The birth of Jordan River Church commenced in a small living room on a blessed Sunday morning on February 26th, 1995. By faith, founding pastors Jorge & Marta Tovar opened their humble home to the Laredo community. With a heart to serve God, teach the gospel, and reflect a beacon of hope that is our savior Jesus Christ, Jorge & Marta took the cup in obedience to God’s calling to serve and commune with families of the Laredo community.
In the spring of 1998, Jordan River Church vacated the white tiled floors of the Tovar home. Stakes driven into the ground, a red and white striped tent was raised on the corner of 101 International Blvd. Over the next 15 months before and after every service, musical instruments, equipment, chairs, stage and décor were loaded and unloaded. Jordan River Church served and worshiped together under the canopy of these anointed dirt floors. In September 1999, God’s provision opened the door to the purchase of a building on the near corner of 2301 Sanders Avenue. With God’s counsel, Jorge & Marta continue to advocate, through Jordan River Church, and continue to serve the needs of Laredo families in their community. Along with services, creative and artistic interpretations of biblical scenes such as, the Nativity, Last Supper and Crucifixion were and are still presented by Jordan River Church for the community.
We believe that God designed the family to be a place where biblical values are instilled and nurtured. This goes beyond the title and label of Christian, yet it maintains an emphasis on the importance of Christian families. It is in this Godsend space in a family that allows for relationship and community around the Word of God and biblical values to be groomed and stewarded. From our spot on the hill, this is our calling as a church body. In a world where families are disintegrating, it is important for the Church to provide biblical teaching around the narrative of God’s word to assuage today’s’ perils concerning the family. Jordan River Church believes that as families, we find strength in unity. This is accomplished in relationships. As the church helps strengthen its families, our families in turn reach out to more families and spread the good news of the God we serve. Jordan River Church leans on the Word of God as the answer to stresses of peer pressure, harmful addictions, and the complexities of life that affect all our families. With God’s aid, Jordan River Church brings understanding to the causes of these family problems and the assurance of healing, restoration, and salvation that God has promised us all in His Word.
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