"DISCIPLES OF JESUS in community for the community"
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River Community Church in Red Bluff was planted in the Spring of 2014 by Neighborhood Church of Anderson and Cottonwood. Nat Porter and Mark Roberts were the original planters. They had a vision for a new church in Red Bluff; a church where the gospel of Jesus Christ would be proclaimed, lives would be changed, and people would be brought into a new family...the family of God. It would be a community of followers of Jesus who would pursue the joy of God for the glory of God! The church started out with a handful of people who embraced their vision, and worked hard to make it so.
Today, the church is led by Rich Titus and Mateo Perez. We continue to embrace the vision of proclaiming the Gospel in such a way that lives are changed, joy in Jesus is shared, and God is glorified through it all! We possess a strong passion for being a light in our city; a light that shines on the Kingdom of God, inviting all who would to enter.
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Rich Titus is one of our pastor/elders at River Community Church. He preaches regularly, and occasionally leads the Sunday gatherings in worship through music.
Rich grew up in the rural area of Calaveras County where his dad managed a large cattle ranch near Angels Camp, CA. He graduated from Bret Harte High School and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Education from the California State University at Fresno. He taught high school agriculture science for 14 years before entering full time youth ministry in Anderson, California. During that time he completed a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from National University.
Today, Rich and his wife Jackie live in the nearby community of Gerber where, in their spare time, they raise Angus and Simangus cattle, as well as Boer goats. Rich and Jackie both have a passion for church planting and sharing the gospel with the people, young and old, of their community,
Mateo Perez is an elder at River Community Church. He coordinates community groups, as well as hosting and leading a community group; teaches on occasion, and organizes set up and tear down of church services.
Mateo was born and raised in Gerber, CA and graduated from Red Bluff High School. He has made a career at the Walmart Distribution Center, where he has worked his way up to his current position as a Human Resources Office Manager.
Today, Mateo and his wife, Rachel, live in Red Bluff with their two youngest children. When they are not busy hosting church and family gatherings, they enjoy homeschooling their children, having movie and game nights, and visiting the Northern California coast.
Rachel Perez coordinates our Children’s Discipleship Team, which includes an amazing group of teachers that lead our River Community Kids classes.
Rachel grew up in coastal and central California and attended college at Azusa Pacific University and Humboldt State University before settling in Red Bluff and getting married to Mateo in 2005. She graduated from Chico State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She went on to work in the state preschool program for five years before leaving the workforce to raise her three children.
Today, Rachel is homeschooling her two youngest children and enjoys being involved as a family in many facets of River Community Church. They lead a community group in their home and Rachel hosts a mom’s bible study called "Sweet Peas and Mommies" as well. Whatever event is going on, you can be sure, there will be a surplus of children there!
Jackie Titus coordinates our Budget and Finance Team at River Community Church. She is also coordinating our women's group. On Sunday mornings, she can be found faithfully serving behind the computer as she coordinates media for our Sunday services.
Jackie was born and raised in Shasta County where she attended Anderson Union High School. As a high school student, she was extensively involved in sports and was a member of 1983 Division II California State Champion basketball team. Along with the rest of her team, Jackie was later inducted into the Shasta County Athletic Hall of Fame. After high school, she attended Shasta College and received an associate's degree in Accounting. Later, she earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Simpson University.
Today, Jackie is a the Director of Early Childhood Development Fiscal Operations at the Shasta County Office of Education. She enjoys raising cattle and goats with her husband, Rich, as well as being a wife, a mother of three, and grandmother of five.