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Hello brothers and sisters, this is Pastor Hewlett. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Riverview will be closed until further notice. However, we will be reviewing the status of our closing regularly, and based on the current situation in our country, our closing could extend well pass the month of April. With the coming of this virus we are navigating in uncharted waters, but we will get through this because God is with us. I know that's true because I know God, and God has already shown us that God has us covered. None of us is in this alone. That's why we will keep in touch with you through various means of acceptable contact, such as phone calls, conference calls, live streaming and other means of communication. 

We will continue to be the Church, and we will continue to be the Riverview family. Our Sunday morning church service, Sunday school, Bible study and ministry meetings will continue the same way, through live streaming and conference calls, at the regularly scheduled times. Our prayer line is open and you can call in from 1-1:30, if you need prayer. Please continue to support Riverview by way of your monetary giving. The church office will be open for your convenience, and you can mail your tithes and offerings to 2604 Idlewood Avenue, Richmond, 23220, or drop them in the mail slot in the door, or you can use the Givelify app. If you have not downloaded the app yet, please go to the Playstore on your smartphone and you can do so there. Let us continue to pray together and God will see us through all things. God bless us and keep us all till we meet again at Riverview.  


Stewardship  MOMENT

 "The gift without the giver is rare.."

James Russell Lowell


The mission of Riverview Baptist Church is to become a loving, evangelistic church that seeks to glorify God through Worship, Ministry, Christian Education, Missions, Fellowship and Stewardship.

How We Live

We are passionate about offering the  neighborhood as demonstrating God's love to others. Whether personally or online. 


Last Updated 6/14/2020

Anniversary Service - The Riverview Sensational Seniors will celebrate their 45th Anniversary on Wednesday, September 25, at
11:00 a.m.

Guest - The Soul Seekers, Mechanicsville, VA, in concert. Please join us for a spirited celebration.

                                                                                                                                                    Larry Giles and James Reed - Anniversary Co-Chairs

Prove the Tithe Sunday is observed every first and third Sundays.

Need Prayer - Use the prayer request cards in the back of the pews and place your request in the prayer request box in the
vestibule. In times like these remember, God is able!

                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Prayer Partner Ministry

Prayer Line- Monday- thru Saturday - 1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. The number is (515) 606-5187. Access Code - 572890

Vera T. Johnson Food Bank/Community Outreach

The Missionary Ministry will work to support FeedMore. The Ministry will be collecting specific food items each month. Food items needed for the month of February Healthy Snacks (Fruit Cups, Raisins, and Granola Bars). All Items will be donated to FeedMore with the Riverview Baptist Church Vera T. Johnson Food Bank as the donating organization. Help someone in need. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Missionary Ministry


Stewardship Ministry will focus on all 5-elements of stewardship this year: Time, Talent, Tissue, Natural Resources and Treasure.
Presently, in addition to Treasure, we encourage Recycling, an aspect of Natural Resources. Let's Get Started ... ... . Recycle! Recycle! Recycle!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Stewardship Ministry

Our 2020 ADOPT-A-PEW/Homecoming March will be on the first and third Sundays of each month, effective January 6 (excluding
March and June as a result of Women's and Men's/Father's Day. This is an attempt to lessen the possible stress of reaching the
requested goal of $100.00 per member by September 15. The ADOPT-A-PEW RALLY is an effort to help achieve our Annual
Budget. Envelopes are in the back of the church pews. If you need additional envelopes, please contact an usher. You may use
the Homecoming envelope included with your regular envelopes, if you desire.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stewardship Ministry

Pew AS will sponsor a Car Wash on Saturday, September 21 , from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.at the Exxon Service Station on Arthur Ashe Boulevard and W. Broad St. You may have your car washed for $10.00, vacuumed for $10.00 and waxed for $10.00. Fish Dinners will also be on sale - $10:00, Cheese Cakes (large $8.00, small $5.00). Proceeds to benefit Adopt-A- Pew.


Today is the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. (Pentecost is dedicate to the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the
fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Christ. The color is GREEN. Green symbolizes the renewal of vegetation and generally of living things and the promise of new life.

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Save the Date

Let us gather together and ask the Lord's Blessings: Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. Pre-Homecoming/Revival Ministry Prayer
Breakfast; Special guests. Sign-up sheets in the vestibule and on the table near the office.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Prayer Partner Ministry

Office Hours

Welcome to Riverview

Riverview Baptist Church

2604 Idlewood Avenue, Richmond VA 23220

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Hewlett

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Lynn Hewlett is a native of Chester, Virginia. He is the fifth of seven children born to Dorothy and the late Walter Hewlett. He received his early education in the Chesterfield County, Public School System.

At the age of eighteen, after graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. This was a difficult decision; however, God used this experience to challenge his drive and redirect his focus. Upon being honorably discharged from the military, he began his freshman year as a student at Virginia State College in Petersburg. He decided that he would major in political science and strive to become a lawyer. While there, he served as president of the Pre-Law Society, member of the Association of Political Scientists and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society.

In 1978, during his junior year, he married his childhood sweetheart, the former Linda Jean "Jeannie" Webster. He was licensed to preach on January 7, 1979 at First Baptist Church in Bermuda Hundred, Virginia where he served as youth minister for a short time.

In 1982, Rev. Hewlett graduated from Virginia State with honors, receiving a B.A. Degree in Political Science. In the fall of that same year, he entered The Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston and served as president of the first year class.

He is a man who believes that preparation is essential. After completing his first year of law school, he left law school and enrolled in the Virginia Union University's School of Theology, Richmond, Virginia. In 1987, graduating with honors, he received his Master of Divinity Degree, specializing in Religion, Theology, Pastoral Counseling, Christian Education and Church Administration. Upon completion of his Divinity Degree, he returned to law school. Rev. Hewlett completed his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Southern University in 1990. In 1991, he opened his first law office in Petersburg and later moved to Hopewell, Virginia where he presently maintains his practice.

Rev. Stephen Hewlett has served as Associate Minister in the following churches; Union Grove Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia; Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Houston, Texas; and Second Baptist Church, Chester, Virginia. He is the former pastor of Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Varina, Virginia. He was installed as the eighth pastor of Riverview Baptist Church on April 13, 2003.
Pastor Hewlett is a family man. He and Mrs. Hewlett are the proud parents of four children and eight grandchildren.

Need a Ride?

If you need a ride to church please call the office at 804-353-6135 no later than Thursday of the week.