Pastors & Staff

Chris & Miriam Phillips

Founding Pastors

Pastors Chris and Miriam Phillips are the founding pastors of River of Life Church. They currently oversee the Virginia location from the Jacksonville, NC location. You can find out more about their leadership and ministry here.

Mason Phillips

Lead Site Pastor

Mason Phillips is the lead pastor for River of Life, Dumfries. He has a Master's Degree in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University. Mason and his wife Nanette have been married since 1997, have two children and make their home in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Nanette Phillips

Associate  Site Pastor

Nanette has a passion to raise up leaders to take their place to fulfill the Great Commission and to do the work of the Kingdom. She is driven with passion for people to grow spiritually and become active members of the Body of Christ.

Nanette is an ordained minister with over 17 years of experience. She believes there is nothing better in life than to see people saved, changed, delivered, healed, set free, and raised up by the power of God to make a difference in this world. Nanette has ministered in multiple churches and countries. She has been a speaker at several women’s events and conferences. Nanette is blessed to be an associate site pastor at River of Life Virginia and serve alongside her husband. She and Mason have faithfully been a part of River of Life Church family since 1998. They have two grown children, Savannah and Derek.

Nanette graduated in 2006 with a degree in Interior Design and she loves being creative. “Every new project is a new adventure. I love creating new things!”, says Nanette. She also loves spending time with her children and she loves ministering together with the love of her life, her husband.