River Staff

The Beasley Family

Founding Pastor, Scott Beasley and his wife, Lisa married in 1988 and have been in full-time ministry since 1989.  They have four sons, Brett, Baxter, Jackson and Carson. Both Scott and Lisa are graduates of the University of Georgia and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Scott is currently enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree.  Lisa's degree is in Child and Family Development with a Masters in Religion and Education.  River Church is their second church start in the Metro Atlanta area.
Having come into a relationship with Jesus as a college student, God has given Scott a relentless passion for Jesus Christ and a heart to see people realize and reach their God-given potential.
email: Pastor@RiverAtlanta.Org



Gwen Massey is our church administrator and assistant to the senior pastor.  She has been married to Dennis since 1986 and has two daughters.  Gwen is a life-long resident of the Atlanta area and has resided in Canton since 1986.  She accepted Jesus as her Lord when she was 12 years old but really became serious about growing in her faith in 1997.  Gwen and her family have been a part of River Church since the start!  Gwen’s passion is seeing people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  She is a gifted Bible teacher, successful business entrepreneur, and an excellent example of Christ-likeness. email: GwenMassey@RiverAtlanta.Org


Robert DeJesus
is a valuable addition to our staff, overseeing our building usage (rentals) as well as our custodial maintenance. He was born in Puerto Rico, where he lived most of his young life.  After moving to New York City, Robert later met his wife Nancy (also from Puerto Rico).  Robert came to personal faith in Jesus in 2014!  He is a faithful and competent servant.  Robert and Nancy have two children. email: Gym@RiverAtlanta.Org