---Stories Archive


March 2019

Doug’s Story: Meeting Christ (and the Redwood Campus Merge)

How did Pastor Doug meet Christ? How did he and his wife find themselves at River Valley? How did the Redwood Campus come to be? Tune in here!

Pastor Tyler’s Musings: When You Don’t Like the Sermon Or Speaker

We’ve all been there. Listen to these five helpful tips Pastor Tyler shares when we find ourselves not jiving with the sermon or speaker.

Brandon’s Story: How River Valley Raised Me

Brandon Warner shares an incredible story of growing up inside the ministries here at River Valley. 

February 2019

Tyler and Austin Discuss the Benefits and Challenges of Dating

To date or not to date? Tyler Goens & Austin Abbott discuss the dangers and benefits of dating.

Sarah’s Story: The Power of Pain

Sarah Kostrna shares about a life-threatening car accident six years ago, resulting in a miraculous healing process. 

Pastor Tyler’s Musings: Why Read?

Pastor Tyler shares with us how reading develops perseverance, focus, increases brain activity, perspective, and ultimately allows us to know God better.

Teresa’s Story: When John 4 Wrecked Me

Listen in as God uses scripture to transform Teresa’s life of numbness and pain into a life of healing and joy.

January 2019

Stories: Frank and the Matz Army

Frank Matz – one of our Murphy Campus Pastors, shares his story involving a challenging childhood, teenage parenthood, joining the Air Force, church-planting, and raising a large family.

Pastor Tyler’s Musings: Why Exodus?

Pastor Tyler shares why we as a church chose to tackle the Book of Exodus as our newest sermon series.

Pastor Tyler’s Musings: Wedding Vows & Taylor Swift

Pastor Tyler shares about one of his recent blogs called “Vowing Not To Vow” with Natalie Goens and Matt Combe.