Welcome to middle river friends church

Welcome to our Church!

We are a Bible-based, Christian Community where individuals can grow and mature spiritually.  This meeting is a place for encouraging, equipping and empowering people – where hearts are opened, minds made pure, and hands become instruments of God’s love in the community.

Our mission is to exalt Jesus Christ by being fruitful disciple-makers and expressing God’s love by serving all people.

“Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” – Ephesians 4:15-16 (NIV)

Pastor Matt Smith

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Our Pastors

Pastor Matt and Beth Smith began their ministry in Northeast Ohio 26 years ago. They bring a new and fresh perspective on learning about God and his will for us. We are excited to welcome them as they begin their ministry here.
They have 4 children. Their oldest son is married and living in Fort Wayne, while their daughter attends seminary at Asbury in Kentucky. Their youngest two minister with them and are a great joy to have.
Pastor Matt has a Master's degree in Transformational Leadership and is continuing his education. Beth has a Master's degree in Family Ministries.
Matt and his family are a great addition to our new outlook on ourselves, our church and our community. Come and Join us and see what is happening.

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