Non denominational church in Teaneck NJ

The River Church of NJ

Learn more
about-us

About The River Church of New Jersey

The River Church of New Jersey serves the Northern Bergen County area.
We hope you will join us for worship. We are located at Genesee Ave and Teaneck Rd in Teaneck, NJ.

Our Vision

The River Church is a non-denominational church, which seeks to bring people closer to God and to each other in Christian community. The name, River Church, was chosen because we have come to see that people not only need to drink water regularly, but that we all have a spiritual thirst to be loved and to develop fulfilling relationships. The BIBLE tells us that we were made to be close to God and to know His love for us through Jesus, His Son, but so often we keep God at a distance. He longs to hold you close and quench your thirst. We hope that the River Church will help you taste God’s goodness.

Our Beliefs

Scripture – We believe the Bible to be the word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. We believe the Bible’s truth is timeless and speaks to us today.

Trinity – We believe that the Bible teaches that one real and personal God exists, as the Holy Trinity, eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Humanity – We believe that according to God’s Word every person was created in the image of God to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. However, humanity is separated from God because of our sin. We believe that all people are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except through His mercy.

Jesus – We believe that Jesus is the Eternal Son of God who became a human being. He lived a sinless life, obeying God’s Law fully, suffered and died on the cross for the sins of His people, and was then physically raised from the dead on the third day. He did all of this to accomplish the salvation of His people.

Salvation – We believe that salvation is received by faith in Jesus Christ alone, not by good works. Anyone who trusts and believes in Jesus’ death for their personal sins is forgiven and accepted by God, and is restored into a personal relationship with Him as His children.

Church – The purpose of the church is to bring Christ, the living water, to thirsty people. In response to the salvation Christ brings, believers worship God, celebrate and share the gospel, disciple and pray for one another, and reach out to the community with compassion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bible-verse
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16
our-staff

Our Staff

Meet our Staff

Jim Om

Jim Om

Lead Pastor View Details
Jen Om

Jen Om

Director of Youth Ministry View Details
Jay Barker

Jay Barker

Worship leader View Details
Jim Om

Jim Om

Lead Pastor

Jim Om is the founding pastor of the River Church of New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. In 1996, Jim and his wife, Jen, moved to the New York/New Jersey area to join the pastoral staff of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, where he worked for seven years. The Om’s along with a handful of families started meeting together to pray for a gospel centered church plant in the end of 2003 and launched the River Church in March of 2004. Jim also serves as a chaplain on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck/Hackensack. He and Jen have four children – Peter (PJ), Phoebe, Penelope, and Philip.

Jen Om

Jen Om

Director of Youth Ministry

Jen Om directs the Youth Ministry of the River Church from toddlers to high school. She also coordinates the Women’s Ministry consisting of the women’s small groups and special fellowship events. Jen received her theological training from Westminster Theological Seminary and has been married to Pastor Jim Om for 20 years. They have four children: Peter, Phoebe, Penelope, and Philip.

Jay Barker

Jay Barker

Worship leader

Jay Barker is the worship leader of the River Church of NJ. He has served in different capacities of worship ministry for over 10 years. He plays acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and is an adept vocalist. Jay has served various churches in the NY/NJ area through many retreats and revivals. Jay has also been involved in youth ministry for over 8 years, and is a member of NJYPN (New Jersey Youth Pastor’s Network).

contact

The River Church of New Jersey

9 Genessee Ave
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 394-3873
omjim@aol.com

We would love to hear from you

If you would like more information about our church or community, please send us a message. Feel free to also leave any feedback or suggestion. Thanks for visiting!