The River Community Church is formerly the First Baptist Church of the 1000 Islands, a congregation that has served the spiritual needs of the Clayton community since 1840. We have a long and rich history of proclaiming the Gospel message, meeting real needs and reaching people for Jesus Christ.

God has blessed our congregation with spiritual and numerical growth until we outgrew the historic facility on John Street at the Park. Our new campus was completed and our congregation relocated in 2009, at which time we became The River Community Church.

“We believe God has changed our name to reflect His fresh vision and mission for our church family. With it, He has given us a new facility, and new ministry strategies to reach our community and our region with the love of Jesus Christ.”


Our Mission: To reach the 1000 Islands region for Christ.

Our vision to accomplish the mission is living the ministry of Jesus (Luke 4:18)

SHARING the Gospel with the poor in spirit (Evangelism)

GROWING mature and devoted followers of Jesus Christ (Discipleship)

HELPING people live free of sinful hurts, habits and hangups (Ministry)

GOING into the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ (Missions)