Our Team

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Meet Our Team

We've assembled the finest team possible to help disciple and spread the Gospel.

Founding & Lead Pastor
full time
Chris Kitts

Chris founded Rivers Church in 2008 as a plant out of Granbury Baptist Church.

Chris and his wife Kelly where married in 1993. They both attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. Chris has served both bi-vocational and vocational ministry. Chris worked in the Abilene Independent School District as well as a Head Start teacher and school administrator in the North Texas area. With over 20 years in ministry, Chris has worked at Trinity Baptist in Abilene, TX; Calvary Baptist in Taylorville, IL and Granbury Baptist in Granbury, TX. Chris and Kelly Kitts have 2 daughters, Kelci and Kadi.

Worship Pastor
full time
Josiah Thompson

Josiah and Laura Thompson helped plant the church in 2008.

Over the years the roles and responsibilities of Josiah and his wife Laura have grown. Josiah serves as our worship Pastor where he leads our music and worship band. Josiah is also in charge of our men’s discipleship. Laura leads Rivers Kid's Ministry. They have three children; two daughters Kensley and Olivia and a son in the middle, Braylyn.

Student Pastor
full time
Justin Burton

Justin Serves as our Student Pastor.

He and his wife, Katie, are graduates of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Justin also leads our men’s ministry while Katie leads the women’s ministry. They have 2 children Marlee and Finn. The Burtons have been with us from the beginning; in fact, Chris was Katie’s youth pastor way back in the year 2000.

full time
Bret Bone

Bret Bone has been joined Rivers in September 2018 , He and his wife Sheila have served in ministry in several churches all over the United States prior to joining our Pastoral Team.

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