WHO WE ARE
Rivergate Church was founded as an Assembly of God fellowship in the 1940’s in Houston, TX. In 1960, a church-planting team founded a second campus here in Bryan, TX. Over the decades, the members of the church continually hungered for powerful moves of the Holy Spirit. Salvations, baptisms, deliverances, miracles, and signs and wonders have been a regular experience. We changed our name to Rivergate Church in 2012 to reflect a more contemporary style of ministry and in 2015 peaceably left the Assemblies of God in a spirit of honor to become a non-denominational church. Through the years, Rivergate has always been a vibrant and joyful member of the body of Christ at large in the Brazos Valley, actively spreading the love of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ by supporting and participating in local ministries throughout our community. We remain committed to pressing into the supernatural presence of God, which empowers us to reflect His glory and reach unchurched families and college students in the region with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is God’s revelation to humanity; the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12).
Our Creator and King eternally exists as one God in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-3).
The Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus, who being fully God and fully man became the substitute. He allowed himself to be overcome by the full force of Satan’s violence on the cross. After being buried, He was bodily resurrected on the third day. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:7; Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20, 24:1-53; Romans 4:25; 5:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-57).
The present-day work of the Holy Spirit not only seals and cleanses, but it also empowers the Church. Believers are invited to experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit along with a multiplicity of other spiritual gifts. (Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 4:30; Romans 8:11; 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 12:1-11; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 2:3-4).
Humanity was formed in God’s image to reflect His authority and purposes in the earth (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7; Psalm 8:4-8; 115:16). Nevertheless, creation rebelled against the creator (Genesis 3:1-24). Sin not only opened the door to evil, it created a separation from God that is impossible for man to overcome (Romans 5:12-14; Ephesians 2:3).
The Kingdom of God came in the ministry of the Messiah. It continues to come in the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the Church, and will be consummated at the literal, physical return of Jesus (Isaiah 9:7-8; Matthew 10:7-8; Mark 1:14-15; Luke 11:20; Romans 5:17; 2 Timothy 2:11-12) At the final judgment, God will resurrect the righteous and transform all of creation (Romans 2:4-10; 1 Corinthians 15:26; Philippians 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Satan and all who have rejected God’s love will be cast into the lake of fire (Matthew 13:41; John 12:31; Revelation 19:20-21; 20:10,14). Everything within all the cosmos will be made new (2 Corinthians 5:17; Hebrews 12:27; Revelation 21:5).
We believe in the resurrection of believers into everlasting life and blessing in Heaven and the resurrection of unbelievers into everlasting punishment in the torments of Hell. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thess. 1:9; Rev. 20:10-15; John 5:28-29; 1 Cor.15:51-52)
RETURN OF JESUS
We believe in the personal, literal and bodily return of Jesus Christ in power and glory as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (1 Thess. 4:13-18; Zech. 14:5; Matt. 24:27, 30; Rev.1:7; Rev. 19:11-14; Rev. 20:1-6)
The Church is a vibrant community of believers who actively worship, pray, and fellowship as they apply the Bible to their lives. They are a unique channel of God’s initiatives here on earth. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 4:11-16; 12:13, 27-28; 14:12; Ephesians 2:19-22).