Faith Church Rio Rancho

Our Beliefs

Proclaiming Jesus & Making Disciples

We are affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America which is an association and fellowship of autonomous and interdependent churches united around the same Statement of Faith.


We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

Christian Living

We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

Christ's Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response & Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
—John 3:16

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Our Leadership

Sunday Services: 8:30 & 10:30 am

En Español: 11 am

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900 Southern Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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Joe & Jackie Bruce

Ethnos 360

Joe and Jackie Bruce:

Mission: Joe and Jackie are responsible to care for missionaries who are serving all over the world. Their primary focus is to care for missionaries on home assignment. This includes debriefing and working through the many obstacles of living in a cross-cultural setting. Their ministry includes traveling to visit missionaries in their region, and facilitating further training.

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Francisco & Nathalie Arjona

European Christian Mission International or

Mission: Francisco is the National Director of ECM, Spain; the President of Good Samaritan Association, a ministry to drug addicts; and also serves as a pastor in the Evangelical Church in Pozoblanco. Nathalie is executive secretary of Good Samaritan and the administrator for ECM, Spain. They also maintain a guest house for missionaries or pastors in training, and their families. Francisco is also heavily involved in church planting efforts in Spain.

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The "M" Family

Mr. and Mrs. M (with Elian and Noemi):

(Please FILTER all emails, remaining "cryptic" about spiritual matters.)

*We ask that no information is shared on social media.

Mission: We are evangelizing local people and seeking to make disciples for the purpose of healthy church formation among an unreached people group in an undisclosed location in the Middle East.

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Gujarat, India

Through RIMI (Reaching Indians Ministries International)

Church Partnership Coordinator: Joel Varghese-

Mission: Glorify God by fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ to help transform India, South Asia, and beyond.

Faith Church has adopted the state of Gujarat, India as a special region of focus. We partner with and support the efforts of RIMI in evangelism and church planting, leadership development, and compassion ministries.

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Louis & Karen Rose

SIL International and Faith Comes By Hearing,


Mission: Mission Objective 2021: Record Malaysia’s indigenous language Bibles and launch oral Bible translation projects around the world.

Louis’s role with FCBH is to 1) coordinate the audio recording of indigenous language Scriptures in Malaysia, and 2) train language teams around the world how to translate Scripture using an oral method.

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Colleen Boyd

with SIL and Wycliffe Bible Translators

Mission: Colleen is the supervisor for all translation/language projects in Central America, Caribbean, United States, and Canada. She visits teams on location for strategy and budget planning, member care, and overall encouragement, as they work on translating the Word of God (Old and New Testament).

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Steve & Kathryn Moore

Wycliffe and Peacemakers

Mission: Steve and Kathryn are children of missionaries. In 1988 they joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and served in Lima, Peru, for 11 years. Since the early 2000s they have been charged with encouraging spiritual unity and Biblical peace in the Bible translation movement in multiple countries. In addition, Steve is a Certified Christian Conciliator who helps servants of God worldwide to work through conflict biblically. 

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Across Nations

Chuck and Cindy Harper or

Vision: Native America restored and transformed by the Creator into self-determined, emboldened servants, enlarging God’s global kingdom.

Mission: Across Nations continues the 80-year legacy of Western Indian Ministries, working alongside Native American communities. Their strategy includes: engaging Native Youth; Community Outreach; Native Church Development: Hilltop Christian School; Radio Broadcasting; Summer Service Teams; and Business as Mission

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Care Net Pregnancy Center

Mission: Care Net Pregnancy Center of Albuquerque has four locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Moriarty, as well as a medical mobile unit. Care Net offers a safe and supportive place for women and girls as well as their families to explore their options when there is an unexpected pregnancy. They also offer free pregnancy counseling, limited obstetrical ultrasound, pregnancy and parenting education, and support. STD testing and post-abortion recovery help are also offered. Compassion and hope are the hallmarks of Care Net services.

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(Evangelical Free Church of America, West District)

Bob Osborne:

Mission: EFCA West is the district arm of the National Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). EFCA West supports Evangelical Free churches in the Western US including New Mexico; providing lay training, pastoral support, support for church planting, men and women’s ministries, and counseling to member churches.

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Healing Hearts Ministries International

Faith Church missionaries:

Sue Liljenberg, Founder:

Allan Miller, COO:

Linda Padilla, Counselor, Shipping:

Julie Zimmerman, Counselor:

Mission: Healing Hearts Ministries is a gospel-centered, grace-driven ministry dedicated to reaching the brokenhearted by working alongside churches to provide qualified, compassionate biblical counselors to minister to individuals suffering from the pain of their past such as: abortion, sexual abuse, rape, drug abuse, adultery, divorce, abandonment, physical abuse, and pornography. These difficult topics are sufficiently addressed through the application of God’s Word in focused discipleship courses led in small groups or online.

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Mountaintop Retreat

Montrose, CO


Mission: A non-profit, nondenominational Christian camp dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, strengthening families, and helping Christians grow in their faith through camp ministry. Christians of all ages find that spending time away at Mountaintop Retreat provides the opportunity to commune with the Lord, in the beauty of His creation, and be refreshed.

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Rivers of Mercy Children's Home

Juarez, Mexico or Facebook

Emmis & Kristin Robles:

Mission: Rivers of Mercy is a Christ-centered orphanage for the abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Juarez, Mexico. Their desire is that during the time the children are in the home, they would hear the gospel and choose to receive Christ as their personal Savior.
The children’s home is run by Emmis and Kristin Robles (Leong). Kristin is the daughter of David and Laura Leong and was raised in our church.

If you would like more information about any of these ministries, you are welcome to contact them directly or you can contact anyone on the Missions Team.

Faith Church Local Outreach Team:

  • Chris Risk (Chairman)
  • Mitch Amschler
  • David Leong
  • Becky Risk
  • Duane Roth
  • Carol Wilson

For further questions or information, please contact our Outreach Pastor at

If you are interested in joining the Local or Global Missions Team, you must first become a member. Then talk to Pastor Bryon (Outreach and Discipleship Pastor) or the Chairman of the respective board.

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The Faith Church Men's Ministry offers several men's groups that meet at various times and locations throughout the area. If you would like more information about those groups, submit a request below.

The men of Faith Church also meet quarterly for a Men's Breakfast and will plan other events for teaching and fellowship (retreats, chili cook-off, etc).

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The Faith Church Women's ministry offers Bible Studies each semester, with a rotation of Bible study topics. Most studies meet at the church, and some daytime studies include a child-care option for mothers. It is also typical for the women to have an annual conference or retreat, in addition to other events. One of the highlights of the year is our annual Ladies Tea in early December, and the ladies are encouraged to invite friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. 

For more information about the Women's Ministry, please submit a request below.

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Life Groups

Life Groups are co-ed small groups that meet at different homes throughout the week. Most groups have between 8-12 people who meet to study God's Word, pray for one another, and share in fellowship. If you would like more information about our Life Groups, please submit a request below.

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Our workshops take place in a classroom setting, typically on Sunday mornings (though occasionally on weeknights as well). These classes range in topic from theological to practical, and are typically 8-12 weeks in length. Examples of past topics include: Biblical Foundations; Articles of Faith; Bible studies; Missions; Parenting; Marriage; Finances; Purity; and Lay Counseling. 

Upcoming workshops will be announced in the services and in the bulletin. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Bryon at

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