Where we've been and where we're going.

The River Ukiah, is a part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, and has been a part of the city of Ukiah for over 40 years. Throughout those years there have been several pastors, meeting locations and members.
In July of 2013, Pastors Mike and Jen Dyer became the lead Pastors of The River. Together they have over 20 years of ministry experience. In coming to the River, Pastors Mike and Jen have shared their heart to REACH the lost, REFRESH the weary and RESTORE the broken of Mendocino County through connecting people into a life-giving relationship with Jesus. It is through this mission that The River finds its purpose as a church, and we believe God has designed us as a local church to help bring healing, wholeness and freedom to people’s lives.
In 2020, God made it possible for The River to purchase 3.26 acres of property that became the home for The River. Our dream is to build a campus that will serve our church, as well as bridge the gap to our community through providing activities, programs and facilities that will allow us to build strong relationships with our community. We truly believe that our story is just getting started, and that “Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city” as we continue to love Jesus, our community, and serve them both with all we have to offer.

Our mission

Reach the lost, Refresh the weary, Restore the broken. All for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Our Beliefs

The River Ukiah is a Foursquare associated church. Our beliefs are in line with what the Foursquare Church believes, and our pastors are trained and licensed through the Foursquare Church.  For a comprehensive overview of what we believe please click the link below. Here you will find our beliefs about salvation, the eternal God-head, the Word of God, the Christian walk, the spirit-filled life, and the afterlife, along with scripture that correlates with our beliefs.


We believe that the old saying is true… “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time."




We as a church will be strategic in how we function in our local community and ultimately our world. Our strategy is simple, focused, and full of purpose. We want to help people KNOW God, experience His love, forgiveness and grace. We accomplish this by teaching biblical truth, the promises of God, and the freedom that comes through a daily personal relationship with Jesus. We will take measurable steps to help people GROW in their faith in Jesus and find freedom through developing daily habits for spiritual growth. We will help people be whole by processing past hurts, habits, and hang-ups, and surrendering them to the healing power of Jesus. Then we can help people learn to FLOW with a purpose by using their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities to serve God and others and make a difference in our world.

Core Values

Our values shape who we are as a church and determine how we do what we do.
These 10 values are non-negotiable for us.


The Word of God is the foundation for everything we do and believe. We will proclaim it without shame.


We will always start on our knees.
It’s the starting point for hearing the voice of God for our lives.


We will always leave the 99 for the 1, no matter the cost. We will do whatever it takes to help people know Jesus.


We will always view serving as a privilege.
It is an honor to sacrifice and serve God and people.


We will be givers, not just consumers. We will be irrationally generous with our time, talents and treasure.


We will always bring our "A-GAME."
We refuse to settle for average when awesome is possible.


We dream big and trust God for big things.
We cannot dream dreams bigger than God can fulfill.


We will be flexible, teachable, and always grateful. An attitude and heart to serve, learn, and be thankful are key.


We will have fun in all we do.
We will laugh often and enjoy the ride wherever God takes us.


We are better together.
We do everything as a team, all doing our part to make it happen.