As a Church, we at RiverLakes are committed to participating in the fulfillment of the "Great Commission" (Matt. 28:18-20). We understand this to mean the discipling of people in every culture through persuading them to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and gathering them into congregations where they can learn to obey all that Jesus has commanded. This we do while not neglecting to show Christian love through the meeting of other human needs.
The Frechs have served with Cru since 1975 and currently work to mobilize the Church to live out God’s heart for the poor. Ken has formerly overseen Cru’s inner city ministries in L.A. and Bakersfield. Currently his sole focus is our local area as Bakersfield City Director. The Frechs train believers to share their faith, make disciples and mentor others. Operating within a network of 65 area churches, Ken & Chris oversee multiple outreach events, S.A.Y. Yes! Centers for children, discipleship classes and adult development programs to help individuals overcome barriers and find jobs that lead to careers.