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ROBERT D TREADWELL III

SENIOR PASTOR -ROLC

Robert Treadwell III is now presiding pastor of River of Life Church on the eastside of Indianapolis.  Preaching and Teaching sound doctrine and making disciples is the focus of his ministry.

Robert was called into kingdom service in March 1993, serving as Youth Pastor (1993-1997).  He was later ordained into pastoral ministry in 1996 by Charles Simmons of Berean Bible Church of Indianapolis, IN.  He was then commissioned to co-pastor a new church plant, Triumph Community Church, in November 1997; followed by the planning of River of Life Church in 1999.  After planting River of Life Church (ROLC) through the service of home-based bible studies.   There was a merging of two churches, ROLC and Eastside Community Church, pastored by Gary Blevins, in 2001.  Succeeded by incorporation in January 2002. 

Preparation for the ministry of Pastor Robert includes over 28 years of marriage and family training. Twenty-eight years of self-devoted and continuous study of scriptures and Christian principles.  He also received theology and ministry training at Crossroads Bible College of Indianapolis, IN.  He continues pastoral training and mentoring from Pastor Guy Lipkins of Fountain of Life Bible Church and spiritual training from ongoing personal studies and an ever-growing personal relationship with his Lord and God.

As Robert experienced tremendous help through mentorship, he has been involved with various educational institutions and personal relationships to provide the same support he received through the different connections he enjoyed.  Now, he challenges others to mentor in the church and their communities and makes this a part of ROLC’s church model.

Most significantly, Pastor Treadwell also continues his commitment to his wife Darlene and four children Jonathon,  India, Isaiah, and Isha.  He is also grateful to pour into his grandchildren Andrea, Jonathon Jr., and Maggie.