About Riverside

"A Loving Church with a Living Savior! Riverside is a loving, growing, excited congregation, rejoicing in what God is doing in the Terryville, Thomaston, and Bristol communities! Take a "Closer Look" at Riverside!

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Pastor Townsley Family

David Townsley is the pastor of Riverside Baptist Church. Pastor Townsley grew up in Southington, where his father is a pastor. For many years, Pastor Townsley and his wife, Annette, led the music ministry and young couples Bible study group. Three years ago, Central Baptist Church in Southington ordained David as a preacher of the gospel of Christ.
Annette grew up in Africa where her parents were missionaries. She taught high school before becoming a full-time mother and homemaker.
The Townsley family has lived in Terryville since 2009. They are excited about what God is doing in Terryville.



Riverside Baptist Church is Christian independent congregation that believes the Bible is the Word of God. Because of this, the Bible is our final authority for faith and practice. At each service, you will hear a message from the Bible that could change your life!
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We offer a variety of classes and ministries including group Bible studies, personal discipleship, and counseling. All of these and more are highlighted by Pastor David Townsley’s challenging, helpful, and insightful preaching. Our desire is for you to find many ways to make Bible principles a part of your daily life.


Worship the Lord while being encouraged and refreshed with rousing congregational singing and conservative, heart-felt specials. Meditate upon the truth from God’s Word set to music