River of Life – Muncie, Indiana

Our Lead Pastor


Lead PastorJohn Martin
Lead Pastor

Pastor John has been involved in ministry work for over twenty-five years. After graduating from Jackson College of Ministries (Jackson, MS) he evangelized for six years, preaching all over the United States and the world, before returning home to Muncie. He briefly served as Assistant Pastor at River of Life (formerly Parkview Apostolic Church) before becoming the Lead Pastor in 1994. During the time of Pastor John’s leadership at River of Life, the church has experienced notable growth and enjoyed tremendous success in many areas. His personal passion and vision for the church is characterized by an unrelenting emphasis on prayer, personal evangelism, and revival.

Pastor John is also the Lead Pastor of River of Life Fishers – a growing church near Indianapolis that originally began as a startup church plant of River of Life Muncie. He has previously served the Indiana District, UPCI in various capacities including Sectional Presbyter. He also serves on the steering committees of various influential revival, leadership, and missions conferences. Pastor John is also very active in world missions work and has personally preached at many venues abroad during trips to seventeen different countries. River of Life shares Pastor John’s burden for missions and is laboring together with him in the Indianapolis work and the future founding of a new church in Capetown, South Africa.

Pastor John has a beautiful family. His wife Kendra (formerly Dyer) is a former Christian Life College (Stockton, CA) student and is very active in the ministries of the church. They are blessed with three children; a son, Riley, and and two daughters, Reagan and Rhen.


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River of Life
5350 West Bethel Avenue
Muncie, Indiana 47304

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