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Father's Love  • Healing • Equipping

The River Community Church

10:00 AM




Leadership team


Alf & Pam Dyck

Lead Pastors

Since 2001 Alf and Pam have been pastoring The River, when it was still called VCF (Valley Christian Fellowship). A pastoral couple that work together 24/7 - their hearts always seek to incorporate with other churches, as they look to make glad the city of Abbotsford with the Father Heart message that takes people out of religion and into relationship.

Pam and Alf view Sundays as a core to create community and celebration for what’s been going on all week, through worship, connection, and truth.

Alf loves watching people grasp a value and application for the Word of God in their daily lives, as they receive revelation of their identity in a Sonship culture.
Pam’s biggest passion is leading people through prayer so they can leave a load of spiritual weight, and step into freedom.

Lead Pastors


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AnnaMarie & Mike Bakker

The Stream Pastors &

River Pastor's Assistants

Mike and Anna-Marie have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. They have a passion to see people understand they’re Loved.  Not just by people, but seen as a child of God. “No matter where you come from, or what decisions you’ve made in life: you’re precious. And every time we meet with someone, this is the overarching message: you’re loved by the Father - that is hit Home again and again.”

Their vision is to see people have moment in their hearts where they are undone - an ‘A-HA’ moment, where there are no more questions, denial, or hesitation around the perimeter. No more beating around the bush, but saying ‘I have seen the Lord, and He spoke to me.’”


Anna-Marie brings life everywhere she goes. She does not cease to bring life to any room that she walks into.

Mike teaches the Father’s Love, and loves under all conditions with a care that makes a tangled mess look like a bull’s-eye.


The Stream Pastors  &  The River Pastor's Assistants


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David Shieh

Leadership Team

David has been with the River since 2009. He is on leadership team and helps to take care of the financial end of things. He is married to Claire and has 2 beautiful daughters. Together they direct a full time international worship ministry named Called to Flag


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About us.



The River Community Church in Abbotsford, BC is intentional about being immersed in the Father’s love. We value growing and cultivating a deeper relationship as a Son or Daughter of a loving Father.

Our vision is to see His children healed and set free emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally. We long for his sons and daughters to be walking in health and wholeness as Jesus intended.

We desire to see each individual equipped and passionate about their destiny and calling in Abbotsford & beyond. We know God has called us to be a body with many talents and strengths.  We are excited to watch and facilitate opportunities for you to fulfill yours.

We anticipate  our church being able to encourage and celebrate with one another as we pursue a relationship with the Father, receive inner and outer healing, become equipped and victorious in bringing the love of Jesus and the Father to those in your sphere of influence.

If you are looking to  be apart of a community church that is intentional about loving, healing, equipping and ministering all from a place of security in the Fathers love, you’ve reached the right place. We welcome you to join us in Abbotsford as we pursue the fullness of life God has planned for each of us.


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Church Location

Unit 14 – 33550 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 5G7

Mailing Address only

2287 Cascade St,  V2T 3G2

Abbotsford, BC

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