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. 



Bill & Sharon SMITH, Boa Vista, Roraima, BRAZIL

In 1972 the Smiths arrived as missionaries in Brazil.  During their ministry in northern Brazil they have had the privilege to start five churches all now having national pastors except the one where they are presently working. The Smiths have also been involved in the training of national workers by teaching in a Bible Institute in Manaus, Amazonas, 500 miles south of Boa Vista. ~ Because of the Covid lockdown the church is having services by cell phone and using What’s App. More stores are opening, and they are hoping churches will be allowed to open at least the first part of July. The church in Caracarai is having the last part of the Institute classes and 3 from the church will graduate. ~ Physically both Bill & Sharon are still recuperating from their colds, taking medicine & vitamins, and getting lots of rest. They ask that we keep them in our prayers. ~ In an email received on Thursday they mentioned that they were going to make a trip to the States in August for their 50th wedding anniversary but American Airlines canceled their flight from Manaus to Miami so they will not be able to take the trip. “We will have to sit in our recliners and look at each other to celebrate. That will be alright! We do enjoy each other’s company.”

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


We have resumed services as of May 24, 2020. Here are some notices regarding service resumption.

1. Services times are 10 am for Sunday School, 11 am, 6 pm and Wednesdays at 7 pm.

2. Common mitigation recommendations are advisable.

3. Sunday Children's Church and Junior Church and Wednesday Kid's Club are postoponed until further notice.

4. In lieu of offering plates being handled, they are available on table in rear of sanctuary and in lobby.

5. As soon as possible choir practice will resume.


Every Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.


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