is under the covering of River Ministry International Ministerial Association and the headquarters of the Bible school where Pastors Tim and Virginia attended.
They have two children, Paisley & John Oak Thomas who each have a heart for the Lord just as their parents do.
Their vision is to see true revival take place within each person from the inside out through the demonstration of The Word of God, resulting in the transformation of the county, region, state, and ultimately impacting the ends of the earth.