MARK CLEAVELAND - LEAD PASTOR

 

  • Mark serves as the Founding and Lead Pastor of The River. Mark & Carmen, began The River with a few close friends in the spring of 2006 believing that “wherever The River flows, it brings life to dead places.” Mark earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Cincinnati Christian University in Church Leadership and has been leading churches for more than 25 years. He loves to teach people Biblical truth in a fresh and practical way. He believes that the local church is the hope of the world and he has a heart for helping the church be all that God intended it to be. He loves the refreshingly radical, simple and authentic culture at The River.
  • Mark enjoys spending time with Carmen and their kids (and their spouses) whenever its possible.  Their youngest son is currently in college.  Mark’s a sports junkie (Ohio State variety) and he loves the outdoors. You might catch him out on the golf course, cruising the Indiana roads on his Harley or maybe even riding his bicycle or running while preparing for his next triathlon competition.  In 2015 he completed his first Ironman (140.6) event in Louisville.