our Vision

We exist for God’s glory, to proclaim God’s word,
grow God’s people, and share God’s gospel.

Church ministry TEAM

  • matthew grise - lead pastor

    Pastor Matt came to RiverStone in April of 2014. Prior to serving here he was the pastor of Pleasant Street Baptist Church in Mechanic Falls, ME for five years. He grew up in northern Indiana and gave his life to Christ as a teenager. He has a passion for God’s word and God’s glorious gospel. When he is not reading or studying you can find him on the golf course, enjoying a football, basketball, or baseball game, or spending time with his beautiful bride, Katie.

    He has an Associate Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, and a MA in Theological Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA. E-Mail Pastor Matt

  • andrew hoy - worship leader

    Andrew began leading worship at RiverStone in the summer of 2013. He has served in the Tampa area as a worship leader since 2006, when he attended the University of South Florida. He is passionate about helping people connect to God in worship through scripture, prayer, and music. By day, he serves as the Choral Director at Tampa Preparatory School and teaches students from grades 6-12. He was married in 2009 to his lovely wife, Brenna. They had their first daughter, Sylvia, in February of 2015, and their son, Emmett, in August of 2017.

    He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from USF. E-Mail Andrew

  • gerrie glover - children's director

    Gerrie joined our staff in December of 2014. She has many years of experience working with children and knows firsthand how children can impact lives for Jesus Christ. She brings energy and excitement to our Children's Ministry. E-Mail Gerrie

  • jawaan wilson - associate pastor

    Jawaan has served at Riverstone through Wilsea (a non-profit ministry to millennials) since February of 2017. His fervor for sharing the gospel is contagious and he is a gifted teacher of God's word. He currently leads our youth group and serves alongside Pastor Matt in other pastoral duties.

    He has a Diploma from Word of Life Bible Institute and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pastoral Studies from Crossroads Bible College.  E-Mail Jawaan