Brian Gordon

Senior Pastor


Brian has been the Senior Pastor of Riverside since January of 2007.  Brian is a native Salemite, who attended Salem schools and graduated from Salem High.  After graduating from John Wesley College in High Point, NC he pastored in Greensboro, NC for 7 years before coming home to Salem.  His passions are outreach, drama, and preaching and teaching in a relevant and understandable way.  He loves to use drama, the occasional magic trick, or a costume to make his point.


Beth Gordon

Children's Ministry Director


Beth is passionate about helping kids understand God loves them and has BIG plans for their lives.  For as long as she can remember she wanted to be a teacher, and doesn’t really remember a time when she wasn’t teaching or volunteering at church in some way.  She holds a BA in elementary and special education from Elon University, and a Masters in student services from Liberty University.  She is a teacher for Roanoke City Schools.  When she’s not teaching she enjoys spending time with family or watching a good Hallmark movie.

Leila Booth

Executive Assistant


Seth booth

Communication Specialist


Seth and Leila Booth joined our staff at the beginning of 2020. Seth serves as Communications Specialist while Leila does most of her work in the office serving as Executive Assistant.


Jeff Clinevell



Jeff has been on staff at Riverside since September of 2012, first as Youth Pastor, and most recently as associate pastor.  Jeff works to mobilize volunteers, encourages community involvement, and visitions nursing homes and those who are homebound.  Jeff is married to Spring and together they have 3 children.


Rhonda shell

youth director


Rhonda joined the staff of Riverside in September of 2018, but she was involved with youth for several years before that.  She and her husband, Dwayne, bring a strong desire to make disciples.  They are passionate to help our youth know Christ, and know how to share their faith with those around them.

Board of Stewards

Mike Martin - Chair

Russ Doolittle - Vice-Chair
DJ Preast, Susan Mini, Sandra Butler, David Edgell, Jonathan Maxwell, Jim Helvey

Sunday School
Howie McKinney

Avery & Tammy Blankenship

Wednesday Night Preschool Ministries
Destiny Booth

Wednesday Night & Elementary School Ministries
Beth Gordon

Spry Spirits Senior Adult Ministry
Brenda McDaniel

Destiny Casey

Children's Outreach
Velda LaPrade

Charlie & Joann Moore

Helping Hands
Sandra Butler

Mark Waldron

Donna Waldron, Seth Booth, Mel Kirby, Jake Lauer

Barbara Overstreet, Shirley Thompson, and Dendra Edgell