OUR TEAM

Nathan Freeman

LEAD PASTOR

nathanf@riverchristian.church


Pastor Nathan and his wife, Rachel, love raising their three amazing children: Kamryn, Rylan, and River. A graduate of Lipscomb University, Nathan has a heart for Jesus and the world He loves. His life is dedicated to living by example, encouraging men and women to live up to their full potential in Christ.

Anthony Favors

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

anthonyf@riverchristian.church


Anthony is married to Sunshine (yes, that’s her name), and they have a son and daughter who were adopted as teenagers. His life has been filled with highs, lows, and everything in between. He is passionate about Jesus and sharing about the tremendous adventure that God has invited us on.

Travis Eslinger

STUDENT PASTOR

travise@riverchristian.church


Travis joined the RCC team in January of 2021. He and his wife Erin met at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where he received a Masters in Ministry. In his spare time, he likes to turn wrenches, cast lines, and lose golf balls. He tries every day to keep a Philippians 4:8 attitude on life.

Ty Caskey

WORSHIP PASTOR

tyc@riverchristian.church


Ty is married to his fantastic wife, Ashleigh. Together they have two boys who never seem to run out of energy! After graduating from California State University Stanislaus, he followed God’s call into ministry. He enjoys playing guitar and writing music that glorifies the Lord. He has a passion for serving Jesus and serving others.

Maureen Knotts

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

maureenk@riverchristian.church


Maureen married her sweetheart Joe, and they are blessed with three exceptional children. God has continually called her and her husband into ministry, focusing on youth and children. Maureen’s passion is to provide opportunities for others to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

Julie Davis

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

julied@riverchristian.church


Julie and her husband, Tim, married in 1996 and have three children. They have lived in several different states but feel most at home in Fleming Island. Julie was called to ministry 17 years ago and is passionate about encouraging kids, women, and families to get closer to God and understand how deeply they are loved by Him. When not hanging out with her family and friends, Julie loves to travel, bake, and ride her blue beachcomber bicycle around town.

JB & Kayley Traywick

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ASSISTANTS

admin@riverchristian.church


JB & Kaley met while attending Fleming Island High School, were married, and are proud parents of three puppies. They have been serving in RCC’s Children Ministry since day one, and every Sunday teach the Bible in creative and relevant ways.

Sara Myers

RIVER PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

saram@riverchristian.church


Sara and her husband, Joe, have been married fifteen years and have three beautiful daughters. Sara has been an integral part of the Fleming Island community since her teen years and considers North Florida her home. After a decade of service in private and public early education, Sara is excited to come alongside River Preschool children and their families to support and foster cognitive, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Lindsey Eason

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

lindseye@riverchristian.church


Lindsey married her college sweetheart, Chad, in the mountains of Arkansas, and over the next few years, they made their way to Fleming Island, Florida. They are raising their three children and have a heart for family and related ministries! Lindsey has a Bachelor’s in Family and Consumer Sciences and a Master’s in Special Education and is excited to serve RCC through a wide range of administrative support.

Diana Hooker

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

dianah@riverchristian.church


Diana and her husband Art are blessed with two adult kids, married to wonderful spouses. Diana has a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and after a 40-year career in retail working for several great companies, she retired. After a year of retirement, she realized God had other plans and is now back at work.  She has been in Fleming Island since 1995 and hopes never to leave this area. Diana is excited to have the opportunity to serve at RCC in various administrative services.

Lori Rhein

MINISTRY LIASON & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

lorir@riverchristian.church


Lori and her husband Jim moved to Florida in 2017 from Kentucky to be closer to family. Originally a Jersey Girl, Lori loves the beach and didn’t start pumping her own gas until her 30s. Being an adventurer, she jumped from an airplane (with a chute) for her 60th birthday. Lori considers her greatest adventure as being a follower of Jesus with a passion for everyone to know who Jesus is, to understand who they are in Christ, and how to find freedom because of Christ.

DREAM TEAM

It takes over a hundred volunteers to serve our community and help make RCC’s weekly worship experiences happen… we believe they are the best part of RCC. Join one of our teams and help make a difference in the lives of others!