About River of Life

Our Core Values


If you are new to River of Life, our Connections Class is the place to start. You will learn about River of Life Church, and find out more information about the many ways to get connected. These classes are held weekly during Sunday School from 10:00 – 10:45am in a classroom setting.
The Connections Class is a 3 week series culminating with Breakfast with the Pastor. The series starts each month on the first Sunday of the month.


In the discipleship process, we invite you to join us in any and all of our opportunities for Bible Study & Personal development. We offer studies and discipleship on many different levels such as:

Group Bible Study: Sunday Evenings at 6:00pm
Midweek Bible Study, and classes: Wednesday 7:30pm
In-Home Bible Study: A personal bible study in your home on your schedule. Inquire at the information desk.


Our main goal is to reach our city through spreading the love of Christ. Everyone is welcome and no one is out of place. It doesn’t matter what you have done, what you look like, or where you come from; we believe that God desires to touch everyone. If you are in need of prayer, friendship, guidance, etc.; we will do our best to be there for you through any situation.


At River of Life we engage in discipleship in all age groups. It is our vision to continue to teach others to reach out to a lost and dying world through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we accomplish that by equipping people to do the work of the cross with education, training, and hands-on involvement. We believe every member should have a level of involvement in the church, and providing that avenue for growth is our goal!

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16)
We believe that every believer is given power to live a victorious, overcoming life. (I John 5:4-5)

Pastor Jonathan and Sister Kristina Matinzi

Senior Pastors

Pastor Jonathan and Sister Kristina moved to Dade City and founded River of life in 2011. They have four boys, Jonathan, Seth, Christopher, and Gabriel. Pastor Matinzi is ordained with the United Pentecostal Church International, and has been an ordained minister since 2005. Together they have a heart to see Central Florida be radically transformed by the power of God!