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Riverview Baptist Church has been in existence since 1906, when it was first organized as a Riverview Community Church. The Church has experienced increasing growth in the past 40 years. Transitioning from a small church building to a larger church campus, the Church has experienced multiple building projects without incurring any debt. Our most recent addition is a Multipurpose Educational Building used by all Church ministries.

Riverview Baptist Church has been blessed to have strong, consistent biblical leadership under Pastor Shahn Wilburn until his retirement in 2020. He and his wife, Juanita, came to Riverview in 1980. In August 2020, the Church called its new Senior Pastor, Mike Mitchener. Mike and his wife Stephanie were not new faces at Riverview, having begun their ministry there, before eventually planting Westside Fellowship in Elon, North Carolina. Riverview has been happy to welcome Mike and Stephanie home to lead the Church through its next phases of ministry. The Church is also blessed by the ministry of Associate Pastor Terry Easter, who oversees the music ministry of the Church and senior adult ministries. The Church has also raised up and sent out many members into pastoral ministry and missions.

Because the emphasis of Riverview Baptist Church has been a consistent teaching of God’s Word, the Lord’s truths are threaded throughout every ministry. We have celebrated successes, but have learned from our failures as well. As a result, we understand that Riverview Baptist Church must stay vigilant in our efforts to stay relevant, while always remaining faithful to the truths of God’s Word.

The ministry of Riverview Baptist Church is active! We would be considered a traditional style church with regular worship services on Sunday morning (two services), Sunday night, and Wednesday night.

We have a traditional Sunday School format between Sunday morning services with classes for all ages. Children’s Church, AWANA, Wednesday night choirs, and VBS are the core of our children’s ministries. We have a vibrant youth group which is named Alpha Delta Omega (ADO). The Church has a full-time daycare and preschool ministry, Tender Loving Care, and a Christian school ministry, Jefferson Christian Academy.

There is a wide variety of adult ministries which involve young adults through seniors. They include Riverview Baptist School of the Bible, Scripture collation, mission trips, Bible studies, quilting groups, day trips, and many more.

Within the last year, Riverview Baptist Church has expanded its online ministry presence. An additional staff member was added with the position of Online Ministry and Social Media Director. We are now live streaming our Sunday morning Sunday night services. With profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, the outreach of the Church has expanded greatly, reaching multiple states and countries.

Information about where Riverview Baptist Church is located:

Riverview Baptist Church is located in Giles County, Virginia, which is located in the south-western part of the state, bordering West Virginia which is to the north. The Church is located at 219 Big Stony Creek Road, Ripplemead, VA 24150.

The county has a population of around 17,000. There are several small towns, providing a great environment to raise a family in a relaxed, rural community. In addition to the Church’s school ministry, there are three public elementary schools and two public high schools. The county is blessed to have an excellent hospital located in Pearisburg as well as several great local restaurants. Giles County is a short drive away from Blacksburg, Virginia, home of Virginia Tech.

Giles County is one of the most beautiful areas in Virginia, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. The county includes nearly 100 square miles of Jefferson National Forest, 52 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail, 37 miles of the New River, and hundreds of miles of trails and backroads. The breathtaking landscape of the area offers some of the best opportunities in the state for outdoor recreational activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and biking. For more detailed information about Giles County, please visit