We at North River Church love to get involved serving in our Tuscaloosa community. We work with various ministries throughout the city of Tuscaloosa. We are a part of the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce and are an Adobt-A-School Partner with Matthews Elementary.  If you have a service project or ministry you would like us to get involved with, please let our Outreach team know by emailing Nate Young.

Organizations we are working with:

Hope Initiative

Each fall the community of Tuscaloosa gathers together for a Day of Hope to help serve those in our community that may need a wheelchair ramp, new stairs to get in their house, or just some help cleaning up their yard. NRC takes on several of these projects each year. Here are some pictures from this past Day of Hope.


“Sav-A-Life is a comprehensive pregnancy care ministry that is dedicated to offering free and confidential services in a loving environment to women, men, and families facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Culture Connection

English Cafe is an outreach at Baptist Campus Ministries for international students. It was started by an English teacher on campus to give non-english speaking students a platform to be tutored for free, while also allowing believers the ability to share their faith with people who may have never heard what Jesus did for them.

First Community

Every Saturday, we have the opportunity to serve alongside First Community Church with their Saturday morning soup kitchen. We prepare and serve breakfast for 75-100 people, and are able to sit down and share life with those that are beat and trodden down in our own community.

Jesus Way

We partner with Jesus Way Homeless Shelter financially, but are always looking to help in donations, gardening, construction projects and “adopting” families. They also have after school programs, tutoring, a men’s shelter, a women’s shelter and family housing.

Alabama Backpack Coalition

Late each summer, we partner with other churches in our area to collect backpacks and school supplies to distribute to children in our area. We are part of the pick up station at Matthews Elementary.

Bigger C Encouragers

We partner with other local churches in the area and DCHMC to be a support group for people affected by cancer and their families. We direct them to Jesus Christ who is their real Hope!

Love INC

Love INC uses a proven model that networks local churches, volunteers and community organizations together to help people in need. Nationally, Love INC meets over one million needs each year with over 150 affiliates in 30 states, 9,000 churches and 7,000 community organizations and 300,000 volunteers.

Christian Ministry Center

This ministry consists of a group of volunteers that assist clients with their physical needs for food and clothing, while pastors from local churches assist with spiritual needs.

For more information on any of these contact Scott Reynolds.


North River Church is also part of many regional mission organizations. We are currently hosting Foster Parenting Classes provided by Lifeline Children Services. We also collect donations to provide to the Well House in Birmingham. If you know of a ministry in the US that you think we could parter with, please let us know by contacting Scott Reynolds.

Organizations we are working with:

Big Oak Ranch

Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance to find a normal life, find God’s love and find that we are all more than our circumstances. We are what we have the strength to become.

Life Line

Whether you are a birthmother or a prospective adoptive family, Lifeline can help you. They offer complete adoption services to birthparents, including counseling, housing, medical care, legal services, and the assurance that the baby will be placed with a Christian family. For the prospective adoptive family, they offer a complete range of professional services related to adopting a child.

The Well House

The Well House is a faith-based, Christ-centered nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and transitional housing to women who have been trafficked, are prostituting, or otherwise sexually exploited. Food, clothing, spiritual guidance, Christian counseling, and other necessities are provided, along with assistance with referrals for substance abuse treatment, if needed.

For more information on any of these contact Scott Reynolds.


North River has several church plants across the globe in South Sudan, India, Brazil, Ukraine, and Mexico. We wish to never see the sun set on the work of our church so we will continue to plant churches around the world. Below are some places and ministries that we support around the world.

South Sudan

South Sudan is a brand new nation that is open and hungry for the Gospel of Christ. We have an amazing opportunity to be a part of teaching and training the men in Akot to be pastors and go out among their region sharing their faith. Evangelism, discipleship, and construction are projects that are available. We partner with Living Water Community Transformation in our efforts in Akot, South Sudan. LWCT works in many areas including education, agriculture, health, life-skill development along with the pastoral training. For more information on Living Water please visit their website at http://livingwaterct.org/ or contact Scott Reynolds.

In Juba, South Sudan we have the River Baptist Church that is a part of our campus. Our pastor, Elijah, is ministering to the people of Juba and their church has been growing rapidly over the past few years.

Grain Game

The world is being devastated by a famine of God’s word and–as with any kind of famine–it is the young who are being hit the hardest. Time is short and yet there is so much to be done before Christ returns. Therefore, The Grain Game shares the redemption story with kids, ages 10-15, in every corner of the world. Using stunts, games, toys, and science tricks—our camps capture the imagination of these kids, point their hearts to Christ and help them store up the grain of God’s Word.


To obey God by spreading the Gospel to the unreached regions of Guatemala while supporting the established missionary group IMPACTO.


Following our vision of planting churches globally we will be continuing a work we are involved with in Chennai. We will have opportunity to work among those that are involved with North River Missions in India with evangelism, medical aid, adult ministry and children’s worship. We also support an orphanage in Kallakurichi named Comforting Hands. Currently there are 24 children being cared for and receiving education, clothing, shelter, food and most importantly love. We are looking to raise the funds needed to build a suitable orphanage/church/ministry center for the people of Kallakurichi.

Compassion International

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse)

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Cruise with a Cause

Our mission is to Unify Christians and Ministries from all over the world to build the Kingdom of God


Our purpose for the Brasil trips is to continue encouraging the local church and participate in multiple evangelism, VBS and construction opportunities.


The area of Christable Colon is desolate and poverty stricken. We work with a pastor in the village as he reaches the area for Christ. We take annual trips to the village and do a VBS ministry for the children and construction to homes and the church. This past summer we started a soccer outreach aspect to the trip and saw a great reward in it. This is a low cost trip that is international but remains a great trip to start mission on. We stay in Texas at a retreat center and drive into Mexico each day. This is a trip for virtually anyone!

Coffee Bar

At our coffee bar on Sunday mornings we serve GoBena Coffee where 100% of their profits go to enriching the lives of vulnerable and/or orphaned children.