Washington - Seattle


The SUM Seattle cohort, located in Sea Tac, Washington, operates in partnership with SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary to enhance the distance education that SUM provides. SUM is a fully accredited Bible College that is training men and women to proclaim Christ throughout the cities of our world! At the SUM Seattle cohort you will be able to gather with like-minded SUM students in a dynamic classroom environment while fulfilling the SUM experiential ministry and spiritual training requirements via the practical hands-on ministry training and transformational mentorship provided by Rivers of Life International Ministries.

Here is what sets Rivers of Life International Ministries apart:

  • Holy Spirit Filled
  • Discipleship-based Church Plant
  • Exciting & Powerful Youth & Children's Ministry
  • Dynamic Praise & Worship
  • Community Outreaches
  • Street Evangelism
  • Leadership Development

Visionary Leadership


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Watson Tuiono serves as the Lead Pastor of Rivers of Life International Ministries (RLIM-Seattle). He met his college sweetheart, Lafu Tuiono at SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary in Oakland and together they have a daughter, Destiny. They both graduated in 2009 with their B.A. in Biblical Studies. Watson and Lafu served on staff at SUM until 2013, when the Lord called them to plant a church in Seattle, WA.

Pastor Watson is passionate about reaching an "unwanted" generation for Jesus. Pastor Watson and Lafu are dedicated to the transformation of quality discipleship and sending them into all nations.


Cohort Advisor


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Lafu Tuiono Co-Pastors RLIM-Seattle alongside her husband, Lead Pastor Watson Tuiono. She graduated in 2009 with her B.A in Biblical Studies and served on staff at SUM in Oakland as the enrollment specialist until 2013. Pastor Lafu loves to empower sons and daughters to embrace the call of God for their lives. She is passionate about living in a generation that will shake a nation for Jesus



Rivers of Life International Ministries
4231 South 170th Street
Sea Tac, Washington 918188
United States

Phone: (206) 769-8696
Email: lafu@sum.edu
Website: www.riversoflifeimseattle.org
Launch Date: Fall 2017-18