Paul Swearengin is the Senior Leader of The River and was a part of the original leadership team which birthed The River in August of 2008. Paul has a passion to share ways to live a Hope-filled life. Using his motto "God is not mad at you," Paul loves to share about God as a Good Father in heaven rather than a heavenly "judge" as God is too often portrayed. Before following his heart's call to lead a church, Paul was a TV Sports Broadcaster and Radio Sports Talk show host for ESPN Radio. Growing up in the Midwest, Paul fell in love with California when he moved to the west coast to attend California State University Fresno. Having lived in Fresno, for the most part, since 1984, Paul and his family are committed to seeing Fresno become a better, more prosperous City through leading a group of believers to positively impact this region!