WHO ARE WE:
The River Tulsa is lead by Bishop Joseph Castillo founder of All Nations International Fellowship.
We are good standing members of Dr. Rodney Howard-Brownes' Revival Ministries International Ministerial Association. When relocating our world headquarters to America we realized our ministry being unknown to the American Church world, we asked Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne if we can carry the The River name so people would know we stand for revival, the move of the Spirit and souls.
Thus we are honored to carry the name, heart and spirit of the vision of The River at Tampa, RMIMA's world headquarters. And at the same time we are uniquely different than The River Tampa in that each Ascension Gift carries their own unique anointing and characteristics.
So who is All Nations International Fellowship? ANIF has churches and affiliates in Beijing, Japan, and Mongolia. Now based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ANIF was founded in the spring of 2011 and started with a group of expats in Beijing, looking for a place to experience God in a greater way. We are a vibrant community of believers gathered together for worship, prayer, and a care for one another. We put a heavy focus on Prayer, Community, Evangelism, and being Holy Ghost filled.
WHY The River Tulsa Church?
What makes us different from the other Churches in the area? We believe God has made of one blood every nation of the world. So we are a multicultural fellowship who worships God with all our heart mind and soul during our services, we aim to be a fellowship where people can experience a Living God. With an understanding that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, we expect to see healing, salvation, deliverance as Jesus the Christ is proclaimed. You can expect to see signs and wonders on a weekly basis as a normal part of our worship.
We welcome the community of the Tulsa greater area to join us, and we respect all branches of biblical Christianity and strive to have the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus Christ as the center and focus in all our services.
Our liturgical use of titles such as Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teachers, Elders and Deacons are used for the purpose of understanding function only, and not a spiritual pecking order.
We use the term "Bishop" meaning in a biblical sense "overseer" of multiple locations and ministers with apostolic function. Elders is a term we use for Pastors who do not lead independent congregations, while Pastor is used for senior pastor roles over their own congregation. Deacons for ministers who tend to the daily church needs and so forth. We also believe in the five-fold gift of Evangelists and Prophets.
Yet recognize believers who are not in an Ascension ministry, can and should operate in ALL of the gifts to varying degrees.
About Bishop Castillo
Rev. Joseph R. Castillo D.D. was born again during his drug rehabilitation program on February 21st, 1996. After a year and a half in his new life, he was called to the ministry in the fall of 1997 at Living Word Christian Center (Dr. Bill Winston's Church in Forest Park, Illinois). At Living Word Christian Center he served in the helps ministry until 2002, when God called him to Ohio Christian University (run by Dr. Rod Parsley) in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. William Winston sponsored the young Castillo, who graduated from Valor College, Magna Cum Laude in Cross-Cultural Ministries. He was ordained on July 16th, 2005 by Dr. Rod Parsley. From 2005 to 2013 he served as assistant pastor in Delaware, Chicago, Montreal, and Beijing, China. He was married in 2010, and became senior pastor of Beijing’s All Nations International Fellowship in July of 2013.
He has ministered in over 24 nations, seeing miracles, healings, salvation and corporate outpourings of Holy Spirit in signs, wonders, and manifestations. In 2016 Dr. Castillo began hosting his own Healing & Miracle Crusades around Asia. In 2017 his ministry blossomed to knew levels. Dr. Frank Lester Sumrall (the oldest son of Dr. Lester Frank Sumrall founder of LeSea and Feed the Hungry), placed him in the office of Apostle. On October 27 of the same year, he received his Doctor in Divinity and Attestation to the Bishopric by CICA University and Seminary in Canada. In 2019 Bishop Castillo moved his ordination under the spiritual covering to Dr. Rodney Howard-Brownes' Revival Ministries International Ministerial Association. In the same year Bishop Castillo received the title of Distinguished Fellow with the Geneva Institute for Leadership in Public Policy (GILPP), a program run by Global Hope Network International (GHNI), which is an NGO with the United Nations' UNITAR.
Bishop Castillo is a Missionary and Statesman to Ambassadors in varying Nation States and has ministered in over 20 embassies from Washington, DC, to Beijing, China and Geneva, Switzerland. During this time, using his newfound platform on the global stage Dr. Castillo has led various campaigns repentance initiatives for spiritual catharsis of historical wrongs i.e. the Belgium genocide or Congolese under King Leopold II.
He has been featured in China's international and domestic newspaper and on television and Chinese media.In 2019, he founded Living Proof TV Corp. in Manila Philippines and has an international weekly show on TBN-Asia, Saturdays at 9:00 pm China Standard Time. Today he balances his ministries with raising his two sons. Sharing his life's experience, strengths, and hope, Bishop's vision remains to reach non evangelized people groups in Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China.
To see some media coverage about Dr. Joseph R. Castillo, use Baidu search engine by copying and pasting “四百 乔义” into the search bar. To search ministry related news media, Google: “Joseph Castillo Beijing China” More video footage and photos can be found on and Instagram @BishopJosephCastillo and the YouTube on channel “LivingProofTV” as well as his weekly podcast "Living Proof with Bishop Joseph Castillo" on iTunes, Spotify, and many other podcasting platforms.
FIND YOUR FAITH
2020 looks like its been abandoned by God, all the churches plans and Christian leaders dreams cancelled and sidelined while churches are not only forbid to gather across the globe but in States like California forbid to even sing. Watch this must see video as hope is arising across the American plain and share before its taken down by the radical left censors. Worship with us in the Rose Dst. of Broken Arrow at Chapel on the Hill 216 Luther Dr. Sundays 10:30am and Wednesdays 7pm Revival nightly starting in August 2020