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Our Church

Riverside Baptist Church is an  independent Baptist Church that holds to Biblical traditions.


We believe that God’s Word has the answer to all of life’s problems and is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. The Bible tells us we can know how to get to Heaven and how to live a Biblically successful life now.

You will find friendly people who care.

We are committed to helping people of every age find the peace that only God can provide. We long for you to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and for you to be involved in a church home that cares for you. We welcome you at Riverside Baptist Church!


Our Beliefs

We believe...


  • The Bible, as preserved in the Authorized Version, is God's Word in English.

  • The Godhead exists in the Persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  •  Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and God's Substitute for sinners.

  • The Holy Spirit seals, guides, and sanctifies every believer.

  • Man is a depraved being and in need of saving grace.

  • Salvation, or the new birth, requires a repentance and trust in God's grace through Jesus Christ.

  • All believers are secure in Christ.

  • The church is an assembly of baptized believers, organized to carry on the ministry of Christ.

  • Separation is both personal and ecclesiastical.

  • The second coming of Christ is our "blessed hope" and is imminent.

  • Satan is a person, the author of sin, and will be everlastingly condemned in the "lake of  fire."

  • Creation came from the Creator God and within a literal, six day week.

  • Civil government is a Divine appointment for the safety and good of human society.

  • Missions, both foreign and domestic, has been given to the local church to accomplish.

  • Stewardship involves the believer's life and resources.

  For further information on these    doctrines and other issues, please  contact the church office.




Our Purpose

Church the way it used to be --


  • Traditional singing from the hymnbook!

  • Giving with a cheerful heart!

  • Promoting holiness in everyday living!

  • Evangelizing the sinner!

  • Edifying the saved!

  • Exalting the Savior!

  • Opportunities to serve Jesus Christ!

Who We Are

  • a traditional church

  • a Bible-centered church

  • a missions-minded church

  • an uncompromising church

  • a friendly fellowship of believers


Dr. H. A. Dean is the founding pastor of Riverside Baptist Church.

Most of the preaching is expository with an emphasis upon understanding

the contextual truth of God’s Word, the Bible.

Pastor Dean is available for your spiritual needs.


Where We Stand on the Issues


The church of Jesus Christ has always faced issues requiring that it take a stand. Among many, Riverside Baptist Church considers the following issues to require a positional statement.


1. The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and has been preserved infallible for the English-speaking world in what is commonly called “The Authorized Version of the King James’ Bible.”


2. Riverside Baptist Church is an independent and “fundamental” Baptist church. By independent is meant that the church holds no membership in any organization, ecclesiastical denomination, ecumenical council, church convention or fellowship. The church is free of outside control.


The church is “fundamental” in that it believes that the Bible is basic, primary, foundational, i.e., fundamental, for faith and practice. Theologically, “whatever the Bible says is so.” (Bob Jones, Sr.).


By Baptist is meant that the church adheres to distinctive Baptist principles. These principles distinguish Baptist churches from other so-called churches and religious orders.


3. Riverside does not engage in ecumenical activities that are designed to obliterate distinctives and produce a non-Biblical union of all persuasions.


4. Neither does the church endorse the Charismatic Movement that elevates experience over doctrine and seeks an ecumenical end.


5. The modern “contemporary” church is an attempt to win followers primarily by the use of entertainment and non-offensive (non-Biblical) terminologies. It brings the culture of the world into the church and sanctifies it for worship. Riverside Baptist Church is not a “contemporary” church.


To obtain more information, please call the church office or use the email form below to consult with the pastor.

Where we stand on the issues

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