The River Church is in the process of acquiring Kimball Elementary School. Kimball was closed last year amidst declining enrollment in the Port Huron Area School District, but declining attendance does not seem to be a concern for The River, as they are bursting at the seams.
The building has been renamed, “The River Ministry Center” and the church plans to use the spacious facility for Sunday services, Wednesday classes, conferences, and larger events. The River Ministry Center’s target date for holding services in the renovated facility is August 2020.
The River plans to keep their current location on North River Road as an administration building and counseling center. Kim Wahl, Co-Lead Pastor of The River Church, said the reason for the expansion started when the congregation outgrew their current facility some time ago. Since, they have added services and moved to holding Sunday gatherings at McMorran Place. Wahl went on to say, “Acquiring Kimball Elementary School gives us our own space to continue growth with facilities that are beneficial for every department of ministry with The River.”