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Who We Are

Our Pastoral Team

Chris Wilson, Senior Pastor


Chris was born on August 18, 1973 in Pensacola, FL. He grew up in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Troy University in 1996. He went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in 2000. While in graduate school, he met and married Meredith Sherrill. They now have four children (Asher, Mason, Judah and Piper).

Chris has served in ministry here in Alabama, in Seattle as a church planter, and in Nashville. The Lord called him to serve as pastor here at Riverside in February of 2016.

Chris and Meredith have come to Riverside with a joy and delight for God and his church that is evident to all. They are resolutely committed to the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples. We rejoice in having them as part of our fellowship.

Bill Golden, Discipleship and Missions Pastor


Bill was born June 11, 1960 in Wiltshire, England to parents serving in the U.S. Air Force. He grew up in Cullman, AL where he met and married his High School sweetheart Pam Buckelew in 1978. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1986 and received his MBA from the University of Nebraska in 1995. Bill and Pam retired from the USAF and moved to Helena in 2000. They joined Riverside in April 2001. In May 2012, the Lord called him to serve as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Missions. He and Pam have four boys, Rodney (Becca), Scott, Chris (Kerri) and Ryan (Bethany). They have six grandchildren, Lynleigh, Jonah & Thomas, Benjamin, Gregory & JoLee.

Bill and Pam have a deep love and commit to the Body of Christ at Riverside and the community of Helena, AL. They have a passion for seeing individuals and families grow in their faith and in the Word of God, with the goal of becoming mature followers of Christ.

Seth Sandlin, Youth Pastor/Interim Worship Leader


Pam Golden, Children's Minstry Leader


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