12-Step Free Indeed Ministry

If therefore the Son shall make you Free, you shall be Free Indeed – John 8:31-32, 36.

Free-Indeed is a Christ Centered, Biblically Founded alternative to standard 12 Step programs or groups. We do proclaim Jesus Christ alone as our Higher Power. It’s a Discipleship and Mentoring ministry.

The objective of Free Indeed is to provide a friendly, informal setting where addictions can be identified and addressed with the help of God and the 12-Step format. We do this by providing the most conductive environment possible for the healing of the person with life controlling problems. Free Indeed’s purpose is to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritual alive. (Confidentiality is strictly upheld!)

1. Free-Indeed at ROLCC (East Location) meets every Monday Night at 6:30 P.M. at Arnold P. Williams Community Center, 999 Selby Avenue St. Paul, MN

2. Free-Indeed at WOLOM (West Location) 3800 Russell Avenue North Minneapolis MN. Meets every Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.

TOO Smart TO Start Ministry

Our mission is to empower children and youth by teaching them biblical principles and positive life-skills that will enable them to be TOO SMART TO START down the path of abusive and destructive behaviors.

Our goal is to provide young people with the ability to make practical applications of these biblical principles to their everyday lives. Enabling them to eliminate a lot of the social and economic traps that plague our communities, i.e. drug abuse, promiscuity, teen pregnancy, crime and other unhealthy behaviors. Because they’re TOO SMART TO START!!

Too Smart To Start meet every Monday night at 7:00 P.M. at the Arnold P. Williams Community Center, 999 Selby Avenue St. Paul, MN

Prison Ministry

Our Prison Ministry strives to reach the unreachable, and teach those people who are said to be unteachable by demonstrating the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. This is done through the lives of men and women whom come from similar backgrounds such as prison, substance abuse, mental and physical abuse, and addictions of all kinds. The Bible says; (Ro.3:23;) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. It’s not something we “Have to Do,” it’s something we “Get to Do”! God is using these individuals to lead inmates to Jesus Christ, to build disciples by teaching them the world of God. To help restore them male and female, to their families, relationships and communities, so that they may become the positive productive citizens they’re capable of being.

Our prison ministry is very productive – we’ve seen lives changed miraculously!


Our ROLCC Prison Ministry team goes to Oak Park Heights prison once a month, and have seen incredible results.


Three Tuesdays a month the WOLOM ministry team have bible study at Minnesota Correctional Facility at Lino-Lakes, and it’s the largest weekly bible study in the state.

Women’s Prison Ministry


Every month teams from ROLCC go and minister at both the Women’s Correctional Facility in Shakopee and the Hennepin County Women’s Correctional Facility in Plymouth. Our purpose scripture is Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD. The women’s prison ministry was one of the first outreach ministries of ROLCC and we have been going for well over 20 years. The ministry has seen many of the women accept or rededicate their lives to Christ. We aid in finding them church homes and offer mentors for those who decide to attend the River of Life Christian Church.


Like the team from ROLCC, the team from WOLOM, goes into Shakopee twice a month and minister to the women. We’ve seen many, many women commit their lives to Christ for the first time and many, many rededicate their lives. The team from WOLOM have been going for 11 years and several of the ladies have come home and received mentorship and guidance with reestablishing their lives. Several attend the Church.

Both ministries are under the leadership of, Bishop Earl & Pastor Pamela Gilchrist, One Church Two Locations.

Women’s Fellowship

Women’s Fellowship is a progressive, growing, thriving ministry open to whomsoever wants to come – the younger and older ladies. Each month there’s teaching and training to help develop the spiritual growth and social skills of our attendees. We’ve seen phenomenal growth continually, and anticipate more.

We also have fun, fellowship and food – natural and spiritual. The word of God shared is specifically for such a time as this. The word is bought forth to inspire, encourage, and uplift the body of Christ. This ministry helps women express their desires and develop their talents and gifts, with other women available and assisting them.

We meet every 1st Saturday, at 999 Selby Avenue, St. Paul at 11:00 A.M.

Men’s Fellowship

The Bible says; (Prov27:17;) Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Men’s Fellowship provides an opportunity for men to come together to encourage, edify and build up one another. To demonstrate in word and deed how to be not just good men, but, godly men, servant-leaders, Christian citizens, loving husbands and effective fathers. An environment conducive for men to develop new relationships, and strengthen the ones we have. The time we spend with each other guide us into a deeper walk with Christ so that He might transform us from the inside out, (Phil.1:6;).

The men meet every 3rd Saturday, at 999 Selby Ave. St. Paul Mn. at 9:00 A.M. and fellowship with other churches. Each year we have our annual Retreat and Fishing Tournament, which includes camping, fishing, golf, basketball, swimming, etc.

