Lead Pastors

William was born and raised in Alabama.  After getting radically saved, he immediately moved to Oklahoma to attend Rhema Bible Training Center.  William graduated Rhema in 1995.  He then moved back to AL and served faithfully in his home church as a music minister.  His life was touched in a profound way by the ministry and teaching of Kenneth Hagin and Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard Browne.  William had the privilege of teaching at The River Bible Institute in Tampa, FL.

LaShawn was born and raised in North Dakota.  After graduating from Dickinson High School and attending DSU for a year, she became passionate about fulfilling the call of God on her life.  She decided to move to Tampa, FL in 1998, to attend The River Bible Institute and graduated in 2002 with a BA in Theology.  The ministry of Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard Browne have touched her life in a very special way.  During her fifteen years in FL, she was blessed to work for several powerful ministries.  She had the honor of working for Drs. Rodney and Adonica, then went on to traveling around the world with a lady evangelist for many years and then worked for an international missions organization.

In October of 2013, God spoke to their hearts to move to North Dakota to pioneer The River Church in Dickinson.  They have a burning desire to see Dickinson and the surrounding regions shaken by the love and power of God.

William and LaShawn have been married since 2004 and have two little boys.  Just prior to launching into the call of God full time, Willliam and LaShawn attended The River Church in Tampa and helped to support the vision of Drs. Rodney and Adonica and Revival Ministries International.  In October of 2013, God spoke to their hearts to move to North Dakota to pioneer The River Church in Dickinson.  They have a burning desire to see Dickinson and the surrounding regions shaken by the love and power of God. William and LaShawn are both ordained ministers through Revival Ministries International Ministerial Association.

William and LaShawn Bedsole

Lead Pastors

Care Pastors

Murray and Lyne Nash serve on the Leadership Team as Care Pastors of The River Church. They have been serving God for 40 years and are dedicated to building up the local church community. Powerful in prayer, skillful in the Word with much wisdom, they bring love and compassion to people’s lives.

They come from a rich heritage of faith and have been married since 1996. Murray and Lyne have three daughters.

Murray and Lyne Nash

Care Pastors