Our Mission is to be a Kingdom-focused, Presence-driven church that brings HOPE, HEALING, and RESTORATION to Louisville and beyond.
Our primary pursuit: We are called to pursue the presence of God. It is our goal to foster an environment of worship that enables people to encounter God's presence in a powerful manner, so they can be equipped to live an ongoing lifestyle of hosting His presence.
River City Hope Church is located at 5045 Preston Highway, in Louisville, KY. You'll find us in the Lynnview Shopping Center, on the Northeast corner of Preston and Gilmore Lane.
Sept 2016 - The Lease is signed for 5045 Preston Highway, Louisville
Jan 11, 2017 - New sign added to front of the building
Jan 13, 2017 - Official Launch @ 7PM! (original sanctuary side/now the Prayer Room/Children's Church
Feb 3, 2017 - Street Signs at Lynnview Shopping Center are up!
April 1, 2018 - Official merge with Crestwood Community Church
April 1, 2018 - First Sunday service (previously met on Friday nights)
Sept 30, 2018 - Organized/Charter Date
April 7, 2019 - First Sunday service in the new sanctuary
April 11, 2019 - Kingdom Identity: A Supernatural Women's Conference
December 2019 - "Kingdom Zone" established (1-mile radius around the church)
December 2019 - Prayer Walking/Interceding in our "Kingdom Zone" begins
April 5, 2020 - Community Grocery Giveaway launched
May 16, 2020 - River City Prayer Room launched
Oct 31, 2020 - First Annual Trunk-or-Treat
Jan 25, 2021 - Pastor Michael & April announce resignation of RCHC
Feb 21, 2021 - Terry & Melissa Wright installed as new co-pastors of RCHC
July 31, 2021 - Back-To-School Blessing Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway
Aug 6, 2021 - Official Launch of First Friday Community Worship Night
A New Journey Begins
Written by Pastor Michael Perkins • January 25, 2021
Planting and pastoring River City Hope Church and working with Dr. Powell and The Kentucky District over the last 5 years has been one of the greatest honors of our lives. We didn’t know that pastoring a church could be this much fun.
We have seen The Lord do so many incredible things. From our first Sunday at Crestwood, to becoming the Pastors of Crestwood, to leasing River City’s building, to remodeling the original side, to our launch, to moving to Sunday mornings, to Crestwood merging with River City, to the remodel of our new sanctuary, to waiting patiently on The Lord to sell the Crestwood property, to planning and hosting a national women’s conference, to seeing growth, there has been a lot of amazing things that we have witnessed.
Since July we have felt The Lord’s prompting to be near our family, which we did our best to pray away, but that prompting would not go away. And after putting out a few fleeces, which The Lord miraculously answered, we have decided this is what The Lord is asking us to do, to relocate to be near family in Illinois.
We didn’t come to this decision lightly or easily. This transition isn’t about ministry promotion, it isn’t because we are upset because we aren’t at all, and it isn’t because we have had something happen. We believe it’s us simply responding to God’s Voice.
River City Hope Church is the greatest church on the planet and it’s filled with people that we love more than we could ever express. They are wildly passionate about pursuing the Presence of God. This company of people has loved my family deeply and has trusted us implicitly while we have pursued God’s Presence while often being misunderstood by others.
We believe River City Hope Church’s best days are ahead and we believe that April and I’s ceiling will be the floor of the next pastors.
As founding pastors of a church plant, it’s painful to leave something we started behind because it’s so beautiful and we love it so much. With that being said, we believe that River City Hope Church is good soil and we will continue to sow our prayers and our finances into it because we believe that we really do reap what we sow. We believe in this company of people, this Revival Family. We believe in the future of River City Hope Church.
What will ministry look like for us? We don’t know yet. We don’t have anything lined up. We are simply going to take the time to pray and listen to what The Lord has for us, whether it’s to go fully itinerant (I have several meetings already scheduled), or whether it’s to plant another church, start a Prayer Room/Equipping Center, or something else, we simply do not know. We know that Illinois will be our home base and that we are just going to seek The Lord.
February 14th will be our last Sunday at River City Hope Church. I’d ask that you pray for River City Hope Church during this time. We love this church and it’s people deeply. And pray for my family as we seek The Lord’s direction in this next season of ministry.
A Love Letter to our Revival Family
Written by April Perkins • February 14, 2021
The past 4 years at River City Hope Church have been the most fruitful, fulfilling and enjoyable time that Michael Perkins and I’ve ever had in our 14+ years in ministry. It’s been transformative in our family, our marriage and our personal life with King Jesus.
Parachute Planting a church in Louisville, Kentucky wasn’t on our radar until Yahweh burdened our hearts almost 5 years ago. Everything RCHC is Today is because of Yahweh’s immeasurable Goodness and the beautiful Revival family of Wildly Passionate Jesus Lovers that find themselves there week-in-and-week-out...living life together with one heart.
Revival Family, thank you for loving us so well. We are overwhelmed by how well you have honored us and showered us with love and affection over these past years. You are and will forever be family to us. You are all deeply loved by us and will be missed.
It has been the greatest honor to pastor River City Hope Church for Michael and I. We didn’t know ministry could be this fun and fulfilling.
Michael and I are praying for all of you and for River City Hope Church. The best days are ahead!
We love you and look forward to visiting.