STAY IN TOUCH
Our mission is to be a church that experiences and manifests the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
At RFI, we exist to Glorify God in all that we endeavor to accopmplish. We do this by Relating to one another through church membership and the development of healthy relationships; Advancing in the knowledge of God; Cultivating God-given gifts within the body; and Extending the knowledge and grace of God to people who do not know Him.
Pastor Tom and Sister Kathy have been in ministry for 32 years. Pastor Tom serves as the Lead Pastor at RFI. He is ordained with the Assemblies of God and holds a doctorate of ministry. He has served the Cheyenne community for 16 years. Additionally, Pastor Tom serves as Executive and General Presbyter for the Central District of the Assemblies of God, as well as the President of the Cheyenne Association of Evangelicals. Most recently, he has become the State Coordinator for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
His wife, Kathy, holds a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministries and is a registered nurse. She serves as the parish nurse for RFI.
Their ministry goal is to help people fulfill their God-given purpose in life.
Pastor Tom and Sister Kathy have two grown children, Caleb and Samantha; and three wonderful grandsons, Oakley, Breccan, and Bronson.
RFI is blessed to have leaders that aspire to love and serve God through their ministry to the church.
There is one God, revealed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is Lord, and as God’s Son was both fully human and divine.
The entire Bible is inspired by God.
When my husband and I retired in Cheyenne, the Lord directed us to RFI. We feel blessed. The teaching here feeds our souls, and the people are so loving and such a blessing to me each time we are together.
In 2009, I was told I had sleep apnea and would need oxygen. I couldn't get my mind past the word 'oxygen' and was really scared. The next morning, I cried, and cried, and cried. That's the moment when my thought process changed and I thought, 'You're a child of God. Don't cry, pray!' So now I was praying, praying praying and I said, 'God, by your stripes we are healed so I'm asking for healing in Jesus' name.' I claimed my healing and starting thanking Him. I made some other changes in my life, and when I went back for my follow-up the next month I had no more signs of sleep apnea. I thanked God in the doctor's office and will continue to give him thanks, honor and glory for his promises, faithfulness, and love.
Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
Salvation can only be attained freely through God’s grace.
Pastor Chuck comes to RFI with more than 20 years of experience in youth ministry, Teen Challenge, and senior pastorates in Arizona and Wyoming. He serves as the Executive Pastor, administering RFI's many facets of ministry to the community. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and a graduate of Southern Arizona Bible College.
His wife, Chris, is one of RFI’s worship leaders and serves in the church office. Their son, Ethan, is actively involved in New Life Youth Group and serves on the sound/media team. Their daughter, Danae, was recently married and is now raising her newborn with her husband here in Cheyenne.
PASTOR TOM AND SISTER KATHY PEREA
PASTOR CHUCK AND SISTER CHRIS GRIFFIN
PASTOR JOE AND SISTER PATSY PEREA
Pastor Joe and Sister Patsy have been married for over 40 years, and have been members of RFI for just as long. Pastor Joe is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and serves as the Associate Pastor, overseeing pastoral care. Pastor Joe has also served RFI in a variety of capacities, including Secretary/Treasurer for more than 28 years. He has also served for 35 years as a teacher, youth president and praise team member.
Patsy serves as Pastor Tom’s secretary and works in the business office. She is involved in the media ministry.
Pastor Joe and Sister Patsy have two grown sons, Lawrence and Robert (Maggie), and two granddaughters, Gabrielle and Genevieve.
Pastor Steve and Sister Theresa Manzanares have been members of RFI for 5 years. Pastor Steve serves an Associate Pastor. Pastor Steve also leads the New Life youth group, men's ministry, and oversees in house ministries. He is a Certified Minister with the Assemblies of God. He continues his studies through Global University.
Theresa serves the New Life youth group with Pastor Steve and is involved with the media ministry.
Pastor Steve and Sister Theresa have four children, Angelo, Robert, Alysia and JJ. They are activley involved in New Life youth group, the R.O.C.K. children's ministy, Royal Rangers, and Mpact.
PASTOR STEVE AND THERESA MANZANARES