Lead Pastor – Lance Arguello

Pastor Lance has been the Lead Pastor of River of Life since February 2017. His experience as a youth pastor, children’s pastor, worship leader and church planter bring a unique outlook on church growth. Having been in ministry for over 30 years, Pastor Lance has finally returned to Hot Springs, his childhood home, to lead us in a new direction. He holds a BA in Youth Ministry and Counseling and is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. He is married to his church camp sweetheart, Angelia. They have two sons, Derek and Kade. Derek and his wife Nicole are currently leadership pastors here at River of Life, and Kade is currently attending high school.

Student Pastor – Philip Patterson

Director of Music – Matthew Graves

Matthew has been a part of the River of Life family for sixteen years. He grew up here and has made a big impact on the church. During that time, he has served as drummer in the youth worship band and a leading member on the youth and college board. Matthew currently serves as our Director of Music and occasionally our church drummer. Matthew likes to play music, workout, go to concerts, and enjoy time with friends and family.

Children’s Pastor – Angelia Arguello

Angelia is more than the pastor’s wife, she is also the Kid’z Life Ministry Pastor. Angelia has a Masters in Education, with a K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement. She has been in education since 1999 and brings that knowledge and classroom management into Kid’z Life Ministry. She uses engaging stories, games, puppets, special characters, videos and kid oriented worship. She loves to read and is married to her church camp sweetheart, Lance. They have two sons, Derek and Kade. Derek and his wife Nicole are currently youth pastors in NW Arkansas, and Kade is currently attending high school.

Office Manager – Nancy Roseberry

Nancy has attended the church since 2009. She is the one you speak to when you call the office. She manages the daily ins and outs of the church and is happy to provide you with any church information that you need. She has over 31 years of management under her belt and is sure to bring a smile to your face with her great attitude. She and her husband Bill enjoy time with their family and an occasional motorcycle ride.

Leadership Pastor – Derek Arguello