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.

Barbara Overstreet

Secretary & Choir Director

Barbara has been on staff at Riverside since 1991.  Over the years a lot has changed at Riverside and Barbara has changed right along with it.  She manages the office and organizes the Praise Team and music ministries at Riverside.


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.


Dawn Kirby - Director of Children's Ministries
Dawn joined the leadership team at Riverside at the end of 2012.  Dawn has a passion for children.  She brings great organizational and administrative skills to the position.  In her short time as Director of Children's Ministries she has overseen the consolidation of children's ministries, the implementation of new safety measures to insure the well-being of our children while they are with us and the development of new ministries.  We are truly blessed to have her at Riverside.

Board of Stewards
Katie Reed, Dwayne Shell, Mike Martin
Sandra Butler, DJ Preast, Russ Doolittle
Howie McKinney, Vickie Sword, Jerry Bobo

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, Sam Casey, Mel Kirby, DJ Preast, Stan Davis

Martha Harth, Ruby Maxwell and Pearl Harrison