Rev. Larry Jess Fencl, Jr. accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 2002. He received his credentials to preach from the Assemblies of God in 2010. He faithfully served as the youth pastor at Odessa First Assembly of God for two years. During his educational journey in ministry, he followed God’s calling to attend Bible college in 2012. He spent two years in Springfield, MO, attending Central Bible College then Evangel University. He received his ordination from the Assemblies of God in 2017.
In 2014, Pastor Larry was appointed as the Senior Pastor to the River of Life Church, Boonville, MO, where he and his wife currently minister not only to their church family, but to the community around them.
An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Larry is known for his ability to break down the Word so anyone can understand it and apply it to their daily lives.
Pastor Larry and wife, Vikki, have been married since 1988. They are the proud parents of two amazing adult children and grandparents to five wonderful grandchildren.
Robert serves as our Youth Pastor here at River of Life. In December of 2011, he graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and attended the Assembly of God School of Ministry. He received his ordination from the Assemblies of God in May 2020.
Robert has a strong passion for leading students to having a knowing and loving relationship with Christ and has a love of teaching student's the importance of apologetics and being able to defend your faith.
He and his wife, Sarah, have been married since October of 2008 and have two children. They have served in two other youth ministries over the last 12 years as youth leaders. Together they have felt a calling to help students that are hurting and lost to find healing, hope, and peace in a savior.
When he gets some downtime, Robert enjoys video games, board games, just about anything computer related, and spending time with his family.