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Pastor Patrick A. McCulley


A loved pastor, successful businessman, apostolically anointed man of God, beloved husband and father. Pastor Pat has been serving the Lord since 1990 with a passion and love for God’s people and a desire to minister to His leaders.


Pastor Pat has been married for 22 years to his wife Machelle who is an integral part of his ministry at River Worship Center. Together they have 2 children, Meaghan, 19 and Shiloh, 13 who both serve in the ministry at River Worship Center. As a family man, Pastor Pat is dedicated to the preservation of marriages and family.


Pastor Pat’s military experience gives him a different perspective in the ministry. His previous service as a decorated Army Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne division gives him leadership experience few have received.


With over 14 years of owning and operating his own businesses, Pastor Pat has been able to share his entrepreneurial anointing with other business-minded people by encouraging them to step out with their God-given ideas for business.


A firm believer in the marketplace anointing, Pastor Pat encourages believers to take their relationship with Jesus outside the four walls of the church and into the workplace.


Pastor Pat’s first service to the church was in 1992 as a deacon. He dutifully performed his service as deacon until the Lord called him to the youth ministry as a Youth pastor in 1997 at Cleveland Christian Fellowship in Cleveland, Tn. In 2000 Pastor Pat’s calling to be a Pastor and shepherd of his own church was realized and with his pastor’s blessing, founded River Worship Center in Etowah, Tennessee.


River Worship Center has grown from a storefront church in Etowah, Tennessee with an attendance of 7 to a fourteen-thousand-square-foot church and the largest independent inter-denominational church in Polk County.


Pastor Pat’s vision for River Worship Center is to be a church for all peoples. River Worship Center is a church for people of any race, background and socio-economic status. River Worship Center is a come as you are fellowship of believers who’s love for Jesus brings them together.


Pastor Pat is a board member of Women at the Well Ministries in Athens, Tn, and a board member of International Ministries Network in Cleveland, Tennessee.















Don Speer, Associate Pastor


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