James River Church

Over 12,000 in Attendance Every Week Across Two Campuses

James River Church is filled with countless stories of people who have been forever changed by the grace of God. Through our weekly services, averaging at over 12,000 people a week, we have seen thousands respond to the gospel and baptized. The students of JRLC are given the opportunity to work along side the people who have made Springfield, MO home to one of the 100 largest churches in America.

Pastor’s John & Debbie Lindell

John and Debbie Lindell live life full-on with a passionate love for God and a desire to see His purpose unleashed in the lives of people. For the past 22 years they have served together as Lead Pastors of James River Church. John and Debbie love to see the church flourish and lives transformed by the power of God. They have 2 married sons, David and Brandon, and a daughter, Savannah.

We Celebrate All God Has Done this Past Year!



Life Groups

Church Plants in Cuba

Jesus said: I came to give you LIFE … LIFE in all its fullness!

John 10:10 (para)

Conferences & Events

Women's Conference - Premiere

Designed For Life

Join 10,000 women for an encounter with God at JQH arena in 2014 at one of the premier women’s conferences in the country.

Men's Conference - Springfield, MO

Stronger Men’s Conference

A company of thousands of men passionate about Jesus and making an impact for His name.

Youth Group Events

Outreaches & Events

Every event opens the doors to reaching the lost. From our October 31st party to our Christmas Special.

The Heartbeat of Our Church

Reach the Lost

Expository Preaching

Prayer & Worship


Children & Youth

Involve People in Ministry

Encourage People

What We Believe

God's Word

We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

God's Person

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. The Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. Each time we partake of communion we remember Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

God's Plan for Man

We believe sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. In order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and powerful lives in order to help others more effectively. In order to live the holy, fruitful, and power-filled lives God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water, set our mind on Him and His purpose, and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.

God's Plan for the Church

We believe God has individually equipped us and corporately gathered us as His living body so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, strengthen the Church, and share the Gospel with the community in which we live.

God's Plan for the End Times

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised and will rule and reign on this earth. History will conclude as the wicked are judged and the righteous enter a new heaven and a new earth.

Connecting People to the Majesty of Christ

Every week we lives are being touched by the power of God through James River Church.

Experience James River Church

Weekly Services

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Online Campus

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Video Messages

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James River Podcast

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Located in the Springfield, Missouri Area

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