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, 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

Joe and Kim Sheesley, Children’s Directors

joekimstaffJoe and Kim are the Children’s Directors of River Life Kids, the Children’s Ministry at River Life Fellowship. They have been part of the community at River Life Fellowshipsince March 2003 and involved with the children’s ministry for the past 10 years. Joe and Kim both attended River Life Fellowship’s Christ’s School of Ministry. The Sheesley’s have four children, Scotty, Kelsi, Perry and MaKayla. They also have two grandchildren, Katana Marie and Jaci Rae. Joe is originally from Ohio and has lived in Mooresville since September 1985. Kim is originally from Montcalm, WV and has lived in Mooresville since 1987. 

Joe and Kim have a heart for and love children. It is their desire that the children know that they are sons and daughters of the King, that they are an integral and functional part of the body and the Kingdom of God even at a young age. They want to provide a fun environment that encourages the kids to learn about having relationships with God & others, build a strong foundation in the word, to hear and be led by the Holy Spirit, to learn prayer & intercession and to experience true worship.
Many years ago, they were told that the next big revival would be with kids. They are standing on that word and contending for it!

The Little Children and Jesus
Mark 10:14-16
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on then and blessed them.

To contact the Sheesley’s by email: joekim@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, Accounts Manager/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!  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 contact Heather please send an email to heather@riverlifefellowship.com

Mya Florence, Church Administrator 


 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.

Scott & Melissa Forsyth, Leaders of Middle School Youth Ministry


Scott & Melissa lead the middle school youth ministry (Tidal Wave) at RiverLife. They started attending RiverLife Fellowship shortly after moving to Mooresville in 2003 from Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Ministering Christ to the this generation of youth has always been a passion of theirs, and they have been involved in youth ministry in one capacity or another since graduating from Christ For the Nations Canada in 1996.

In 2006 they started Tidal Wave Youth at RiverLife Fellowship along with Nate & Stacy VanWassenhove. Their vision is to provide a place for the youth in 6th through 8th grades to learn, grow and worship during the critical transition years between Sunday School and High School. It is during these years that the youth are established in their walk with the Lord and start to step out on their own in their relationship with Jesus. It is vital for middle schoolers to know the church has a place for them!

Scott & Melissa also help direct RiverLife Fellowship’s summer youth camp, Camp Morley, which is a highlight of the year for the youth ministry.

To contact Scott & Melissa please send an email to: tidalwave@riverlifefellowship.com


Matthew & Sarah Bollinger

RiverLife Chapel Hill- Lead Pastors


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