Our Story

How it all started...

Everyone has a story, and we as a church are no different. North River Church began in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in November 2005 and was founded by our Founding Pastor, Scott Reynolds. Scott had a simple mission, “To accept people where they are spiritually and invest in them so that God can develop them into the image of Christ.” To complete this mission, he created 40 Core Competencies and developed a simple process of Worship, Grow, and Serve. Now, in just a short time, North River Church has church plants around the world including a pastor school in South Sudan. We have an active, vibrant, and growing church in the North River region of Tuscaloosa.  

We have a multitude of ministries to get plugged into and a vast array of mission opportunities here locally, regionally, and across the world. Our Church's biblical passage is Ezekiel 47:1-12 and it's all about experiencing the power of God. We want to invite you to come experience the power of God with us at North River Church as we seek to develop into the image of Christ. We hope that Our Story will become part of Your Story and that you can experience life at North River Church.
Interested in becoming a member at NRC (or if you just want to learn more about NRC)?
Let us help you discover who we are, and whether God may be leading you to become a part of what He is doing through us and who He is calling us to be.

Here are two ways to begin to Discover NRC:
1. We have a series of short videos to help you Discover NRC. Watch them in your own time and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our leaders or staff.
2. Schedule a time to meet with or correspond with one of our leaders or staff.