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Are you looking for community? Do you desire to see families restored and children raised up in love, truth, and dignity? Do you long for an authentic relationship with the living God? If so, we welcome you to join us at Riverside Community Church where we are whole heartedly pursuing these things and have seen incredible growth in doing so. We have a deep longing to see people transformed, children equipped, and families thriving. If you are looking to find “home”, you have come to the right place!

At Riverside Church we believe that God has a purpose for every person in every season.

Whether you like church or not, whether you went to church as a kid and haven’t been back since, or even if you have gone to church your whole life and still find your spiritual life lacking, you are welcome at Riverside.

About Riverside

Riverside Community Church building

Riverside Community Church…

formerly Frankford Gospel Tabernacle, has been a faithful presence in Frankford, Ontario for over 75 years. Though we were once a small church whose future was unclear, we have become a hub for community, discipleship, and mission. This incredible shift began when Pastors Dave and Sue Andrews joined our church body to breathe new life back into our fading church. Our quaint church in this little town is a great example of God’s incredible ability to resurrect what seems dead or lost, and has continued to display the importance of perserverance, love, vision, and family.

David and Susan Andrews

David and Susan Andrews…

have been pastoring in Ontario for over 35 years. They carry a call to see the church become healthy and whole in body, soul and spirit. Their commitment to honouring the Holy Spirit, worshipping Jesus, and loving their church family with wisdom, sincerity, and good deeds, has created a space for all to feel welcome.  “Our heart is to see people come to know Jesus personally and to experience the freedom to live healthy, whole and effective lives.”

Get Involved

Sunday Morning

In-Person at 10:30 or join us online on our YouTube Channel: Riverside Community Church Frankford

Join us on Sundays as we gather together to worship and listen to messages that inspire our walk with God and help us to connect with others.

Kids Church is also available each Sunday.

Church For Kids

Under Pastor Sue’s leadership, our Kids Church has been bursting at the seams as we have begun to welcome more and more children to Riverside’s growing family. We believe this is because the kid’s church leadership has a unified goal of building strong, spirit empowered, and passionate followers of Jesus in a fun and welcoming environment.

Children stay with the adults to begin each Sunday for a time of family worship, where the first song always includes an invitation for the kids to come up and worship at the front with instruments, streamers, and other fun things! At the end of worship, the children are invited to the lower Kids Auditorium where they will enjoy interactive and truth-filled activities, teachings, and small group times.

We also have “Open Sessions” the first Sunday of each month where the kids will enjoy their own Spirit-filled worship time, a special message catered to them, and a time for prayer and response!

Cleansing Stream

Led by Pastors Dave and Sue, ‘Cleansing Stream’ is a weekly discipleship journey of discovering how to live a new creation life by learning to hear God’s voice, learning how to walk daily with him, and learning how to overcome the lies and bondages that hold us back.

We HIGHLY encourage everyone to take this course, and if you’re up to it, even twice!

Cleansing Stream is offered as a home group, and each season has different days and locations. Email for details:

Ladies Bible Study

“Women Who Know How to Love”

Led by Pastor Julia Walda

This is a weekly opportunity for ladies to gather together to enjoy connecting over coffee and light snacks as we grow deeper in the love of Christ and are strengthened by God’s word.

Wednesdays mornings at 10:00 – 11:30 at the church.


Do you desire to find freedom from shame, insecurities, condemnation, sin, and a lack of love? Then ‘ROOTED’ is for you!

In this course, New Life Pastor Julia Walda takes you through the practical process of ‘renewing the mind’ where you will be equipped with skills like: exposing lies, discerning truth, and becoming confident in who you are in Christ. This course has already changed lives and will continue to do so because it is founded on the truth that Jesus really did conquer everything on the cross!

Wednesday nights at 6:30 – 8 at the church.

Midweek Kids Club

Kids Club takes place during our Midweek Bible Study. This is a fun, interactive and creative Kids ministry that teaches children basic truths about God and equips parents to practically reinforce those truths throughout the week. Age-appropriate lessons include God’s Character plus People and Events of the Bible. A wonderful journey to know God and His Word, His love and their need of a Saviour, and how to live out their faith in the ever changing world around them.

Wednesday nights at 6:30 – 8 at the church.

Riverside Youth – Fall 2023

Focused on youth in grades 7 – 12, this new youth ministry values building relationships between leaders and youth, and also between the youth through a wide variety of activities, sports, and shared experiences. Exploring God and Christian faith is also a part of Riverside Youth as it relates to living life as a youth in 2023. Last but not least…food usually finds a place on these exciting Friday nights!

Please contact Kimberley for more information and for upcoming events:

Men’s Ministry

Saturday Morning Breakfast on the 1st Saturday of each month.
Featuring guest speakers and great fellowship!

A Church Empowered

At Riverside Church we are passionate about the Holy Spirit and his role in the body of Christ.

During these difficult times in human history we are confident that Jesus has empowered his church for such a time as this.

We are a church body hungry for more of God and more of his Holy Spirit, and believe that every person in the church carries giftings from the Lord that we desire to experience as we encourage each other and pursue the Lord together.

We believe that in these last days, we will see a great revival that will transform the hearts of men and women and will lead to a great harvest of souls – people being told the Good News of Jesus and giving their lives wholeheartedly to Christ.

We hope that you will join us as we pursue the great commission and an intimate, Spirit-filled relationship with God!

“I believe every child needs to know they are loved unconditionally by God, that God has a plan for their lives and that He will guide and lead them as they grow. Every lesson I prepare is to that end.”

Pastor Sue


Give In Person

We have a giving box in our welcome area. You may give there by filling out a cheque (payable to Riverside Church) and placing it in an envelope and dropping it in the slot. You may also give cash in the same fashion.

Give Through E-Transfer

We certainly appreciate electronic giving through e-transfers as things seem to change week–to–week with the ongoing mandates. Please direct e-transfers to

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.


Contact Us

We are located at:

33 South Trent Street
Frankford, Ontario, K0K 2C0

T 519-872-8189

Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you this weekend!

Please feel free to drop us an email!

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