About Us

Our Story

Our Story

Empowered Life Church was planted in 2012, Ivan and Erica, after a season of missions, felt the call of God to plant a center in Southern Oregon. Ivan and Erica wanted to train and equip people how to experience the Goodness of God. Their heart is to see people’s lives transformed and their identity to be established in Christ. Ivan and Erica are ordained ministers through Harvest International Ministries, as well as affiliated with Windword Ministries.

Empowered Life Church was operating out of schools and rented buildings until 2019 when Ron and Jan Timen, Senior Pastors of Rivergate House of Prayer, agreed to merge the two churches together and become one church. 

Our Focus

Core Values

01.

Presence of God

We believe in the Presence of God. The word presence in the Bible refers to His face. We long to seek the face of God and make the Holy Spirit our most honored guest. We desire intimacy to know the Father. 

02.

Goodness of God

We believe that the revelation of God is found in Jesus Christ. We have a living relationship with God as our loving Father. God is not angry with His children but desires relationship. God is good.

03.

Belonging

We believe that every believer belongs to God’s family.  God is our Father and His original intention was for us to be His children. Out of the revelation of God as the Father, the church functions as a family. Ephesians 3:14

04.

Generosity

We believe in being generous. Generosity releases joy, blessings and favor. God is generous. For God so loved that he gave. He gave himself entirely.  The overflow of love is generosity. 

05.

Integrity

We believe that integrity is vital. Integrity is who we are when no one is looking, living a lifestyle of worship, the state of being whole and undivided before God and others.

01.

Presence of God

We believe in the Presence of God. The word presence in the Bible refers to His face. We long to seek the face of God and make the Holy Spirit our most honored guest. We desire intimacy to know the Father. 

02.

Goodness of God

We believe that the revelation of God is found in Jesus Christ. We have a living relationship with God as our loving Father. God is not angry with His children but desires relationship. God is good.

03.

Belonging

We believe that every believer belongs to God’s family.  God is our Father and His original intention was for us to be His children. Out of the revelation of God as the Father, the church functions as a family. Ephesians 3:14

04.

Generosity

We believe in being generous. Generosity releases joy, blessings and favor. God is generous. For God so loved that he gave. He gave himself entirely.  The overflow of love is generosity. 

05.

Integrity

We believe that integrity is vital. Integrity is who we are when no one is looking, living a lifestyle of worship, the state of being whole and undivided before God and others.

Pathway to Family

Welcome to the House
Life Groups
Empowered Life Center
Serving
Regional Transformation

Pathway to Family

Welcome to the House

Life Groups

Empowered Life Center

Serving

Regional Transformation

Leadership

Our Team

Ivan Erica

Ivan & Erica Roman

Senior Leaders
sam april

Sam & April Pacheco

Community Pastors
clay angela

Clay & Angela Hughes

Leadership Team
andy ashley

Andy & Ashley Shannon

Worship Pastors
corey camrie

Corey & Camrie Fronek

Jr. High Leaders