Who We Are

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Get to Know the River of Life Church Family

As you can see from the flags above, we are an international church family at River of Life, many different people united by our faith in Jesus Christ. Originally we started out in 2020 as a group of five families set apart by the International Christian Fellowship in Oberursel to establish a Christ-centered church in south Frankfurt. Only a little over a year later we had more than doubled, but beyond that, we have grown together in meaningful relationship with one another. Because God has such a big heart for the people of Frankfurt, we look forward to the family growing in the coming weeks, months, and years.

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SAM DYER, Pastor

Sam and his family have lived in Germany since 2013 after spending several years in South Asia as missionaries. The transition to Germany began with developing a refugee ministry at International Christian Fellowship, equipping and encouraging the church to engage and bless their neighbors. Pastor Sam is passionate about seeing people grow to their full potential in Christ, enjoying God and others, and teaching the Word of God in its entirety. When he's relaxing you might find him fishing with his son, playing with his daughter and the family dog, Rudy, or passing the time with Desireé, his wife of 13 years.








STEFAN WIRTHS, Elder

Stefan and his lovely wife, Michelle, were long time members at International Christian Fellowship before being called to join the River of Life family. He served as an ICF elder for six years before taking on the role at River of Life Church. Mr. and Mrs. Wirths live and work in Frankfurt, but when they are not in the office or at home you can rest assured they are exploring a new place in Germany or traveling this big, beautiful world.









ÉRIKA BLANCO, Design

Érika and her business-minded husband, Kevin, are definitely the creative brains of River of Life Church. This dynamic duo was part of the River of Life core team even before we had an official name. Érika's eye for design and Kevin's marketing experience have already been assets to the church in its early stages of life. Mrs. Blanco enjoys original art and sunny days and Kevin is pretty sporty. Who knows, you may even find this couple laying out or playing beach volleyball somewhere in the world!