Meet Our Staff


Dr. Chris & Melinda Farley

Senior Pastors

Pastor Chris Farley is a pastor, author, and a visionary leader who has been deeply involved in the spiritual formation of others for over twenty-four years. Called a cultural architect by some, his heart’s desire is to create churches that unchurched people love to attend.

Chris is known for his motivational and informative communication style which has taken him around the world speaking in conferences, colleges, leadership summits, in addition to the local community of faith. He holds degrees majoring in Psychology and Business Administration. Chris also holds a Master of Theology. The most recent academic achievement of Chris would be that he received his Doctorate of Psychology in 2013.

In 1999, Chris and Melinda accepted the position as Senior pastors and lead multiple services at The River. He lives on the Gulf Coast with his wife and they have two sons, Chase and Chandler


RJ & Tará Wynn

Administrative Pastor & Creative Arts/Worship Pastor

RJ and his family have been a part of our staff since October of 2018. He has been in ministry since he was 17 years old, as a Worship Pastor, Administrative Pastor and just simply serving as a volunteer. His heart and passion for the Kingdom of God, reflect in his work ethic and love for people wherever he goes.

Tará, has a rich heritage in ministry. Since she was a child, she has sang and ministered all over the country with her family. She continues to use her talents as our Creative Arts/Worship Pastor.

They have been married since 2008 and they have 5 beautiful children - Karis, Javen, Giselle, Brielle and Caelum.


Sue Wilson

Executive Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!