River of Life Christian Center

Our Founder

Pastor Larry Locust

Pastor Locust accepted Jesus as his personal Savior in 1977. Sensing a call on his life, a few years later, He moved his family to Tulsa Oklahoma to attend Rhema Bible Training Center. While at Rhema, Father God began training and anointing Pastor Larry for his purpose, to pastor the flock in Kinston, North Carolina. pastor Larry

Upon graduating from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1980, he returned home and began serving faithfully at Faith and Victory Church in Greenville North Carolina under the leadership of Pastor’s John and Debra Zabawski. Pastor Larry and his wife founded River of Life in May of 1990. The first service was held at 1901 Greenville, Hwy.

He loved preaching the truth because he knew it was the only thing that would set the captive free. He had a love for God, the Word, and people. His motto was “There Is A Good Life God Wants Us To Live”.  Pastor Larry received his heavenly reward in December of 2012. Although he’s not here physically, his legacy yet lives on.