RiverLife Chapel History

People Becoming Fully Alive in Christ”

RLC began its days as a home church in an apartment in the Town of Wilson.

In this home setting, the family identity of our church was formed. After a while the leadership team at the Elks Lodge behind the Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls graciously welcomed us to meet in their facility. From this rented hall, RiverLife Chapel was officially launched in January 2009.

The church began to grow primarily through word of mouth, with members coming from diverse areas such as Niagara Falls, Newfane, Youngstown, Lewiston, Wheatfield and as far away as Holland, NY. Our congregation saved money while searching for a more permanent home. In April 2011, God provided the means to purchase the Old Hardings restaurant building on Creek Rd. in Porter/ Youngstown. With a warm welcome from the Town of Porter and extensive support from the local community, a yearlong renovation process was completed and we held our first worship service on Pentecost Sunday, May 27th, 2012 with great celebration and thanksgiving.

In 2017, the Lord began leading the congregation into a new season and the next phase of the vision as local pastoral leadership was transitioned to Pastor Kevin Cole.  Our history continues to be made, most importantly through lives that are being transformed. People continually testify that they are coming to know Jesus more intimately and to love others more sincerely. Restlessness is being turned to peace, despair to hope and sadness into joy! We have seen troubled marriages saved, bad habits broken, new dreams coming alive and a growing congregation that truly enjoys coming to church.

Jesus is alive and RiverLife Chapel is a congregation of People Becoming Fully Alive in Christ! If you are in need of the abundant life of Christ, consider being a part of our history and, better yet, a vibrant part of His Story!