“...everything lives where the river flows...” -Ezekiel 47:9

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Meet the Team

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Pastor JeffPastor William J. Bass

Pastor William Jeffery Bass was born in Troy, Alabama. He is married to his wife Pastor Demetria Bass, they have one son Christopher James Bass, and they reside in Manassas, Virginia. Pastor Jeff graduated high school with honors and received a B.S. degree in Broadcast Journalism from Troy State University.

On August 17, 1987, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and continues to have a hunger and thirst for the Word of God.  Pastor Jeff has served in many areas of the ministry from usher, greeter, teacher, youth ministry, men’s ministry and many other ministries. Pastor Jeff is the charismatic Senior Pastor of the River Christian Center and the River United Network (R.U.N.) an apostolic covering to ministers and ministries. His favorite passage in the Bible is Second Chronicles chapter 20 because it illuminates the fact that through prayer, petition, and praise, God will prepare, protect, and provide for his people.

Through Pastor Jeff’s down to earth, sometimes humorous, but always relevant and scripturally applicable life-changing messages, people are encouraged, exhorted, and energized to serve the Lord. The greatest testimony of Pastor Jeff is that he truly loves the Lord and life is all about serving Christ and others.


Pastor DeePastor Demetria Bass

Demetria Bass is a native of Jacksonville, Florida but for many years she has lived throughout the United States of America and abroad. Her travels have taken her to places such as Keflivik, Iceland and Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. She served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force National Guard and 20 years in the U.S. Navy. It was during this time that she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and considers herself to be a child of the Most High King. While serving her Country in Diego Garcia it was then that she accepted the call of Jesus Christ to be a deliverer of the Gospel.

She currently serves as the Executive Pastor of the River Christian Center and her goal is to teach, preach and break down the Word of God in such a way that everyone can enjoy, understand, and apply it to their everyday life. She is happily married to her beloved and supportive husband Jeff and she is the mother of one birth son, Christopher James Bass. Also, God has truly blessed Pastor Demetria to be the spiritual mother of many other sons and daughters.