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 Baptist as pastor since August 2018. After serving as Assistant Pastor over Students for 3 years, he currently serves as Senior Pastor leading in pulpit ministry, oversight of all the ministries of the church, and shepherding needs. 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.