Our Staff

Byron & Becky Wicker, Lead Pastors

byronbecky2Byron and Becky Wicker serve as lead pastors and overseers of River Life Fellowship Church and associated ministries. Together they have a passion for real revival in the church and spiritual awakening in our nation and the nations. The central theme of their ministry is single hearted devotion to Christ, radical obedience to the Holy Spirit and experiential knowledge of the heart of the Father. Their goal is to equip the believer with the practical knowledge of both the love and power of God.

Byron and Becky live in Mooresville and are the proud parents of three adult children, Aaron, Grace and Philip. They have five grandchildren, Emma, Madalyn, and Luke, Charlie & Hanna Joy.

To schedule Byron and/or Becky to come minister at your church send a request to byron@riverlifefellowship.com or becky@riverlifefellowship.com


Marlin Mogusu, Staff Pastor

marlinmaryMarlin and Mary came to River Life in 2001. Since 2002, Marlin has been teaching at Mooresville Christian Academy. Marlin was ordained at River Life in 2005, first as youth pastor and recently as staff pastor. He and his wife desire to be changed by the Lord’s love and wrecked for Jesus and His glorious Kingdom.

They long to see the same Holy Fire of the Lord abide in others and to release the body into everything the Lord has for them. Marlin and Mary also are involved with the men and women sozo ministry. Marlin is involved in teaching the prophetic in the school of ministry. Mary enjoys being a full-time mom of Enoch and Grace. She is passionate about seeing marriages and families established in grace and truth.

Marlin and Mary love hearing the Voice of God. Their main desire is to love the Lord with all their heart, mind, and strength, and love each other, the church, and their community.

To schedule Marlin to come and minister at your church please send a request to marlin@riverlifefellowship.com


Tony Baker, Children’s Pastor  

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Tony and Cindy Baker are the Children’s Pastors of River Life Kids, the Children’s Ministry at River Life Fellowship. They have been part of the community at River Life Fellowship since February 1996. They have been involved with the children’s ministry at River Life Fellowship for the past 12 years, from babies up to 12 year olds. Tonyand Cindy have two sons. Tony is originally from Massachusetts and has lived in New Orleans, LA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL and has now lived in Mooresville, NC for the past 15 years, “He likes Mooresville and he’s staying” he says. Cindy is originally from Hollywood , FL. Tony has attended River Life Fellowship’s Christ’s School of Ministry and was ordained shortly thereafter into the ministry as Children’s Pastor in 2005. Tony and Cindy have two boys ages 14 and 17 and both boys are Homeschooled.

Tony and Cindy both have a heart for children and are dedicated to practically equipping the children of this church to become a more functional part of the church and of the Kingdom of God. They aim to help children hear from the Lord, to be led by and experience the Holy Spirit and to be grounded in the rock, which is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Their wish is that each and every child at River Life Fellowship would have a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and would have a hunger to seek His word and to know Him More and to have a relationship with Him that they can call their own! Ultimately we seek for each child to “taste and see that the LORD is good!” ~ Psalm 34:8.

To schedule Tony and/or Cindy to come and minister at your church please send a request to tony@riverlifefellowship.com


 Jacob Early, Worship Leader 

 JacobEJacob moved from Tulsa in 2000 to start a church with his family in the Lake Norman area. He’s been leading worship at RiverLife since 2012. He loves to worship and be in the Lord’s presence. Jacob also produces and engineers music at Threshingfloor Audio in Lincolnton, NC.

To schedule Jacob Early to minister at your church please send a request to   jacobtearly@gmail.com 


Heather Wicker, Office Administrator/Webmaster1

Heather has been attending River Life since 2001 and joined the incredible RLF administration team in 2007! She has been married to her white-water kayaking husband, Aaron, since 2003. They have two of the most amazing girls you will ever meet, Emma & Madalyn. She has a real desire for  teenage and college age girls to follow the heart of the Father and to never be anything but what the Lord has called them to be!  Heather’s passions include; cooking, her yellow lab Cody, Chick Fil A, football, UFC, food, playing piano, making people laugh and seeing the Holy Spirit move through music!

To get in touch with Heather please send an email to heather@riverlifefellowship.com 


Mya Florence, Administrative Coordinator

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 Mya has attended RiverLife since 2009. She has a heart for the nations as well as God-given love and compassion for children, the poor and the oppressed—orphans, widows, street kids, victims of human trafficking. She longs to see God’s Kingdom and justice (Isaiah 61) come for these beloved ones who are infinitely dear to the Father’s heart. In addition to serving in a number of nations on short-term mission trips, Mya has served as a missionary in Haiti. Mya has a passion for worship and intercession, which was deepened by an internship at the International House of Prayer Mission Base in Kansas City. She is contending for the Father’s House—the House of Prayer—to be raised up in every nation. Mya has a B.A. in International Relations from Wheaton College (IL) and a gift for administration, organization and writing. She loves to spend time outdoors hiking, jogging, kayaking or simply just enjoying the beauty of God’s magnificent creation. She is an adventurer who aspires to visit every continent (only 3 left!) and explore as many countries and cultures as God will allow.

To contact Mya by email: mya@riverlifefellowship.com.


Cory Meade, Director of Youth Ministries

Cory is originally from the great state of Iowa. He moved to Mooresville in 2003 to get a Master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been attending RiverLife since he moved here. He has an amazing wife, Kristy, and two awesome sons, Owen & Wyatt Cory has been working with youth since 1995, or over half of his life. He is passionate about working with young people and is extremely excited about the ways that they are going to be rocking the world for Jesus. In addition to the Lord and his family, Cory also loves food and football.


Matthew & Sarah Bollinger

RiverLife Chapel Hill- Lead Pastors

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Matthew and Sarah have been on the pastoral staff at River Life since 1998. Sarah grew up in the church, while Matthew began attending in 1998 while teaching at Mooresville High School. After serving as youth pastors for over 6 years, the Bollingers moved into the associate role 2004. Matthew is also the director of Christ’s School of Ministry, a ministry training school at River Life, and he teaches part-time at Mooresville Christian Academy. Sarah is a worship leader at River Life and the busy mom of the 6 Bollinger kids – Noah, Judah, Gabriel, Benjamin, Anna Grace, Lydia Ruth.

Matthew, Sarah, and their children are committed to seeing God “awaken” His church in America through Revival. Their passions in ministry include extravagant worship, reaching the world with the Gospel through miracles, signs and wonders, and seeing the grace of God transform lives on a daily basis through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bollingers are eagerly expectant for whatever the Lord will do next to glorify His Son and expand His Kingdom.

To schedule Matthew and/or Sarah to minister at your church please send a request to matthew@riverlifefellowship.com

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