3333 N. Riverside Dr.              53 YEARS OF BOLDLY PROCLAIMING THE WORD OF GOD
Indialantic, FL 32902                       Independent | Fundamental | Traditional

Senior Pastor

Dr. Dean, founder of Riverside Baptist Church, and his wife have served together for over 52 years. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University and has earned the Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry degrees.

The pulpit ministry is concentrated on Bible exposition in a "traditional" form of worship.




Assistant Pastor

Michael Stevens and his family came to Riverside  in January of 2017. He also serves as the Youth Pastor. He has been faithfully serving in ministry since 2002. He and his wife Sarah met at Pensacola Christian College. They served the Lord in full-time missions in Eastern Europe working predominately with the Gypsy people. He is currently working on his Masters of Religious Education  .


Announcement Regarding COVID - 19

Services are being postponed at this time. We will make another update when they will resume.

Please be praying for a speedy resolution to this virus. Pray for our country and leaders to have wisdom.


Pray for each other. Let Pastor Dean or Pastor Stevens know if they can be of help. 

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  (2 Chron. 7:14).



Every Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.


True & Diana Hawkins


Ministering in Manaus, Amazonas, BRAZIL for more than 35 years

Independent Baptist Fellowship, Inc.

E-mail: hawkinstjdr@hotmail.com


Wedding anniversary: June 8

Birthdays: Diana, 7/3; True, 9/2


Prayer Requests   1) pastors and lay people in the Manaus churches, remembering especially the new board of directors of the institute in Manaus (IBBA) elected for the next two years; 2) return to Brazil by March 24; 

3) find and purchase the first motor for the “Outboard Project” so that their missionaries can take the gospel even further interior; 4) plans for 2020: IBBA graduation (May), Pastors’ congress (June);Biannual Indigenous Leadership Congress (July), Annual Ladies Conference in Manaus (September).

Sunday School Classes

Nursery: Infant - age 2

Ages 2 - 3

Ages 4 - 5

1st - 3rd Grades

4th - 6th Grades

TNTeen Group

Homebuilders' Couples Class    Pastor Dean's Class


Letter from the Jacobsens

Good Morning:


Pastors:  If you choose, please read this to our friends at Riverside.  We miss everyone so much!


Larry and I arrived at our home in Indiana last Saturday evening.  We were relieved we made it safely, without incident, thanks to the prayers of our fellow believers at Riverside.  Words fail me in trying to express our thankfulness for Pastor Stevens, Ricky, and Darlene, Zack, and, The Dodson Crew.  We have to give special thanks to Lynell.  She packed, cleaned, and organized everything during and after the move, including me.   Most of all, on Friday, this group was a witness for the cause of Christ to our complex.  To a person, my neighbors were amazed at the number of people who showed up and could not believe that everyone was from our church.   Merely saying we are thankful is an understatement. 


This move for us is bittersweet.  For a while, God has impressed on us that we need to be here for our daughter and grandson.  During this process, we knew that leaving the church and our friends in Christ would be heartbreaking; and that too is an understatement.   Pastor Dean and Pastor Stevens have been a blessing to us that words cannot describe.  Riverside Baptist Church, where the Word of truth is rightly divided, will forever hold a special place in our hearts.   


Pastor Stevens said we have until May 1, 2022, to get back, and JoAnn has promised to find us a home.  God willing, we will see you all once again. Until that day, may God continue to bless Riverside Baptist Church and all of you.  



In His Overwhelming Grace,


Larry and Peggy Jacobson


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