River of Life United Pentecostal Church Las Cruces, NM


River of Life Leadership

Lead Pastor, Bart Dilks and his wife Deborah Dilks

Pastor Dilks, originally from Sedona, Arizona met his wife Deborah, originally from Dexter, Maine while attending Bible College at Christian Life College in Stockton, California. Both of which are now alums, class of 1991.

Upon graduating from Christian Life College, the couple moved to the  Maine District where Pastor Dilks pastored successfully for 15 years re-establishing struggling churches, assisting local pastors in the district and devoting himself to the work of God in Rockland, Maine. 

In 2006 Pastor Dilks moved to Minnesota where he assisted as the Evangelism Pastor of Christian Life Center in the Greater Minneapolis Area. While in Minnesota, Pastor Dilks served as the Sunday School Director for the Minnesota District of the United Pentecostal Church International.

In Fall of 2010, Pastor Dilks felt the calling of God to the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Armed with 19 years of ministerial experience, his love for God and a passion for revival- he and his wife are doing the work of the Lord they believe they are called to do here in the Mesilla Valley.

Pastor Dilks is a Christian Life College Alum (class of 1991) and is a fully Ordained Minister with the United Pentecostal Church International.

Youth Pastor, Michael Beckett and his wife Marta Beckett 

Come Worship With Us! River of Life United Pentecostal Church: 1880 N Solano Dr Las Cruces, NM 88001

In 2012 Michael and Marta Beckett joined the River of Life Pastoral Staff. Michael, a native of Ohio, and Marta, a native of Maine met while pursuing their studies at Apostolic Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Michael and Marta have a daughter, Olivia Beckett and are expecting a baby boy! Family is important to the Becketts and we are glad to have them as a part of the River of Life UPC church family.

Michael and Marta both have a passion and burden to see revival among the youth of Las Cruces, New Mexico. They teach Youth Class every Sunday and they would love for you to join them- hey, bring a friend!


1880 N. Solano Drive Las Cruces, NM 88001