• 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, their son, Emmett, in August of 2017, and their daughter, Claire, in December of 2021.

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


We exist for God’s glory, to proclaim God’s word,

grow God’s people, and share God’s gospel.

We were created to glorify, honor, worship, and love God. So when we gather, we do so not for ourselves, but to worship God, who saved us in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ; and drew us to himself by the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts.

At the center of our gathered worship is the Bible, the word of God, which is our source for everything we need concerning how to live in a way that honors and glorifies God.

As followers of Christ, we are committed to growing in our knowledge of and obedience to him. We seek to be a people who willingly share how to be made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ, not only in events and church functions, but also by building relationships within the community and being witnesses of the gospel by how we live.