The River Church


We are very excited to announce a monumental change to DESTINYNOW Youth Conference this winter. Due to some minor changes, we are excited to be able to open this event to all students at NO registration cost. We believe this will make DESTINYNOW accessible to students who otherwise could not afford to attend. We have just changed the registration link to reflect this exciting change, and now, when you go to register, you will have the option as a pastor or youth leader to register your entire group for free -OR- to select a meal ticket option at $15 per person to eat catered lunch on-site Thursday the 28th. This will allow you to not have to leave the campus and worry about making it back for the afternoon session.

This change has been prayerfully made to help all students attend. We are able to make this possible by changing the schedule of DESTINYNOW to end earlier on Friday and by your generosity as the wonderful pastors that make up Destiny Leaders. We are asking youth pastors and pastors to consider bringing an offering on behalf of their church, which will be received at the event to help Destiny cover and offset the expenses associated with hosting this excellent conference. Thank you for your continued to prayer, support, and faith for the next generation. And remember, the time is NOW.

 May you hear the humble and earnest requests from me and your people Israel when we pray toward this place. Yes, hear us from heaven where you live, and when you hear, forgive. 

2 Chronicles 6: 21

2023 schedule

December 27th: 

6:00pm: Doors open

6:30pm: Worship

7:00pm: Session 1

8:30pm: Dismiss

December 28th: 

9:30am: Doors Open

10:00am: Worship

10:30am: Session 2

12:00pm: Lunch 

1:00pm: Session 3 (Ask Anything)

2:00pm: Afternoon Activities

3:00pm: Break

6:00pm: Doors Open

6:30pm: Worship

7:00pm: Session 4

8:30pm: Dismiss

December 29th: 

9:30am: Doors Open

10:00am: Worship

10:30am: Now Voices

11:00am: Closing Session

12:00pm: Dismiss

Area Attractions & Information


Hampton Inn
209 S Poplar St, Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 278-9922

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
3660 Ferren Trail, Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 279-9991

La Quinta Inn & Suites
504 N Poplar St, Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 278-4200


Art Alley
319 N Spruce St, Searcy, AR 72143

Art Alley, the venue for Art Walk, has become a creative outlet for about 80 artists in the Searcy and White County community,

Holiday of Lights: Harding University Lights
915 East Market Avenue in Searcy, AR 72143

Thousands of beautiful lights on the campus of Harding University. Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state.

Coffee Shops

Midnight Oil Coffeehouse
801 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR, United States, 72143-4650

Midnight Oil is a great place!! Great service/people with a fun and cozy atmosphere! The food and drink are so good, too! It’s a must stop place for visitors and locals! Great little coffee shop with fantastic coffee and supporting a great cause!!

The Soda Jerk
119 E. Center Avenue Searcy, AR 72143

Perk & Post
506 West Race Ave Searcy, AR 72143

Mr.Postman Expresso
2307 W Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR 72143

Mr. Postman Expresso is a unique establishment that functions as a drive-thru postal/shipping service as well as a gourmet coffee shop!

7 Brew Coffee
3212 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR 72143

Drive-thru, Quick

Stu’s Brew Coffee & Espresso
2843 East Race Street Searcy, AR 72143

Locally owned drive-thru only coffee shop, we provide fast service without sacrificing the taste. Stop by and grab a drink — hot, iced, or frozen!

3243 E Race Ave E, Searcy, AR 72143

Warehouse 4 Searcy
401 Dr Jimmy Carr St, Searcy, AR 72143

Imago Dei Coffee
1005 E Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR 72143


Greek House
1211 E Beebe Capps Expy Searcy, AR 72143

Slim Chickens
402 E Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR 72143

1303 E Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR 72143

McAlister’s Deli
3512 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR 72143

Casa Brava
1801 E Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR 72143

3900 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR 72143

Guacamole Mexican Grill
205 S Poplar St, Searcy, AR 72143

3705 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR 72143

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
3548 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR 72143

La Torcia Brick Oven Pizza
1400 W Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR 72143

Chick-fil-A Searcy
3683 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR 72143

Colton’s Steak House & Grill
3002 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR 72143