About Riverside Ministries
Welcome to Riverside Ministries, two vibrant community churches united under the leadership of Pastor Walt Pietschmann. We are two distinct congregations that share a common mission to love God, serve others, and make a positive impact in our communities.
Bethesda United Presbyterian Church is a dynamic community where people from all walks of life come together to experience the transforming power of God's love. Our church is known for its passionate worship, relevant teaching, and a strong sense of community. We gather each week to lift our voices in praise, dive deep into the Word of God, and engage in heartfelt prayer. At Bethesda, you will find a supportive and welcoming family where you can grow spiritually and develop meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.
Olivet United Presbyterian Church is a vibrant and inclusive congregation that embraces diversity and celebrates the unique gifts of each individual. We believe in creating an atmosphere where people can encounter God's presence and experience His love in a tangible way. Our services are characterized by inspiring worship, thought-provoking sermons, and a spirit of authenticity. At Olivet, we value authentic relationships and prioritize connecting with one another through small groups, fellowship events, and serving opportunities. We are passionate about equipping believers to live out their faith boldly and impact their spheres of influence for the better.
Though Bethesda and Olivet are distinct communities, we share the same pastor who lovingly shepherds both congregations. Pastor Walt is a compassionate leader with a deep commitment to God's Word and a heart for ministry. With wisdom and passion, Pastor Walt consistently delivers dynamic sermons that inspire, challenge, and equip believers to live out their faith authentically. Through his leadership, both churches are empowered to grow in their relationship with God and impact their communities for Christ.
Beyond our Sunday gatherings, both Bethesda and Olivet are actively engaged in outreach initiatives, striving to make a tangible difference in the lives of those around us. We believe that faith without action is incomplete, and therefore, we partner with local organizations, participate in community service projects, and support missions both locally and globally. Our desire is to reflect God's love by serving others and meeting the practical needs of those in our communities.
Whether you're seeking a community of believers to grow spiritually, meaningful connections with others, or an opportunity to make a difference, we invite you to join us at Bethesda and Olivet. Together, we can pursue God's purposes, impact lives, and experience the joy of being part of a family united in faith and love.