About


riverside_new_buildingchristmas_candlesThank you for visiting us on the web. Riverside Baptist Church is a Christ-centered, interracial and inclusive community of faith. We are warm, engaged, thoughtful and do our best to integrate our hearts and our minds as we journey in faith. We would be honored to have you visit us. We currently worship in the auditorium of Jefferson Academy Middle School across the street from our former building, as we build a new church.Thank you for visiting us on the web. Riverside Baptist Church is a Christ-centered, interracial and inclusive community of faith. We are warm, engaged, thoughtful and do our best to integrate our hearts and our minds as we journey in faith. We would be honored to have you visit us. We currently worship in the auditorium of Jefferson Academy Middle School across the street from our former building, as we build a new church.

Riverside is an oasis of peace and renewal in the city. We aren’t overly programmed, but we do engage our world through significant ministry. We enter the sanctuary primarily on Sundays and when we do, we sit beneath the shade of a tree, crank down the bucket into the well and drink deeply. Then we fill our canteens and head back out into the world, refreshed and empowered to live for Christ.

We insist on welcoming persons into our church. The barriers and boundaries that get placed in front us every other day of the week are removed here. Young and old, Black and White, Gay and Straight, Male and Female–we are one race here, the Human race. If you are looking for a place to worship freely; a place where Christ is the center and you don’t have to hang up your mind along with your coat in order to worship, then come and visit us. We just might be the home you’ve been looking for. Riverside is associated nationally with The Alliance of Baptists and locally with the DC Baptist Convention. We are also affiliated with The American Baptist Churches, USA and The Association of Welcoming and Affirming  Baptists.  We look forward to seeing you. Peace to you and all whom you love.

Our contact information:

C/O The Wharf  680 Water St., SW, Washington DC 20024.  office: 202-554-4330, email: RSBC@RiversideDC.org