OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM


  • John Cox - Senior Pastor     

    John is married to the joy of his life, Daisy. They are both from Southern California and have three amazing kids, Jane, Brooke, and Jack. Jane and Brooke go to Fresno Christian School, and Jack is getting ready for the brave new world of pre-school!  In 2002, the Lord radically changed John’s life when he was both engaged to Daisy and followed the call to ministry. Before this, John received his degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada Reno and worked in the entertainment industry. As John and Daisy’s passion for ministry grew, John attended The Master’s Seminary (MDiv) and began working as a pastor with youth and young adults in Southern California. John then served as a Senior Pastor in the Carson-Tahoe area in Nevada, and North Carolina, before being called to Riverpark. John’s passion is to proclaim the Word of God without apology, lift high the name of Jesus in Worship, and watch Christ bring lasting change into the hearts of his people.  

  • Jordan Grotenhuis - Junior High Pastor

    Jordan was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii before moving to Michigan his Jr. year of high-school. Two years later he met his incredible wife, Rachel. They have been married since 2014 and have one son, Theo. Jordan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and has a huge heart to serve the Lord and serve students. Jordan’s passions are to lift high the name of Jesus, love others, and be apart of Christ’s work as He renews and transforms lives for His glory.

  • Joey Hull - Student Ministries & Outreach Pastor  

    Joey joined the Riverpark staff in May 2006. He oversees student ministries working directly with our High School students. Joey and his wife Sam were married in 2004 and have four children: Quinton, Grace, Maxwell, and Gavin. He is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University (Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Minor in Mathematics, Single Subject Teaching Credential) and of Western Seminary (Master of Divinity).

  • Dave Tuck - Director of College & Production      

    Both Dave and his wife, Cristy, grew up at Riverpark and attended The Master’s University together, starting in 1998. After they were married in 2000, Dave took a position in media production at their alma mater and stayed there for over a decade, teaching courses and leading teams of gifted, dedicated college students. 5 of their 7 children were born in Santa Clarita before they returned to the Fresno area in 2014. With a BA in Electronic Media Communication and a passion to see young people grow in their faith and service toward God, Dave is eager for God to use Riverpark’s College and Media ministries to advance His Kingdom!

  • Adam Carmichael - Interim Worship Leader

    Adam and his wife Christa moved to Fresno after faithfully serving in Santa Cruz for several years. Though Adam works full time, he has graciously agreed to serve as our interim worship leader as we pray for Gods man for this position. Both have served in our children's ministry, with Adam involved in leading worship in the college group since last year. Both have a passion for serving the local church in whatever ways God leads... and say, ”He’s always been faithful to provide plenty of opportunities.”

    Adam & Christa have been married for 7 years and have adorable 4 & 1 year old boys.   

  • Eben Sherwood - Administration Pastor   

    Eben was married to Darcy, the love of his life, in 1972. They have two grown sons, Steven and Adam and four grandchildren by way of son Adam and his wife, Carrie. After graduating from Fresno, State Eben went into the insurance business and had an agency for 39 years. Eben and Darcy began attending Riverpark Bible Church in 1996 where they became members and began serving in the pre-school program. It was during that time Eben was called to lead an interdenominational Bible Study for men which he did for the next 14 years. Two years ago God opened a new door of opportunity to serve Christ’s beloved local church here at Riverpark. It has been Eben and Darcy’s desire to honor God and serve Him by building the body of Christ in every way possible. 

  • George Posthumus - Teaching Pastor    

    George came to Riverpark in September of 1989. He and his wife Linda were married in 1974 and have three married children, Danielle, Jaime, and Chad, and twelve grandchildren. He is a graduate of Biola University (Bachelor of Music—1975) and a graduate of Talbot Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity—1979). Please note: Pastor George has a profound hearing loss. He is deaf in one ear and has very little hearing in the other. He uses unique hearing devices in order to carry on conversations, so please do not be surprised when he hands you a microphone when you talk to him.   

  • Deanna Allen - Director of Riverpark Kids  

    Deanna has been a full time Director of Children’s Ministries in the Fresno/Clovis area for 11 years and at Riverpark Bible Church since March 2017. With a BA degree in Business Marketing/Management from Fresno Pacific University, children’s ministry is not what Deanna expected to be doing with her life! BUT GOD, whose plans are always perfect, directed her paths in a way that surprised and blessed her and her family by calling her into full time ministry. Deanna grew up in Puyallup, Washington in the shadow of the majestic Mount Rainier surrounded by daffodils and raspberries and moved to Fresno in 1989. Deanna is a grateful mom of three kids and one son in law Deanna believes kids are a priority in the Kingdom of God; they need to hear truth, are capable of applying truth to their own lives and are used by the Holy Spirit for the work of God right now! This should raise the bar of everything we do in Children’s Ministries!

  • Jenny Gorans - Director of Women's Ministries   

    Jenny grew up in Fresno and met her husband, Matt, while doing ministry together in college at a downtown Fresno church. She graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a BA in Mathematics and taught High School math for 5 years. After their first of four children were born she joyfully stepped into full-time motherhood. It was during this time that the Lord began to stir in Jenny’s heart a love for Women’s Ministry, where she has now served for the last 14 years. The Lord directed the Gorans family to Riverpark at the end of 2017, and Jenny joined the staff the following January. She is excited to see the lives of women impacted by the life-giving hope of Jesus through His word and community.

  • Karen Drew - Executive Assistant & Director of Communications

    Dwight & Karen Drew were both born and raised in the same Bay Area church! Fast-forward and happily married 44 years, they have two grown daughters (Heather & Stacy), and spend most of their free time with their four teenage grandkids fishing, camping, or helping shuttle back and forth to Clovis North activities. Karen has been serving in ministry since she was asked to play piano for the Big Creek Church services at the ripe old age of 14, and shows no signs of slowing down after 18 years on Riverpark staff! 

SUPPORT STAFF

  • Kelsey Stone

    Office Manager

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  • Cheryl Pohl

    Office Assistant

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  • Erica Jordan

    Office Assistant

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  • Gina Kennedy

    Riverpark Kids Administrator

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  • J.R. Parker

    Youth Administrator

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  • Jacob Smith

    Junior High Intern

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  • Margaret McVay

    Finance Manager

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  • Rob Sanchez

    Facilities Supervisor

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  • Sarah Maravilla

    Custodian

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RIVERPARK ELDERS

  • John Cox - Senior Pastor

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  • Cory Bell - Chairman


  • Jason Higton


  • Mike Nimon


  • David Schuler


  • David Pipes


  • Dave McEntee


  • Jeff Morrison