Riverside Baptist Church is made up of a body of Christ that is served by two distinct offices. These two offices are pastor and deacon. Our church is a pastor led congregation. Rather than one CEO pastor who runs the entire church, Riverside operates under the oversight of a plurality of pastors (the New Testament uses the terms “elders”, “bishops”, and “overseers” interchangeably with the term “pastors”) and the church is served by a plurality of deacons. This model is rooted in the New Testament structure of the early church where we see multiple pastors and deacons serving individual churches (James 5; Acts 6; Acts 20).
- Pastor Garrett Reagan has served Riverside as pastor since August 2018. He currently leads in pulpit ministry, oversight of all the ministries of the church and shepherding needs. In addition, he directly oversees the discipleship ministry of youth and families. He holds a BA in Ministry from Trinity Bible College and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Trinity Theological Seminary. Garrett is an avid sports fan and he runs various ministry-based sports teams including his slowpitch softball team, King’s Men. Garrett is a native of Lookout Valley where he and his wife Jaessa reside. [email protected]
- Our Deacons are Bill Jones, Tony Fortner, and Troy Goins. These men oversee various tasks within the church including benevolence needs, service preparation, and grounds maintenance.