Beloved describes the women’s ministries at Riverlife Baptist Church that facilitates authentic connections, friendship & growth. Our passion is to “call out the gold” in women of all ages, cultures & backgrounds. We desire to seek the heart of God & to change our culture as we dig deep into intimacy with Him. We are His. We are unique. We are strong. We are Beloved.
The ultimate youth community for high schoolers in year 7-12! Age based programs on Fridays during the term plus events, camps, school activities and more. Join with over 100 youth who gather every week!
A safe place to receive prayer-centred, life giving and personal ministry. At the LifeCentre we partner with God to identify lies, remove filters, and heal your heart of the scars a fallen world brings you. Follow the link for bookings.
“My vision is to see generation after generation passionately pursuing God’s manifest presence and being filled with a desire to unleash unprecedented levels of compassion to the world.” You might say I was born and bred in this church… well nearly. I grew up here from my pre-teen years, but if you happened to be […]
Mark Hodgson is the Riverlife Administrator. Mark joined the Riverlife staff team in February 2008 and is enjoying the challenges presented in his role as Administrator. He is married to Louise and has three children — Laura, Jacob and Daniel.
“I want kids to understand that Jesus is not just a ‘Sunday God’, but a Saviour who is passionate about them.” I remember the first time I led at Kids Church. I was 16 years old and very excited to be teaching a Grade 3 class. I had all my materials prepared and I was […]
“I love seeing people encountering Jesus for who He is and having their lives changed for the better.” Here are some quick things to know about me… I love seeing people’s lives change when they meet Jesus. I am passionate about worship. I love my wife Paula and our fur-baby Koda. And I’m a really […]
“I long to see people discover that God loves them and likes them, and they bring something of worth and importance to the world.” If you told my 13-year-old self I’d be a pastor one day… I don’t think I’d believe you. I’ve been coming to this church since I was born, but honestly, I […]
“I love seeing a church filled with excited, hungry and expectant people who are ready to worship and encounter our living God.” When I first started working at our church over 20 years ago, things were very different. I’d been volunteering in worship for many years, but I was faced with a decision… would I […]
“I am passionate about seeing mission as a lifestyle, and not a mission trip once a year.” If there’s one word that sums up my life, it’s probably ‘obedience’. If I hear God giving me a clear word, I follow it… whatever the cost. When my parents disowned me for being a pastor, I followed […]
“I dream of a time when all Christians sense the heartbeat to ‘go’ – to share the good news of God’s reign, wherever they are!” My main passions in life are Jesus, burritos, and puppies (though not all equally). I was 17 years old when I felt like God opened my eyes to what the […]
“I am passionate about seeing the Kingdom grow as people grow in their faith.” I’ve been coming to our church since I was 14 years old, back when we used to meet in a small hall. Over the years, I feel like I’ve been part of pretty much every ministry in our church. I was […]
“I love seeing people develop and grow, both spiritually and mentally.” I’m known around here as ‘that Scottish woman’. It’s taken everyone about a year, but I’d say most people now understand my accent… kind of. I became a Christian when I was 19 years old after a friend shared the gospel with me over […]
“I long to draw closer to God and experience fresh peace from Him every day.” Sometimes in life, we can be afraid to walk through the doors of opportunity that appear before us. That’s what it was like when God invited me to become a pastor at our church. It’s amazing what happens when you […]
“I am passionate about seeing people saved, healed, set free and empowered to live a joyous life.” It sounds funny to say this, but one of the best pieces of advice I ever got was this: “If you can do anything in the world other than be a pastor, and still feel fulfilled, then go […]
“I am passionate about my relationship with God, the local church, and the development of Christian leadership.” I served as our church’s Senior Pastor for 23 years, from January 1989 to July 2012… and what a ride that was! I had the privilege of leading our church as it transitioned from a mid-sized single-pastor conservative […]