Meet the Pastors...

John and Linda Gaze have been the Pastors of Riverlife Church since 2010. They bring with them a wealth of church leadership experience. Good leadership is essential to a healthy, growing church and together with a passionate team they are on a mission to shape a church that will embrace the challenges of today's world and raise up the next generation of history makers. Sunderland born and bred they are proud of our city and excited by all that God is doing among the people.


Riverlife Church relies on members to support our ministry and to carry out much of the work required to help accomplish our mission to lead people to Jesus. It’s a high calling that takes hard work – but it’s also the most rewarding work.


The leadership of Riverlife Church strives to love and care for its members well. As an organisation, we operate with few staff, a small budget, and minimal activities but we trust the Holy Spirit to help us equip our members to love the city, love our family, and glorify God.