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About Us


Who We Are

We are a non-denominational, multi-cultural, multi-generational and family friendly church committed to the preaching and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are glad that you found us on the web and invite you to come and visit us this Sunday.


What to Expect 

We know that visiting a new church can be a little overwhelming. So let us tell you a little about us. When you arrive at Thames River Church, you will be greeted by people who love God and people. The room is filled with people of all ages. The setting is casual, and the dress is anywhere from jeans to business casual. We often mix the music up from contemporary worship to hymns while maintaining reverence for God. The preaching is biblical, practical and relevant to daily life. Because Jesus is the reason why we gather, you will hear the preaching and reading of His Word, praying to Him and singing about Him.

We pray that you consider joining us this Sunday!


Our History

In the spring of 2015, at the urging of the Holy Spirit, family and friends, Pastor Jesse Morales of Tabernacle of Faith and Pastor Sam Spatafore of Tree of Life began to meet to discuss ministry and the goodness of God. Soon, God had knit their hearts together. They recognized the similarities in ministry and in their personal testimonies. They also recognized that God was uniting them. 

On September 6th, 2015, Tabernacle of Faith and Tree of Life held their first joint meeting at the Tree of Life facility.  From there, they held combined Prayer Meetings, Bible Studies, Men’s Meetings, Women’s Meetings and Children's ministries. It soon became evident that God was putting the two churches together to better serve Him and the community.

 As a result, the pastors began to discuss a possible merger. On September 4th, 2016 after presenting the idea to their church leadership and the two congregations, both churches voted on approving the merger to become Thames River Church.  The inauguration of Thames River Church took place on January 1st, 2017. 

Pastor Jesse Morales and his wife, Michelle Morales, invite you to come and be part of the great things God continues to do at Thames River Church.

122 Colman Street, New London, CT 06320 ​I Copyright 2018
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