Building Strong Marriages

We believe in the institution of marriage and understand the tests and trials every marriage faces. Building Strong Marriages is not a Marriage Fellowship, although we do fellowship. But this ministry is designed to develop, and build your communication skills, develop your trust and understanding, and teach you how to be pliable. We encourage and support marriages through the sharing of God’s love, his wisdom, knowledge and understanding. We work to enhance harmony and mutual respect for husbands and wives by helping them to remove barriers that prevent couples from better understanding one another. It’s through the word of God that all these things are possible. We meet monthly, every 4th Friday at 999 Selby Ave,. St. Paul Mn. at 6:30 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. Do call if interested, 651-290-2348

Singles Ministry

The purpose of the Single’s Ministry is for the singles in the body of Christ to be active. Getting saved doesn’t mean you have to give up having fun. Now, Christ is the center of your fun and together with other singles we are able to experience the joy of the Lord in activities that bring the singles in the body of Christ together. This is also an opportunity to share and uplift someone else who is struggling with their singleness. This ministry is to help singles to understand that being alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely — it’s an exciting time to enjoy your singleness, discover who you really are and to love yourself as you draw closer to Christ.

Youth Ministries

. . . let Mount Zion rejoice and tell it to the generations following that this great God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide until we die. (paraphrased) – Psalms 48:11-14

The purpose of Generation Zion Youth Ministry is to equip our youth with God’s Word, His purpose for their lives, and His Holy Spirit, so that they may have all the information, peer support and adult participation in all of life’s challenges while growing and maturing into Godly adults. The Light Club for the teens is a Free Zone, free of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence. Coming Soon, our Light Club, meeting every Friday, Location 999 Selby, time 7:00 P.M. until 12:00 P.M.

Nursery Ministry

The Nursery is a MINISTRY that serves the Lord’s little ones age 0-2 and their families. It provides a physically and emotionally safe and nurturing environment for the children while parents/caregivers attend church services. The loving and dedicated teachers and helpers minister the love of God to the children in a variety of age appropriate ways that bless them spirit, soul and body!

The teachers and helpers use a Bible-based curriculum that includes stories, scriptures, songs, action rhymes and prayers specially tailored to teach infants and toddlers about God and His great love for them and their families. The children also enjoy a light snack (or bottle or baby food, etc.), and take great delight in music, toys, DVDs, crafts, and many other exciting, interactive and stimulating activities that make learning about the Lord fun!!

Junior Church Ministry

Elder Johnnie Mae Barber, Director
A fun and loving environment for children ages 3 to 12yrs old.

Exceptional and Enriching: River of Life Junior Church is set apart because of its uniqueness; children are not just taught the word of God but are rooted and grounded in strong biblical principles that can be demonstrated in their everyday lives.

Monthly theme: Use curriculum that is engaging, age and developmentally appropriate.

Whole Group and small Group Lessons: Class begins with prayer, songs, worship, dance, games, and a whole group lesson. Next, the children are transitioned into smaller groups where they review the lesson; work on lesson based activities, arts and crafts that are connected to the lesson.

Dance Ministry

The goal of our dance ministry is to praise God, declare His glory through dance and to set an atmosphere of worship that He will inhabit. (Ps 22:3) But thou art Holy, Oh thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Ps 150:4 says praise him with the timbrel and dance … Ps 149:3, let them praise His name in the dance, let them sing praise unto Him with timbrel and harp. Verse 4 says that the Lord takes pleasure in his people.

Our dance ministry is made up of a children’s team, youth team and adult team from both the east and west campuses. As there are many expressions of worship, we encourage our ministers of dance to worship their Heavenly Father from their heart whether in the dance form of classical, modern, mime, hip-hop etc.

Audio Visual Ministry

The purpose of a A/V Ministry Team is to provide the church with technical audio and video oversight during the course of Sunday services, weddings, funerals, and other church activities. The sound portion of the Team’s job is to oversee the sound board and mixers for all microphones, speakers, and other audio functions including live recordings.

The visual media portion of our ministry can vary with the size and length of the particular Church Event. Often this includes managing DVDs, streaming and standard videos, and multimedia presentations provided by our Bishop or guest speaker.

One of the more critical portions of the A/V Ministry Team’s function occurs during the church’s time of worship. During this time the team is responsible for all of the microphone and instrument channels, and making sure the music is mixed properly, often while overseeing the use of PowerPoint for song lyrics. This is also the case when our Bishop or guest speaker has the need for PowerPoint presentations, video illustrations, and microphone level control during the message.

Also none of this is possible without working together as a team or single unit that flows and adapts to situations, cohesion and execution are some of our main focuses.