A note of welcome from our Pastor:
If you are searching for a church to call home or visiting in the Gadsden area, I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to come by and visit Riverview Baptist Church. Our church family is friendly and the atmosphere is warm and exciting. Our message and song is traditional with an emphasis placed upon the Word of God. We are a soul winning, missions-minded church with a compassionate burden to reach the people of our immediate location, country, and world. RVBC is a growing church with a vision for the future and a faith to entrust the Lord with it. Please take time to navigate through our website in order to get to know us a little better and then come to one of our services where you will be welcomed and treated with some good old southern hospitality.
About our Pastor:
A native of West Virginia, our pastor grew up in a Christian home with his father being an evangelist; who also led him to Jesus Christ at the age of eight. Following high school, he served four years within the United States Marine Corps. Upon his discharge from the military, he served seven years as an employee with the Federal Bureau of Investigation before resigning in 2004 to attend Bible College. He answered the call to preach in 1998 and was ordained in 2003 by the Liberty Baptist Church of Buckhannon, West Virginia; where he also served as an assistant to the pastor for a period of two years before being sent out into the ministry. Bro. Matthew served as the pastor of the New Testament Baptist Church located in Big Springs, West Virginia for a period of seven years before becoming the pastor of RVBC in June of 2011. A graduate of the Mountaineer Baptist College, he holds a Bachelor and Master degree of Religious Education and an earned Doctorate of Ministry.
In 1994, he married Joy, his high school sweetheart. They have been blessed with three wonderful children; Devin, Hannah and Caleb. Brother Matthew’s life verse is
I Thessalonians 5:24 …“Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also do it.”