IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS

River of Glory Church    Juneau, Alaska

River of Glory Church

River of Glory Church was officially organized in December,2000 following a week long evangelistic crusade. A new church for the new millennium. We believe in birthing and maintaining a spirit of revival, renewal and refreshing.

River of Glory Church is in relationship with Dr Rodney Howard-Browne of Revival Ministries International of Tampa Florida. Pastors Sam and Jennifer are ordained under and in partnership with this ministry. Pastors Sam and Jennifer also hold ordination with White Horse Christian Center in West Lafayette Indiana, Pastor Jeff Johns. If you love to worship, love to give, love the Word and to apply the Word, love souls by being a soul winner and love the supernatural with signs and wonders—will feel right at home at River of Glory Church. We welcome you to be part of this fellowship!

River of Glory Church is committed to Jesus and His Word, the Bible. We believe we must not only teach and preach the Bible, but that the Bible must also be demonstrated in Holy Spirit power. Jesus' ministry while here on earth as seen in Luke chapter 4, thus our ministry now, is to:

  • preach to the poor
  • heal the brokenhearted
  • proclaim liberty to captives
  • recovery of sight to the blind
  • to set at liberty those who are oppressed
  • to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord

River of Glory Church expects that Luke chapter 4 ministry to be demonstrated in all our meetings. We desire to see people healed and set free so that they may be whole in Jesus! The Gospel, with Gospel results, is to see people saved (John 3:16), healed (Luke 10:7), full of power (Acts 1:8), filled and continually filled (Acts 2:1-4), for then He will come back for a Bride (Revelations 10:1-9).

Rev. Sam Dalin

Pastor Sam Dalin has had pastoral ministry in California, Nevada, Oregon and Alaska. In 1991, while pastoring in Alaska, Pastor Sam became friends with Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne, as revival came to the church in Ketchikan, Alaska. In April of 1993 Pastor Sam resigned the church in Alaska to travel full-time as an Evangelist. For two years, 1993-1995, Pastor Sam and his family traveled the United States and Malaysia igniting churches in Holy Spirit Signs and Wonders Revivals. In 1995 Pastor Sam pastored a church in Corvallis, Oregon and in 1998 pastored in Windsor, California.

In November, 2000 Pastor Sam, his wife Jennifer, and two daughters, Judy and Janlaine, responded to the call to return to Alaska to minister. We believe there is a new day dawning for the church. The love of God and the power of God together touching you at River of Glory Church.

Fresh oil and fresh wine have been flowing into the Church. Jesus says in John 7:36-37, "If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink. He who believes in Me. . .from his inner most being shall flow rivers of living water." In Ezekiel 47:9 it says "everywhere the river goes there is LIFE." The Church needs to let the mighty RIVER of God's glory overflow to bring life to those in this world!

Jesus

No welcome would be complete without introducing you to our Lord Jesus! If you want to meet Jesus, pray this prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father. . . I come to you in the Name of Jesus.

Your Word says, ". . .him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out" (John 6:37). So I know you won't cast me out, but you take me in and I thank you for it.

You said in Your Word, "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). I am calling on your Name, so I know you have saved me now.

You also said, "if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:9-10).

I believe in my heart Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that He was raised from the dead for me to live forever with Him.

And I confess Him now as my Lord, because your Word says, "with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. . . " and I do believe with my heart.

I have now become the righteousness (in right standing) of God in Christ (II Corinthians 5:21). And I am born again!

Vision

Matthew 16:18, "I will build my Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it."

Ephesians 3:20-21, "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagined according to the power at work with us, to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen."

I. Purpose:

The purpose of writing out this Vision Statement for The River of Glory Church is to clarify our Vision and to state our purpose in developing this Church. "Where there is no vision people perish."—Proverbs 29:18. "Write the vision. . .the vision is yet for an appointed time."—Habakkuk 2:2-3.

Our goal(s):

  1. To do all to the glory of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
  2. To allow the Holy Spirit freedom to work.
  3. To pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17).
  4. To see all our giftings and talents given in I Corinthians 12:1-12 in operation.

The Gospel, Good News, with Gospel results is to see people saved (John 3:16), healed (Luke 10:7), set free (Luke 4:18—19), full of power (Acts 1:8), for then He will come back for a Bride (Revelation 10:1-9).

To see Juneau, Southeast Alaska, every town & village ablaze with His glory, overflowing to the lower ’48 and the nations.

II. Serving:

Pastor—one who is called and appointed by Him; has vision and shares that vision, working together in one accord, committed to God and the people; who dreams and listens to His Voice.

Leadership—called, appointed and shares the Pastor’s vision (Acts 6:1-10), working together in one accord. Men and women with accountability, responsibility, integrity, able to follow as well as lead.

People—who hunger and thirst for Him, working together in one accord. Who see people, not as they are, but what they can become when changed by His Word, demonstrated in power. With all the gifts (I Corinthians 12) and fruits (Galatians 5:22) functioning through them. With the unchurched as our mission.

All—must have the vision, adopt the vision, impart the vision and delegate the vision, speaking and saying what God says.

III. Word/Bible

Six foundational doctrines to be built upon at The River of Glory Church, Hebrews 6:1 & 2

  1. Repentance from dead works
  2. Faith toward God
  3. Doctrine of baptisms
  4. Laying on of hands
  5. Resurrection of the dead
  6. Eternal judgement

IV. Mission:

  1. To allow the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, to change people’s lives by a demonstration of power ministry in the Church and on the streets (I Corinthians 2:1-5).
  2. To realize that all we do MUST result in people being saved: allowing change as we see Jesus’ life and ministry portrayed in the Gospels, Acts of the Holy Spirit done by the Apostles, and US
  3. To love people, especially those that are different: ethnically, financially, relationally, physically, mentally and culturally. "Faith working through love", Galatians 5:6.
  4. To be a church that knows who it is because of New Covenant promises (Hebrews 8:6-9).

V. Five Key Ministries of The River:

  1. Word/Prophetic--preach, teach, demonstrate, I Corinthians 2:1-5.
  2. Evangelism—obey His Word, John 14:21.
  3. Worship—true worshippers worship in Spirit and Truth, John 4:23-24.
  4. Apostolic/Missions—to go, do and support ministries who are seeing Gospel results,
    Matthew 28:18, 19 & 20.
  5. Provision—according to His Word, to facilitate the above, Malachi 3:9—12.

VI. Dream:

Dream a BIG dream with God. Let dreams and visions be lead of God "Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the Law."—Proverbs 29:18

Revised January, 2003