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About us

We are a contemporary expression of church on the east side of London, serving the Dagenham community and beyond since 1927!

We are intentionally multigenerational and intercultural with over 40 nationalities calling our church family home. Whether you are visiting, wanting to find out more or looking for a local church, a warm welcome awaits you.

 

Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) are responsible for providing direction, spiritual oversight and cultivating a healthy church environment. They are assisted by the wider Leadership Team members in areas of planning and ministry

Ade Ayoko

Associate Pastor & SLT

Married to Hanh

Ade's favourite biscuits is ANZAC biscuits, he supports Manchester United FC and his favourite Bible verse is Ephesians 3:20.

Reg Awoliyi

Youth and Students Pastor

Married to Sheree

Reg's favourite food is burgers, he supports Liverpool FC and his favourite bible verse is Romans 5:8.

Abby Dada

Kids Pastor

Married to Toluwa

Abby's favourite dessert is a chocolate brownie ice-cream sundae, she loves watching 'This is Us' and her favourite bible verse is Psalm 5:3.

In addition, our Board of Directors is responsible for financial governance and management, legalities, safeguarding and health & safety. We are affiliated to Assemblies of God GB

Gowan Wheeler

Lead Pastor & SLT

Married to Sarah

Martin Overare

SLT

Married to Dilly

Martin's favourite food is a steak (prime rib) & fried beans, he loves watching basketball and his favourite bible verse is Psalm 119:105.

Martin Smith

Associate Pastor & SLT

Married to Sandra

Martin's favourite cake is chocolate cake, he supports Middlesbrough FC and his favourite bible verse is Hebrews 10:35-36.

 

Our Core Values 

We are...

Empowering

We equip and release people into their calling. 

Full of Faith

We expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.

Generous

We look for the opportunities to give and not withhold our love, encouragement and possessions.

Passionate

We don’t have to, we get to! If it's worth doing, let’s do it with all of our hearts!

Relational

We journey life together as God’s multigenerational, intercultural family.

We Believe 

The entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our faith and conduct and it is applicable to our everyday lives.

In one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Saviour of the world.

Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. We believe Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.

Water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues and in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

In the regular taking of Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross.

Every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God's Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.

As children of God, we are overcomers and more than conquerors and God intends for each of us to experience the abundant life He has in store for us.

 

About us

We are a contemporary expression of church on the east side of London, serving the Dagenham community and beyond since 1927!

London Riverside Church

Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham

RM9 5PT

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