A Church for Everyone
Grace River Church in O’Fallon, Missouri, is a church for everyone – especially those who don’t like church. We are a non-denominational church that loves all imperfect people – no matter where you have been or what your story looks like, you’re welcome at Grace River.
Our Church Community
Thanks to our amazing staff, volunteers, community, and our Lord, Jesus Christ, we continue to reach more and more of you who want to live your best lives; who want to find and follow Jesus and be part of a loving church community.
Chris Highfill - Lead Pastor
Chris Highfill is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a degree in church ministries. Prior to church planting, Chris worked in youth ministry for 14 years; 13 of those at the same church. Chris is also the founder of The Link Camp, a two week summer camp for middle and high school students. Under Chris's leadership, the camp grew from 80 to 800 students in four years. Chris serves as first vice chairman of of the O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce and the Saint Charles County Vision Leadership program. He is also regional director of Church Planting for Southern Illinois and Missouri for Converge Mid America. Chris met his wife Sarah while in college and they have been married since 2003. They have three children; Ella, Jack and Alle. His sermons are thoughtful and inspiring (and injected with humor) and relate The Bible and Jesus’s love for us to everyday life.
Jordan Herrera - Worship/Small Groups Pastor
Jordan's primary spiritual gifts are music and building relationships. His responsibilities at the church include leading people in worship through music and connecting people to the church through outreach, leadership, and small groups. His wife Kirsten is a stay at home mom to their 3 children Layla, Deklan, and Hazel. She has a passion for reaching people and helping them draw closer to Christ. Together they are helping Grace River spread the love of Jesus throughout St. Charles County and around the world.
Rob Salyer - Children’s Director
Rob graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has been the Director and co-owner of Leaps and Bounds pediatric therapy center since 2005. Rob has served on the boards of The Greater St. Louis Prayer Breakfast, Teen Challenge of St. Louis, and Tres Dias of St. Louis. Rob has a passion for teaching and leadership. He loves using humor, silliness, and engaging games to share God’s love and grace with kids. He has been married to his wife, Carrie, since 2000 and they have two children, Gavin and Mia.
Jeremy Beavers - Visual Media
One of Jeremy's greatest assets is serving. He loves media and using it in the church to enhance the worship experience as well as connect people with the local church through graphic design, videography, and photography. Jeremy is a huge movie buff and enjoys watching football on the weekends. Go Vikings and Boomer Sooner!
If you want to find and follow Jesus or you’re already a follower and want to be part of an inviting, loving church to celebrate His love, come to Grace River Church on Sundays at 9:00 or 10:30. All are welcome as we gather to celebrate God’s greatest gift and how His grace can fit into your busy, sometimes difficult, daily life.