David Chapman

Our Lead Pastor

David is responsible for leading and teaching the community of believers at The River. He has a passion for seeing others fulfill their God-given assignment. David was ordained in 1990 by the late Dr. Lester Sumrall and has been in ministry for over 20 years. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree in Theology and is the author of more than 15 books. David also has an MBA and spent a number of years in senior management for a large credit card company. His wife, Dr. Debbie, is a Veterinarian and the owner of Desert Cross Veterinary Clinic. She has a life mission to hustle kindness wherever she goes. They have three children (Bri, Emma and Zac) and ten dogs.

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FAVORITE VERSE

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose."

Romans 8:28

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