Riverside organized as a church in the Riverside area near downtown Miami on October 13, 1921. The church remained downtown for over fifty years and experienced tremendous growth through the 1960's. A demographic shift in the late 1960's caused a decline in church membership and the congregation faced the difficult decision of moving from its downtown location into the suburb of Kendall, our present location, in 1974. Today, Riverside is a multi-cultural congregation whose members come from many nations speaking various languages. We are a microcosm of our community and we are devoted to reaching our community and city for Christ, one person at a time.
Our Mission Statement
Riverside Baptist Church exists to INVITE people to Christ, GROW them in Christ and SEND them for Christ.
Our Doctrinal Statement
We agree with the statement of the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000.
Our Bylaws is our statement on how we are governed. 1 Corinthians 14:40 states that "...everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way," and our Bylaws provide the framework for what that will look like here at Riverside. Our Bylaws provides the means by which we can be free to do what Christ has invited us to do: “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Matthew 4:19.