Riverstone is dedicated to loving people, introducing them to Jesus, and encouraging them to know Him better.
As a young church in the Manchester area, we are casting vision, dreaming about the future, and recognizing that God has called us to be part of His plan for the area.
Sunday mornings we gather for worship and a message from God's Word. Our style is informal but the music and message are intended to bring glory to God and inspire us to love him and each other more. Kids are welcome at Riverstone (in fact, watch a recent message and you'll probably hear some of our youngest attenders quite a bit!). We also have the option for toddlers and children to go to another room for a Bible story and time with their peers.
We are not part of a denomination. Not all denominations are bad, but as we started Riverstone, it was important to realize we are a local church, part of the larger worldwide Church, without denominational bureaucracy, politics, and financial obligations. This allows us to use our funds for ministry and outreach rather than denominational oversight. Biblical fidelity is imperative and we stay true to God's Word while sharing in ministry opportunities with other churches.
Have a question about our church? Our pastor would be happy to talk with you.
Dave grew up in Central PA (Halifax, Linglestown, Dillsburg, and York) before attending Penn State University to major in elementary education. During a study abroad experience in Sweden, he realized God was calling him to the ministry. Following a year as a substitute teacher, he enrolled in the Master of Theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX, and graduated in 2016.
Dave and Laura have been married since July 2015. Laura is an elementary school teacher for Central York School District. They have two children, Colson and Abigail, and are enjoying learning the ins and outs of parenting!
Sports Team: Penn State Nittany Lions and Dallas Cowboys
Free Time: Playing with our kids, mowing the grass, enjoying the outdoors (especially in the mountains)
Favorite Book: Grace Awakening by Chuck Swindoll
Favorite Foods: Ribs, Burgers, and Laura's Rhubarb Coffee Cake