At Riverside, we believe that a significant way of impacting our world with the message of hope found in Jesus Christ is by starting new churches. We accomplish this by partnering with like-hearted churches and organizations. Here are our current local, regional, national, and international partnerships...
Thousands of churches give to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cooperative fund. The funds then go out to support new church plants around the country through the North American Mission Board. Riverside contributes to this cooperative fund. Your faithful giving is making a difference for the gospel!
The Journey Church was the first of three churches God planted through Riverside. The Journey was founded in West Chester in 2007 by former Riverside Pastor, David Pearson. They are now under new leadership under Pastor Raymond Johnson, but the relationship stays the same!
Trinity Church was the second of three churches God planted through Riverside. Trinity Church was founded in 2011 by former Riverside Pastor Mark Chripczuk. They currently meet in Willow Grove at the First Presbyterian Church.
Ridgeline Church was the third of three churches God has planted so far through Riverside. Ridgeline was founded in Souderton in 2012 by former Riverside Pastor Gibson Largent. The church is thriving and they are currently gathering weekly at the Boys & Girls Club in Souderton.
Riverbend Church is an exciting and fruitful church led by Joseph Velarde. Joe has a heart to reach the third largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania - Allentown. Riverbend was not planted by Riverside, however Riverside leadership has had the honor of supporting them.
Shoreline Church is a new church plant in New London, Connecticut. For a season, God placed Westminster Seminary student, David Moser, in Riverside. In 2015, David went on to become Shoreline's first Pastor.
Since 2011, Riverside has been sending missionary teams to support a church planting movement in Fagundes, Paraibe, Brazil. The movement is spearheaded by Pastor Humberto de Lima at Fagundes Baptist Church.
Since 2015, Riverside has supported a church planting movement in Nepal speaheaded by the family of Rick Fraley. This church planting movement finds it's roots in the International Mission Board (IMB).