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Our History


River's Edge Christian Church began in 2011 with a small group of people meeting in the back yards of some of the early members of the church, and in Fred's Micro in Amboy. We are a group of evangelical Christians from several denominations with one purpose: to glorify God.


In 2013, we moved to the former Vernon Center school building. And we welcomed our first long term pastor, Steve Witmer.

In 2016, Bart Whitman came to serve with us and lead the congregation as our pastor, as Pastor Steve was led elsewhere in ministry. 

In 2020, River's Edge began a new chapter in our church's history when we purchased our first building on Maine Street in Amboy, and voted to affiliate with Converge.



River's Edge is affiliated with Converge and Converge North Central. Visit the Converge website for more information on this great worldwide movement of churches.


As we continue to grow, we continue to stay on our original purpose: to glorify God. If you are looking for a church home, come visit!


Our Mission

River's Edge exists to glorify God through fervent prayer, passionate worship and hands-on community outreach.


Our Statement of Faith

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, sustainer of life, infinite in love, holy, infinitely perfect, unchanging, and existing eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the giver of new life in Christ.


We Believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.


We believe that the true church is made up of all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone.


We believe that the Lord Jesus instituted two ordinances: baptism by water and the Lord’s Supper.


We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Values

At River's Edge, we're more than just a church - we are a family, committed to each other and to several key values. The River's Edge family is...

Gathered - Our family is here to encourage, support, and build up anyone that wants to be a part of our family. Philemon 1:5-6, Philippians 2:1-2

Engaged - Our family is committed to actively shining the light of Jesus in our community. Matthew 28:19-20, John 17:18-19

Generous - Our family freely gives because we have been blessed. Luke 6:338, Psalm 112:4-5

On Mission - The heart of our family is centered on the Word of God and proclaiming the Gospel. Isaiah 40:8, 1 Corinthians 2:2


River's Edge is governed by a congregation-voted Elder board, consisting of our Pastor and five Elders.


Click HERE to see a bio on each of our Elders, Pastor, and Ministry Leaders.

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