• W H O W E A R E

    River of Life Fellowship opened its doors to the public on  September of 2003.  It started as a Wednesday night prayer meeting which evolved into a Friday night small group meeting.  The church's vision was  given to our Lead Pastor, Bobby Dizon, during one of Morris Cerrullo's  conference at Abundant Grace Community Church.  This vision confirmed  the direction of the group to proceed in the establishment of a small-group-based church.  As the one small group grew, multiplication was needed, thus  giving birth to two more small groups.


    As the group's changed life began to affect the lives of  their  families and those around them in their workplaces and  neighborhoods,  the need grew for the addition of a corporate gathering.  We outgrew the office suite that we were renting along  University Drive in Edinburg. 


     We currently meet  corporately on Sundays at 10:30 am in our church  building located at  12212 North Rooth Road McAllen, TX 78504.  By the  end of 2011 we  had  18 small groups that meet weekly in the McAllen, Edinburg, Mission and  Pharr area.  At present we have more than 50 small groups and the Lord keeps adding to this number. Our Sunday Celebration service averages  between 250-300.


    The vision of River of Life Fellowship is to see the region of the Rio Grande Valley covered with small groups, forming a glorious church, for the purpose of advancing God's kingdom and bringing His very presence to every home and establishment.

    To love God passionately.

    To love one another as Jesus loved us.

    To love those whom Jesus has redeemed.

    To raise up and release leaders.


    We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.


    We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.


    We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory.


    We believe the only means of being cleansed from sin is through believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord."



    Small groups are an essential part of the growth of our church, and any church at that. One still follows the pattern of worship, prayer, and the word but on a smaller more personal scale. The Church Small Group is a group community of 5 to 10 members that meet weekly at a home, park, coffee house, etc. to focus not only on building fellowship but on maturing spiritually.

    River of Life Fellowship is a small-group-based church. This type of church is one that emphasizes both small group meetings and celebration with equal importance.


    In the small-group-based church, the small group is the church and celebration is the church. Every worshiper is highly encouraged to attend both the weekly small group meeting and the Sunday Celebration service. Most people know what the Sunday church celebration looks like.


    As a Small-Group-Based Church, we also have other ministries (e.g. ushering, worship, prayer). However, these ministries exist to support the small groups and Sunday celebration. Everyone participating in a church ministry is also actively involved in a small group, if not leading one (this is especially true of the pastoral elders). In the small-group-based church, the small group is the backbone, or center, of church ministry. Small group ministry replaces the need for many traditional programs.

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    Pastor Bobby & Carmel Dizon

    Lead Pastors

    Pastor Allan &

    Cheryl Cruz

    Associate Pastors

    Pastor Elmer &

    Raquel Esguerra

    Administrative Pastor & Children's Pastor

    Pastor Maryann Dizon

    Youth Pastor






    King's Kidz Ministry is the children's ministry of River of Life Fellowship. We cater to children from infancy thru adolescence, with bible-based teachings customized for each age group level in a loving and caring environment.

    At RIVER OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP, we encourage and teach our children how to pray, If your child is from the age of 3-12 years old, we encourage you to bring them to 

    PRAY GROUND every Sunday @ 10:00 am


    0-24 MOS.


    2 - 3 YRS. OLD


    4 - 6 YRS. OLD


    7 - 9 YRS. OLD


    10 - 12 YRS. OLD








    P.A.R.T.Y. Culture is a gathering of all youth small groups (ages 12-18 ) every Wednesday @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm to pray, worship, and listen to the WORD and experience Jesus Christ.
    In P.AR.T.Y. Culture, we usher young people to strong discipleship, mentorship and kingdom service through God-given talents and skills and relationships that are broken down in smaller groups under a supervision of an adult.

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    To awaken disciples of Jesus Christ and release the kingdom purpose of God by encountering the Lord's presence through small groups.

    To awaken your identity in Christ, to arise in the truth of the word of God, and abide in the Person of Jesus Christ.

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    Tuesday, 7:30 PM

    ARHU 309


    to be announced.


  • River of Life Fellowship Missions

    River of Life Fellowship is dedicated to supporting the ministry of Christ not only locally but also globally.  It is through missions that we are able to fulfill the great commission of making Christ's disciples of all nations.

    River of Life Fellowship Philippines

    River of Life Fellowship Philippines, the mission arm of River of Life Fellowship South Texas, Inc. to the Philippines was birthed in response to a need in 2013 when super typhoon "Haiyan" struck the Philippines leaving thousands of people including young children homeless and orphaned.  It aims to support Christ's ministry in the Philippines by providing food, clothing, and education to poverty- and disaster-stricken region of Leyte thru local and foreign fundraising strategies.  It also aims to support local initiatives of advancing Christ's work of ministering to the less fortunate of our society by supporting other local religious, non-profit organizations.

  • River of Life Fellowship Philippines

    We appreciate any contribution made towards our effort to support the people and children of Philippines. May God richly bless you always! If you are giving your usual tithes

    and offering please use the donate button in the "GIVING" page.

    Donations made through this page will be used specifically 

    for Philippine missions.


    ENCOUNTER GOD RETREAT is a weekend individuals set aside with a primary purpose of restoring hope for the unwritten tomorrows of their life. It is an intentional opportunity to encounter the real Jesus.

    Are you ready to have a face-to-face encounter with God?


    EGR BATCH 30

    September 9-11

    1st Night:

    7pm - 9pm

    3rd Day

    7 am - 5 pm

    2nd Day 

    7 am - 5 pm

    "EGR is a life changing experience"

    "EGR made me a better person." 

  • Encounter God Retreat


    Please register one attendee at a time. Thank you.

  • Hi! I'M NEW

    in this page, you will find weekly schedules, sermons and other resources.


    Sunday Celebration                        

    10:30 am

    Journey Classes      

    9:30 am

    (before the Sunday service)

    P.A.R.T.Y. Culture    

     Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm


    Sundays, 10 am

    Worship Team Rehearsal  

    Thursday Nights - announced by Lead Worshiper

    River of Life Fellowship

    12212 N. Rooth Rd
    McAllen, Texas 78504


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    Phone Number:

    (956) 381-1622

    General Email


    Ignite Prayer


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    6 pm - 7 pm


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    7 pm - 8 pm


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    (Tithes & Offering)

    2 Corinthians 9:10
    New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    10 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;



    we would love to hear all the amazing stories God has done in your life. Share it with us so we can celebrate with you!