We care about you and we want to support and encourage you in any way that we can. Whether it's a prayer request, a need for counseling, or a hospital visit, we're here for you.

If you have an interest in being on our Prayer Team, Meal Ministry Team, or any of our Congregational Care Ministry Teams, we would love to talk to you. Please send Associate Pastor Sonny Flowers an email and he'll get back with you promptly.


We all have emotional needs, and can usually lean on family, friends, or members of our small group. However, there are times when problems are more complicated and we need the guidance of a professional. When that is the case, River Oaks can aid you in finding trained, Christian counselors.

For details and fee information, please call the Christian counselors at Surecord at 336.712.2828, or call the church office at 336.766.0033.

Pastoral Care

If you need pastoral care, simply use the form and a pastor will be in touch with you soon. If you need immediate care, please call the church office at 336.766.0033: if it is after-hours or on the weekend, use extension 1004 and leave a voicemail. A pastor will contact you as soon as possible.



We are encouraged to communicate with God through prayer. God invites us to pray for each other, and there are many at River Oaks who will gladly bring your requests before God. River Oaks has prayer teams who intercede regularly for the people of our church and for our community. If you have a special need or circumstance that you would like someone to pray let us know.


Hospital and Home Care

Hospital Visitation

When a member faces illness or loss, we want to know about it. Our Congregational Care Pastor and Hospital Visitation Team are prepared to visit any member who is scheduled for surgery or is unexpectedly hospitalized.

Request Hospital Visitation

Meal Ministry

There are times after surgery or hospitalization when a few prepared meals can help a family get back on track. Our Meal Ministry Team wants to help meet your needs.

Request Help with Meals


Our Shut-in Ministry is responsible for keeping in touch with and encouraging those in our church family who have active, chronic illnesses or disabilities. They can arrange for regular visits from a pastor for communion and prayer.

If you or a family member would benefit from this type of care, please send us a message and we will be in touch with you very soon. We want to ensure that those in our church body who cannot get out easily know that they are remembered and cared for.

Request Home Visitation

Help At Home

We understand that sometimes your circumstances can make completing household work difficult. From yard waste removal to snow shoveling to building a wheelchair ramp to your front door, the Men's Service Team is ready and excited to serve you. If you have a need that the Men's Service Team can help with, please send us a message below and we'll be in touch with you very soon.

Request Help at Home



Men's Service Team

The Men's Service Team meets the third Saturday of every month for a time of fellowship, followed by a service project for church members, as well as others in our community who are in need. We begin at 8am with breakfast and prayer, then proceed to the service project location for our time of serving others. We know your time away from your family or work is very important, so we always try to finish no later than noon.

The type of things we've worked on in the past include:

  • small construction projects and yard work for our widows, elderly, and sick members. 
  • annual outings to a farm in Advance with 60+ inner-city children for a time of fishing, food, and fun!
  • opportunities to help beautify the church grounds in the spring and fall.
  • disaster response projects in our community and our state. 

Click through the link below to visit the group page on Church Center. You'll be able to join and receive regular correspondence regarding all upcoming projects and events. We invite you to come and join other men in our church as we grow in our relationship with the Lord and one another while serving others.