The River

1726 S. 1st Ave. (Highway 191), Safford, AZ
Sundays 8:30 & 10a, Saturdays 6p
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Weekend Services

The River meets on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 10:00. The early service lasts about 70 minutes and the second service is about a half-hour longer. Children and Youth classes are available in the second service. The River also meets on Saturday nights at 6:00. This service lasts about 75 minutes. Everyone is welcome and dress for most is casual.

About Us

The River is a Spirit-filled, non-denominational church in Safford, Arizona. Out first service was April 1, 2012. Since then, we have seen God do many amazing things. Most importantly, we have seen hundreds of transformed lives through the ministry God has given us. David Chapman is the founder and lead pastor of The River and God has assembled an incredible team of leaders.


At The River you will feel right at home. We avoid the feel of organized religion, with its legalism and traditions. Instead, we focus on relationship with Jesus and loving people. Click here to learn what to expect in one of our services.

Have Kids?

The River has something for every age group, from infants to teens, in our main service – Sundays at 10am.

Get Connected

The River has a great small group ministry. Our Connect Groups meet all through the week. Some gather in homes and others meet in the church café. We’re sure that there will be one that’s just right for you!

Service Times

Worship Services: 8:30 am & 10am
Next Step: Building Foundations class 6:00pm

Prayer 7:00-8:00am
Morning Devotional 8:00-8:30am

Midweek Bible Study: 6:30pm

Ignite Worship Service: 6:00pm

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission at The River is to become more like Jesus and advance His kingdom.

Our vision is to raise up a thousand Jesus followers in the Gila Valley.

Latest Message

At The River, we Livestream and archive all of our services. You can click here for the most recent messages or join us live on Facebook or YouTube.