“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us.” -1 John 4: 10

God is more interested in our future and our relationship with Him than we  are. God made the first move, by giving His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our  sins (John 3:16). We are now free from the guilt and shame of all past mistakes (Romans 8:1). God is compassionate! He forgives and forgets our sins (Hebrews 8:12). That is good news!  God offers us  the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ because Godwants to develop a meaningful relationship with us. The Bible says that if we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our  heart that God raised him from the dead, we  will be saved (Romans 10:9).

If you want to have a meaningful relationship with God and make a fresh start with a new life, pray this prayer:

Dear God,

I come to You in the Name of Jesus, admitting that I have sinned against you; but I also admit my desire to turn away from sin and my commitment to having a new relationship with you. Thank you for the forgiveness of sin that was already given when you sent Jesus to die for my sins. I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord and the risen  Savior. Thank you for changing my life in this very moment, that my life may now bring You glory and honor. Thank you for the gift of eternal life that is promised to every believer. Thank You for saving me!

In Jesus’ Name I pray,


If you prayed this prayer for the first time, we would like to know. Send us an e-mail or share your testimony. We’d love to hear from you!

A Fresh Start

Attendee/Member Orientation – this is your first step as a new member at Rivers of Life AME Church.  This will help you learn more about ROL, the AME Church, and your new relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Baptism – Upon completion of the New Member’s Orientation, we encourage every new believer to be baptized.  Baptism signifies an outward sign of the inward change of every believer.

Moving Forward Discipleship Classes – Jesus Christ calls us to be disciples. Here we explore and go deeper, learning how to grow in our relationship with God, ourselves and each other. 


Women’s Small Group

Meets Every Third Sunday of the Month at 8:45am – 9:45am.

“Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.” – Luke 1:45

The Women’s Small Group comprises adult women who are drawn together by the love of Christ. This group aims to break down barriers that limit the identification and use of God’s gifts inherent in every woman. In each session, these women are committed to empowering, uplifting, and celebrating each other during every phase of their spiritual walk. The Women’s Small group focuses on equipping women to live transformed lives by growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

Salt and Light Kids

Meets Every Sunday at 10:15am.

Our generation is seeking hope, seeking a better and brighter future.  As salt we bring out the best in one another and others. We bring flavor to the world through our commitment to live for Christ. As the light, we shine in the face of adversity and stand against injustice, taking our rightful place as leaders and change-makers in our community.

Join us as we journey through our discovery of who we are in Christ and what he’s called us to do and be.

Join Us:


Weekly Worship @ 9:45am Children’s Church @ 10:15am


Transformed Life Bible Study via teleconference @ 7:15pm

Visit Us:

Worship Location

Springhill Lake Elementary School

6060 Springhill Drive,

Greenbelt, Maryland

Conveniently located near Greenbelt Metro Station (Green Line).

Contact Us:


2nd Episcopal District Leadership
Rt. Rev. James Levert Davis - Presiding Bishop
Mrs. Arelis B. Davis - Episcopal Supervisor
Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton - Presiding Elder - Potomac District