The initial movement for River City Church was birthed out of a community tragedy in 2012, when a dearly loved local pastor and his wife were both killed in a single car accident. As the community reeled, God began to birth a vision in us to see the gospel be the salve needed to heal the pain and despair that had taken hold. In the years that followed, after starting several community groups, the vision for a church began to take shape. Summer 2018, we started meeting as a preview team doing monthly services as we build our core team and hammer out specifics. Our desire is to be ambassadors for the glory of God and the supremacy of Christ in Riverside, Iowa, through hospitality and community involvement. Our target city is small and rural, roughly 1000 people, but it is positioned to be a beacon of light for the gospel in Southeast Iowa.