About The River

Founded December 1, 1996            
Pastors Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne            
Senior Pastors & Founders

Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne are the founders of Revival Ministries International, The River at Tampa Bay Church, and River University in Tampa, Florida. In December of 1987, Rodney, along with his wife, Adonica, and their three children, Kirsten, Kelly and Kenneth, moved from their native land, South Africa, to the United States – called by God as missionaries from Africa to America. The Lord had spoken through Rodney in a word of prophecy and declared: “America has sown missionaries over the last 200 years, I am going to raise up people from other nations to come to the United States of America. I am sending a mighty revival to America.”

In April of 1989, the Lord sent a revival of signs and wonders and miracles that began in a church in Clifton Park, New York, that has continued until today, resulting in thousands of people being touched and changed as they encounter the presence of the living God! God is still moving today - saving, healing, delivering, restoring, and setting free! Drs. Rodney and Adonica’s second daughter, Kelly, was born with an incurable lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis. This demonic disease slowly destroyed her lungs. Early on Christmas morning 2002, at the age of eighteen, she ran out of lung capacity and breathed out her last breath. They placed her into the arms of her Lord and Savior and then vowed a vow. First, they vowed that the devil would pay for what he had done to their family. Secondly, they vowed to do everything in their power, with the help of the Lord, to win 100 million souls to Jesus and to put $1 billion into world missions and the harvest of souls.

When Drs. Rodney and Adonica became Naturalized Citizens of the United States of America, in 2008 and 2004 respectively, they took the United States Oath of Allegiance, which declares, “I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” They took this oath to heart. They love America, are praying for this country, and are trusting God to see another Great Awakening sweep across this land. Believing for another Great Spiritual Awakening, Drs. Rodney and Adonica conducted Celebrate America DC, a soul-winning event. They preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ for fifty nights in Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas from 2014-2019. Through the evangelism efforts on the streets, in the halls of Congress, and the nightly altar calls, 58,033 individuals made decisions for Jesus Christ. During Celebrate America, in July of 2014, at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Dr. Rodney executed a restraining order against the structure that is holding America in captivity – binding it and rendering it powerless and ineffective from the Supreme Court, to the White House, to the Executive Branch, Congress and the Senate in the name of Jesus. He commanded the church in
America to wake up - for the people of God to come out of their slumber. He declared that it is time to take the land. On July 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C., Drs. Rodney and Adonica were given the opportunity to spend the day at the White House. With a group of twenty-five others, they were invited into the Oval Office to visit President Trump. It was a surreal and humbling moment. They saw Protestant, Evangelical, and Pentecostal leaders coming together with the common purpose to pray for the President of the United States of America. President Trump was open to and sincerely welcomed their prayers. While standing in the Oval Office, Dr. Rodney was asked to pray for President Trump. He prayed for his protection, for godly wisdom to be his portion, and that the wicked would be cut off and rooted out. It wasn’t a long prayer; it was a fervent and heartfelt one. Once Dr. Rodney left the Oval Office, he launched a 24/7 prayer initiative for President Trump.

With a passion for souls and a passion to revive and mobilize the body of Christ, Drs. Rodney and Adonica have conducted revivals and soul-winning efforts throughout eighty-five nations with the 300 City Tour, Good News campaigns, R.M.I. Revivals, the Great Awakening Tours, and the Stand. As a result, over 30,065,000 precious people have come to Christ and tens of thousands of believers have been revived and mobilized to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, please, visit revival.com.

Objectives of The River Church

To become a model revival church where people from all over the world can come and be touched by God. Once they have been not only touched, but changed, they are able to be launched out into the harvest field with the anointing of God.

To have a church that is multi-racial, representing a cross section of society from rich to poor from all nations, bringing people to a place of maturity in their Christian walk.

To have these three main ingredients always predominant in every service:            
Dynamic praise and worship.             
Anointed preaching and teaching.             
Powerful demonstrations of the Holy Spirit.

To see the lost, the backslidden and the unsure come to a full assurance of their salvation.

To be a home base for Revival Ministries International and all of its arms. A base offering strength and support to the vision of RMI to see America shaken with the fires of revival, then to take that fire to the far-flung corners of the globe.

To break the mold of religious tradition and thinking.

To be totally dependent upon the Holy Spirit for His leading and guidance as we lead others deeper into the River of God.

Our motto: Church with a Difference.

Service Times:
Sundays 9:30 AM & 7 PM

3738 River International Dr.
Tampa, FL 33610