CHURCHES // SOUTH CAROLINA
Riverbend Community Church
OUR LOCAL PASTORS
Riverbend Community Church is a non-denominational evangelical church in Lexington, SC. There are three primary distinctives of our vision at RCC: plurality of leadership, Home Group-based ministry, and an intentional strategy for multiplication locally, regionally, and globally.
Plurality of leadership means we practice team leadership at every level of our church ministry including elders, deacons, Home Groups leaders and ministry leaders. This way Jesus Christ is glorified as the literal head of the church and all people are able to serve using their spiritual gifts, passion and calling.
Home Group-based ministry means that while we gather weekly to celebrate what God is doing in our lives, we recognize that to truly grow in our faith and live out Christian community, we must focus on smaller gatherings that promote strong interpersonal relationships.
Intentional strategy for multiplcation means we are intentional in our desire to help fulfill Christ's Great Commission by helping plant churches in our city, in the southeastern US, and around the world.
WHERE TO FIND US
Riverbend meets on Sunday mornings at 9 & 11 a.m. at our church campus in Lexington, SC. We also offer homegroups throughout the week in and around the Lexington area.
Artie and his wife, Deb, have been a part of Riverbend since 1987, when they were married. The Brickles have three grown sons, who have grown up serving and fellowshipping in the church.
Born and raised in Sumter, S.C., Jason came to know the Lord at age 19 at a youth crusade. Jason and his wife, Becky, have three biological children and two adopted daughters.
Mike grew up in a Christian home in the lowcountry of South Carolina. He and his wife, Lynda, married in 1969. The Bledsoes have two married children and five granddaughters.
Address: 1015 Corley Mill Road
Lexington, SC, 29072
Trained as an architect, but a lifelong musician, Randy is blessed to be able to pursue his two professional passions: music and design. He and his wife met at chapel at Mississippi State. They have three children.
Robbie is a native South Carolinian and helped to start Riverbend in the 1980s. He and his wife, Criss, were the church's first full-time missionaries, serving in Ukraine for 10 years. The McAlisters have three grown sons.