Why We Exist

We are a Christ centered, lifestyle development church who are passionate to Reach, Connect, Train & Send YOU.

We want to REACH the lost and hurting

Help CONNECT you to God and the church family

TRAIN you to fulfill your purpose

SEND you out to impact your community and world


Richard Chapman, along with his wife Opal, pioneered Altus Christian Fellowship in 1991which re-launched in 2020 as Thrive Church. They enjoy their 6 daughters, wonderful son in laws and 13 amazing grandchildren. Their style of pastoring is geared towards family, growth and relationships while reaching into the community to lead and transform lives to be like Jesus. What gets them up in the morning is to see people step into their destiny and be who God has created them to be. After all these years in the ministry, this still drives their vision.