In 1989, the very first Community Good Friday Service began in the City of Ventura. The service included the senior pastors from four churches, Horizon Foursquare Church, which is now The River Community Church, First Baptist Church, which is now Coastline Bible Church, South Coast Fellowship, which is now Journey Church Ventura, and Community Presbyterian Church which is still Community Presbyterian Church.
Today, thirty-four years later, we have approximately fifteen churches represented and over a dozen denominations. On Good Friday, denominational differences will be set aside, and the focus will be on what all these churches have in common, which is Jesus Christ.
“I love this service!” says Senior Pastor Jim Duran of The River Community Church. “The pastors in this city have become good friends, and they love to serve together for the betterment of our community. Each pastor brings their own personality, their knowledge of the scripture, and their love for Jesus, which makes this an amazing service. The entire city of Ventura should experience our Good Friday Service.”
The 34th Annual Community Good Friday Service will be held at The River Community Church, 889 E. Santa Clara St. Ventura, CA 93001, on Friday, April 7th at 12 noon. For more information, visit: www.TheRiverCommunity.org.