Join us Sundays at 9am for BFG's & 10:30am for Worship Service

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: —1 Peter 4:10

Above & Beyond Missions — providing missions support around the world, as well as locally ... includes mission trips and financial assistance to missionaries ... promotes awareness and support from the church ... Ministry Leader: Josh Brown (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo

Baptism — coordinates the planning and conducting of baptisms in worship services ... Ministry Leaders: Larry & Jackie Steese (386-871-0519, ... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo

Benevolence — provides for the special needs of members who need a helping hand ... administered by the Deacons ... includes the Barnabas Fund (for people with major medical needs) ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Brian Giaquinto (386-672-1821,

Bible Conferences — weekends of church-wide discipleship teaching ... usually with a guest speaker ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb (386-672-1821,

Bible Fellowship Groups — group Bible study and fellowship ... meet Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. ... graded classes for all ages ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Jason Karr (386-672-1821,

Biblical Guidance — provides answers from Scripture for people seeking to solve problems or manage life issues ... Ministry Contact: Call the church office 386-672-1821)

Chairs — group of men & women who set up chairs weekly for Sunday worship activities ... Ministry Leader: Duke Landorf (386-677-2493, ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Community Groups — small home groups which meet periodically for fellowship, discipleship, outreach and prayer ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo (386-672-1821,

Conservatory of Music — provides opportunities for all ages to learn to play musical instruments or to enhance singing ability through private lessons from professional musicians ... For more information click here and to register click here. Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb (386-672-1821,

Counseling — see Biblical Guidance

Crisis Center Support — Leading Bible studies with people in detox and people who have been Baker-acted ... Ministry Leader: in search of new ministry leader ... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo

Crossroads Young Adults — meeting needs of college-age singles and young marrieds into their 30’s ... Ministry Leader: Heyward Evans (386- 843-3593, ...

Deacons — servant leaders -- assist with pastoral duties (administer communion, minister to widows & orphans, administer the church’s benevolence funds) ... Ministry Leader: Mike Mergener  ... Elder Adviser: Scott Menez

Discipleship Training Program (DTP) — advanced Scriptural studies in sanctification ... Ministry Leaders: DTP 1 Men—Brian Giaquinto (386-672- 1821,; DTP 2 Men/Women & Elder Adviser: Scott Menez (386-672-1821,

Elders — overseers of the church ... includes vocational pastors and laymen affirmed by the church ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Brian Giaquinto (386-672-1821,

Facilities — oversight for preparation of events and the maintenance of church properties ... Ministry Leader: Gabriel Martinez (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Fall Fellowship — church-wide event in the fall for members and guests (all ages) ... Ministry Leader: Cindy and John Carswell... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo

First Impressions — intentionally making people feel welcome on the Riverbend campus ... includes Welcome Center, Greeters, Guest Welcome, etc ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo (386-672- 1821,

Fellowship Supper — Wednesday evening meal: 4:30-6 p.m. ... Ministry Leader: Gabriel Martinez (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Food Services — prepares meals for church activities ... Ministry Leader: Gabriel Martinez (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Greeters — provides “welcome” atmosphere for guests—from parking lot into a seat ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo (386-672- 1821,

Growing in Christ — special Bible Fellowship Group designed for guests, new members and others desiring to mature in the faith ...Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser:: Bobby Caliendo (386-672-1821, bobby@

Guest Welcome — greets guests in designated area after Sunday Morning Worship ... sets up guest appointments with pastors ... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo.

Hands of Grace — group of senior ladies who engage monthly in a special time of fellowship and worship ... Ministry Leaders: Linda DeBord (407-334-7539, & Kathy Lee (386-254-3463, ... Elder Adviser: Scott Menez

His Vision — recording church events by photo ... supplying them for use on social media & in church publications ... Ministry Leader: Emily Brower (386-852-7726, ... Elder Adviser: Jerry Schaeffer

Hostess — coordinates church-wide social events such as banquets and receptions ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Interns — ten-week program for summer ministry interns ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: call the church office for more info 

In His Image — periodic women’s Bible study on reflecting God’s image ... Ministry Leader: Valerie Brown (386-295-2457 or 

Kingdom Corner — children’s ministries -- coordinates the calender of events for the children’s programs and Bible Fellowship Groups on Sun- day mornings ... plans activities, such as TAG, Baby Dedication, Summer Kids Club, etc. ... Ministry Leader: Rachel Mergener (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo

