Who We Are
Building partnerships that champion the Gospel across the Amazon
To serve the riverbank Church through partnerships with local pastors and missionaries and the promotion of indigenous churches.
- The glory of God
- Serve the riverbank Church
- Indigenous churches
God: The one true and living God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This God created and sustains the universe.
Jesus Christ: The deity of Jesus Christ (including His virgin birth), and without ceasing to be God, He became man in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
Trinity: The Christian doctrine of the Trinity of the Godhead--God is one and yet exists eternally in three persons having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and equal in power and glory.
Hope: The substitutionary atonement of Christ's death on the cross is the only hope of redemption for all mankind: that we are saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.
Resurrection: The literal, bodily (in the identical, though glorified, physical body in which He was crucified) resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Heaven and Hell: Are literal and real.
Inerrancy: The divine inspiration, inerrancy (in the original autographs), and infallibility of Scripture.
Second Coming: The literal (bodily & personal) future return of Christ in the Second Advent.
We believe that partnerships between churches should go deeper than just a trip once a year. We encourage a relationship between the churches where they can encourage each other, even from a great distance.
Evangelism, Descipleship and Church Planting
Making Christ known is AMOR's most valuable ministry. By serving local ministries we take the Gospel to those lost, disciple and develop believers and plant indigenous churches. We do this through a relational ministry. We make friends, not just converts.
A major part of Jesus' ministry was healing the sick. God has gifted physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and even lay people to help accomplish this healing ministry in the Amazon.
Biblical Training and Leadership Development
With great Bible teachers, we build up the local church by equipping local leaders for the ministry.
Clean Water/Health & Hygiene Education
In partnership with The Bucket Ministry, we offer solutions for safe drinking water, along with health and hygiene education for entire communities.
RBBI (River Bank Bible Institute)
“and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men,[a] who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2
The RBBI is the embodiment of our calling to serve the local church in the Amazon. Any pastor, missionary or church leader in an evangelical church is welcome to participate regardless of denominational affiliation. We are committed to training and encouraging these men and women who have given their lives to the ministry of the Gospel. We have people from all over the Amazon Valley come to receive deep and sound biblical teaching from renowned teachers.
2020 [CANCELED TRIPS]
- May 31st - June 12th: Louisville
- June 12th - 22nd: Amazon Outreach
- June 22nd - June 29th: Colorado
- June 29th - July 10th: Spring Hill Baptist, AL
- July 12th- 24th: Louisville
- July 24th - August 2nd: Amazon Outreach
- August 2nd - 9th: Oklahoma
Everything was born of a dream to support local ministries that would otherwise have no representation.
AMOR (Amazon Mission Organization) – founded in 1986, is fruit of Dr. Richard Walker’s ministry as a missionary from the late 60s to early 80s. Called to missions while attempting to pastor a local church in the USA, Dr. Richard discovered in the Brazilian Amazon the place to fulfill that ministerial calling, after long years of studies at Ouachita Baptist University [www.obu.edu], Southwestern Theological Seminary [swbts.edu] and Luther Rice [www.lutherrice.edu), he decided to counteract the expectation of many, and chose to obey this fervent calling of the God. Departing with the whole family to Brazil, he devoted himself exclusively to making disciples, training pastors and planting churches along the Amazon river valley.
All the ministerial efforts that Dr. Richard exercised, moved by God's love for the Amazon, became firmly rooted. The legacy of this trajectory lived through the second and now third generation of missionaries and leaders of his family. Through partnership missions, AMOR continues to champion the Gospel across the Amazon river valley.
The development came through the efforts of churches in the USA, who also joined Dr. Richard in this cause, sending teams to serve in cross-cultural ministry. However, Dr. Richard's passion was serving local pastors, and through that passion the RBBI (River Bank Bible Institute - a Bible School/Conference) was born. Decades have passed, and these ministries have been a channel of transformation for thousands of riverbank families.
Dr. Richard stood firm in his conviction to reach the unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the local church, regardless of the cost and efforts he would have to face. He ministered beyond all established perimeters, for he had a firm conviction in his heart that "People will not believe the words of your mouth until they feel the touch of your hands."
"Love is the unsolicited gift of the best you have on behalf of another, regardless of response."
Dr. Richard E. Walker
10/03/1932 - 22/03/2016