Phillip McClure is the Lead Pastor. A native of Kentucky, Phillip and family have lived in Arkansas since ‘93 and in Fort Smith since December 2002. He has been married to Theresa for 25 years and is father of seven children, from 14-33. His passion for River Valley is a strong, healthy church focused and reliant on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. His spare time includes playing and singing music and game nights with family and friends (especially Power Grid).
He prefers classic rock to country, Mexican food, backgammon to chess, and green. He is convinced God placed him in ministry because he would have blown it all without the constant accountability. The only sport he is fanatic about it soccer, especially the U.S. National team and World Cup.
He is thrilled to spend time creating music with his kids, and is dedicated to helping them become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ over their lifetimes. If you want to catch up with Phillip's tweets, blog posts, and stati (status updates), link up below!