Meet Our Staff & Ministry Leaders
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. She wears many hats. She is the secretary, she plays the piano, she directs the choir, she helps coordinate the praise team, she schedules all the special music... and the list goes on. Barbara can always be found around the church volunteering in one capacity or another. We are blessed to have her.
Jeff Clinevell - Director of Youth Ministries
Jeff has been on staff at Riverside since September of 2012 and has worked in various management positions in the business world. As a football, baseball and basketball coach he has had the opportunity to be a mentor to many young men. He is passionate about reaching young men and women, boys and girls for Christ; especially young men who do not have a father figure at home. Jeff oversees Fireproof Student Ministries, which encompasses middle school, high school and college and career.
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
Jake Lauer, Katie Reed, Dwayne Shell
Sandra Butler, DJ Preast, Russ Doolittle
Kourtney Moles, Destiny Casey, Howie McKinney
Avery & Tammy Blankenship
Wednesday Night Preschool Ministries
Wednesday Night & Elementary School Ministries
Spry Spirits Senior Adult Ministry
Charlie & Joann Moore
Donna Waldron, Sam Casey, Mel Kirby, DJ Preast, Stan Davis
Martha Harth, Ruby Maxwell and Pearl Harrison