meet the pastors

David and Ina Newell are the Senior Pastors of River of Life Church

River of Life Raleigh was planted in 1997. David received a Master’s degree at Princeton Theological Seminary and Ina received her Bachelor of Science degree at Loyola University. David and Ina met and married in New Orleans at Word of Faith in 1970. They both spent 25 years as staff pastors under Pastor Charles Green, developing the youth ministry and founding Word of Faith Bible College. After 1 year on the evangelistic field, they came into the Triangle region in order to plant River of Life.   


Also serving on the pastoral team:

Tim & Paula Pritchard


Pastoral Care Ministry

Kimberly Kobito


Prophetic Ministry and 

Pastoral Care

Lorraine Monroe


 Pastoral Care Ministry