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Dr. Greg Gifford


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To our Riverdale Baptist Church family,

We are overjoyed and grateful to God to be able to announce that at the special congregational meeting on Sunday afternoon (April 22, 2018), the members of Riverdale Baptist Church (RBC) voted to extend a call to Dr. Greg P. Gifford as our new Pastor, which he has accepted. We believe God is calling Dr. Gifford to RBC because his gifts fit the needs of our congregation.  Briefly, Dr. Gifford is:

  • a Christ-centered pastor whose love for God resonates through his life and his sermons
  • a gifted preacher who shares Biblical truths and weaves in stories and humor to create engaging messages that impact our daily lives
  • a strong leader who can effectively manage a wide variety of ministries and viewpoints and who will cast a vision for the future
  • a dynamic teacher and mentor who inspires people to a deeper level of discipleship
  • a personable and approachable pastor who connects with people of all generations

Dr. Gifford and his wife, Carol, will be transitioning out of their ministry support roles at their current fellowship, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, OH, and we anticipate their arrival here sometime between the end of May and the first half of June.  Dr Gifford (along with Carol) will also be here to preach on Mother’s Day (May 13, 2018).

We give all glory and praise to God for all He has done and will continue to do within our congregation.  We are extremely excited about this next chapter in the story of Riverdale Baptist Church and looking forward to the entire congregation getting to know Dr. Gifford as we have during our previous and more recent interactions with him.

In Christ,

Your Pulpit Committee

Jeremiah 3:15  “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.”