Life Seminars —periodic series of courses providing Biblical insights on life issues ... taught on Sundays during Bible Fellowship Group time ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Jason Karr (386-672-1821, jason@

Lost & Found — attempts to re-connect an item lost in the church with its owner ... Ministry Leader: Kim Cox (386-274-5002, bhgfhg5pts@gmail. com) ... Elder Adviser: Brian Giaquinto

Membership — holds periodic church informational meetings for prospective members ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Jerry Schaeffer (386-672-1821,

Missions — see Above & Beyond

One Voice: Kid’s Praise Club — music instruction and training for children ... teaches them to sing, read & perform music for God’s glory ... Ministry Leaders: Praise 2 Him (ages 4-5): Rebecca Dittman (386-341-7631, ... His Kids (Grades 1-3): Andrea Giaquinto (772-979-3034, ... Made for Praise (Grades 4-5): Susan Black (386-316-8949, ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Nursery & Preschool — child care provided by volunteers (VIPs) for all regularly scheduled Sunday morning and Wednesday evening worship services ... for bed babies through age four ... Ministry Leader: Rachel Mergener (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo

Outreach — coordinated efforts to reach people of the community with the Gospel ... includes visiting guests, special events, overseeing collection and distribution of food/gifts for holidays ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo (386-672-1821, bobby@riverbendchurch. com)

Persevering Saints — provides spiritual encouragement, fellowship and ministry support for senior adults (age 60-up) ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Jerry Schaeffer (386-672-1821,

PIN (Persons in Need) — providing for physical needs, as well as spiritual needs, of people going through difficult times ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo (386-672-1821, bobby@riverbendchurch. com)

Praise Team — worship leaders for Riverbend services ... Ministry Leader: Heyward Evans (386-843-3593, ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Prayer — provides direction and support for intercessors ... includes regular & special prayer times ... 

Publications — gets the Riverbend word out ... includes newsletters, bulletins, advertising, electronic publications, etc. ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Jerry Schaeffer (386-672-1821,

Reaching Out — spiritual care for those unable to attend worship services, especially at assisted living facilities ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo (386-672-1821,

Recreation — organized sports and other fun-type activities ... includes basketball, softball, etc) ... Ministry Leaders & Staff Advisers: Heyward Evans (386-843-3593, and Bobby Caliendo

Riverbend Academy — Christ-centered classical Christian school which teaches preschool through 12th grade ... Elder Adviser: Jason Karr

Riverbend Homeschool Co-op -- Homeschool Co-op for grades K-12 that meets on campus every-other Friday from September thru May...Elder Adviser: Jason Karr

Rooted in Christ —group which oversees the flower beds and other landscape areas of church property ... Ministry Leader: Alex Pierce (385- 864-0228, ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Safety Team — provides security at the church during worship services and other events ... Ministry Leader: David Dorner (757-604-8650, ... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo

Sarah’s Circle — ladies group which supports other ministries ... meets monthly, usually around a meal ... Ministry Leader: Linda Giovanni (386- 299-4655, ... Elder Adviser: Gary Giovanni

Social Media — provides information about Riverbend on the world- wide web ... includes website and other social outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter Instagram, etc. ... Ministry Leader: Shayna Mills (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Jerry Schaeffer

TAG (Truth & Grace Club) — theological training for children (age 3 through 5th grade) through catechism questions, answers and Scripture memory ... Ministry Leader: Rachel Mergener (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Bobby Caliendo

Tech Ministry — provides technical expertise in sound, lighting and multimedia for worship and special events ... Ministry Leader: Troy Dittman (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb

Titus 2 — oversight for all the women’s ministries ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser:

Vacation Bible School — a one-week summer Bible-training time for children ... Ministry Leaders: Josh Brown (386-672-1821,, 

WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers)
weekly Bible study and worship at Vince Carter Sanctuary at Bunnell ... Ministry Leaders: Kay Moody (386-383-3828, & Bonnie Harris (386-589-3512, Elder Adviser: Josh Brown

Worship Choir & Orchestra — leading in and promoting praise and worship during church services and group events ... Ministry Leader & Elder Adviser: Rick Cobb (386-672-1821,

Youth — extensive program of activities for youth (grades 6-12), with almost daily happenings to choose from ... Ministry Leader: Aaron Johnsen (386-672-1821, ... Elder Adviser: Josh Brown