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Meet Our Staff

Pastor John Dessart is an ordained minister with Faith Christian Fellowship International, serving over 30 years in the ministry to further the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has served the Lord as a teacher, youth pastor, associate pastor, pastor and evangelist since his powerful conversion to Christ in 1986. He also works with a well-known international healing ministry and often travels over seas to hold Gospel crusades and meetings, seeing first hand the life-changing awesome power of God in the salvation, healing, and deliverance moving through vast crowds numbering in the tens of thousands of people.

He is a powerful preacher and teacher of the word, and flows strongly in the prophetic anointing, healing, and deliverance. You can watch his weekly television broadcast on Tuesdays at 8:30pm CST on The Now Network on cable tv, Roku or at www.thenownetwork.org As God is moving mightily in the present time we are living in, Pastor John has experienced mighty waves of healing taking place as he preaches the word of God under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. In his travels throughout the world to reach the lost, he has seen the Lord reveal himself time and time again in displays of awesome power through incredible healings and miracles. He continuously believes to be amazed everywhere he goes and opens his mouth to speak the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His goal is to build up the body of Christ to be John 14:12 believers that do the works of Jesus, as he has done with his personal disciples at Rivers of Life Ministries, who are currently fulfilling this mandate.

Pastor Lori Dessart

Worship Team Director

Lori Dessart, is the wife of Pastor John Dessart, and is an anointed music minister and leads the praise and worship for Rivers of Life Ministries. She also leads praise and worship for various other conferences and women's meetings around the midwest. She has previously served as praise and worship leader for Women's Aglow International in the Green Bay area.

She is a gifted teacher of the word, and has served by her husband's side in ministry over the past 30 years, helping to bring revelation of the scriptures to the body of Christ.

Donna Delwiche

Treasurer, Church Leader

Donna is a faithful woman of God and one of the pillars of Rivers of Life. She is strong in her faith and her relationship with the Lord. She is apt to teach the word, at times leads bible studies at Rivers of Life, and has also served as the past president of Women's Aglow in the Green Bay area.

Donna has served as our Treasurer for years, and is also one of our secretaries. She conducts many of the day to day details that remain unseen by others, but are of vital importance to the ministry.

Luke Dessart

Assistant Administrator

Luke serves as the Assistant Administrator for Rivers of Life. He helps nurture the vision of the ministry by marketing and finding new ways to share our story, oversees many of the projects that take place, and helps with many of the responsibilities for the ministry on a day to day basis. In 2013 he had a vision to start a project fund to meet the present and future needs of the ministry as it grows and increases in its world impact. He is talented in his marketing skills, has worked with designers around the world, and is the designer of the ministry's website (and new website to come), which is vital in reaching a larger audience of people for the Kingdom today. He is also the director and film producer behind the ministry television series, "Rivers of Life Today."

Anna Lawton

Missions Director

Anna is a young woman of God with a heart for the Lord and especially in the area of missions. This desire made her a perfect fit for the position of Missions Director at Rivers of Life. She is reponsible for the oversight of our various outreaches in different countries on different continents including: providing fresh water through drilling new water wells, feeding programs for children in need, providing clothing to orphans, helping to provide medical supplies, meeting housing needs, and the distribution of Gospel literature just to name a few...

Mike Joncas

Worship Team Bass, Church Leader, Teacher of the Word

Mike is a great man of God, and while sometimes quiet, his words often carry weight concerning the things of the Spirit. He is a good teacher and brings forth some great revelation of the scriptures. He is one of our church leaders, and is just one of those people that is always available to help the ministry. He at times teaches bible study sessions and men's fellowship meetings. Mike is also the newest member of our praise & worship team, playing bass.

Christie Nimmer

Worship Team Leader

Chris is Pastor Lori's sister, and has been with Rivers of Life from the beginning. She started her service ministering in music at Rivers of Life healing services around the area, and blossomed into a powerful worship leader on our team. Being a music teacher, she is a talented singer and musician and a great asset to the worship experience at Rivers of Life. Because of her talents, Chris fills in as worship team leader from time to time in Pastor Lori's absence.

Josh Joncas

Worship Team Guitarist

Josh is a young man with a heart for the things of God and has continued to move forward in his relationship with the Lord. He has been a guitarist with Rivers of Life for several years, and has continued to develop his talent aiding in a powerful worship experience. Josh has been very faithful with a strong dedication to the ministry over the years. He leads worship for the youth and helps to lead worship Wednesday nights. Wherever you hear music playing at Rivers of Life, you will see Josh present using his musical talents.

Jason B.

Worship Team Drummer, Co-Leader of Evangelism

Jason is a powerful man of God who serves in various capacities at Rivers of Life since the Lord radically changed his life. He is our worship team drummer and a fine guitarist, a co-leader of our evangelism outreach department with Pastor John, and a disciple of Pastor John's that has traveled with him overseas to minister salvation, healing, and deliverance to the lost. He is also one of our church leaders.

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