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1102 Hereford St.
Glen Rose, TX 76043


Rivers Church

Rivers Church, formerly known as Glen Rose Baptist Church, is a church plant out of Granbury Baptist Church in 2008. We started store front. In 2009, we moved downtown into an old bar.  In 2015, we bought our current property and moved into the auditorium February 2016. God has big plans for this property.

We now operate the Rivers Community Center. Our goal is to minister to every area of life. To include the relational, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of people. With the Head Start Early Child Hood Center located in our kids building and Turk Express Care Medical Clinic located in our main building we are we are on our way to meeting the needs of the Glen Rose area.


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What to expect:

Rivers Church is a place where change takes place. When you attend a service at Rivers Church you can expect to hear a relevant, life-giving message. You can anticipate people engaging in passionate and encouraging worship, led by our worship band. You can come as you are, and we will make you feel welcome and accepted. Rivers Church values being relevant and authentic. You will find our atmosphere to be laid back and casual. You can have a cup of coffee on us, meet some new friends, and experience the unforgettable grace of God. We know visiting an unfamiliar church for the first time can be a little intimidating and maybe even uncomfortable for some people. We want to make your visit as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Rather than being a building where people far from God are met with shame, guilt, and condemnation, Jesus leads us to be a family that extends His grace, mercy, and forgiveness to everyone. No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have, we want YOU to be a part of the family


Why should we give?

We believe the top competitor for our devotion to Jesus is money (Matthew 6:24). Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. We believe you can’t outgive God, so when you’re trusting Him with your tithes and offerings we know that He will bless the rest (Proverbs 3:9-10 and Malachi 3:10-12). We think Christians should be the most generous people (2 Corinthians 9:6) on earth to support worthy causes, and there is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church (Ephesians 3:10)!

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Meet Our Team

We've assembled the finest team possible to help disciple and spread the Gospel.

full time
Founding & Lead Pastor
Chris Kitts

Chris founded Rivers Church in 2008 as a plant out of Granbury Baptist Church.

Chris and his wife Kelly where married in 1993. They both attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. Chris has served both bi-vocational and vocational ministry. Chris worked in the Abilene Independent School District as well as a Head Start teacher and school administrator in the North Texas area. With over 20 years in ministry, Chris has worked at Trinity Baptist in Abilene, TX; Calvary Baptist in Taylorville, IL and Granbury Baptist in Granbury, TX. Chris and Kelly Kitts have 2 daughters, Kelci and Kadi.

full time
Worship Pastor
Josiah Thompson

Josiah and Laura Thompson helped plant the church in 2008.

Over the years the roles and responsibilities of Josiah and his wife Laura have grown. Josiah serves as our worship Pastor where he leads our music and worship band. Josiah is also in charge of our men’s discipleship. Laura leads Rivers Kid's Ministry. They have three children; two daughters Kensley and Olivia and a son in the middle, Braylyn.

full time
Student Pastor
Justin Burton

Justin Serves as our Student Pastor.

He and his wife, Katie, are graduates of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Justin also leads our men’s ministry while Katie leads the women’s ministry. They have 2 children Marlee and Finn. The Burtons have been with us from the beginning; in fact, Chris was Katie’s youth pastor way back in the year 2000.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we get a lot. We hope you find it helpful!

We're offering you the "Hassle-Free Guarantee"

When you are visiting with us we promise we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money to our church. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” for a while—and that’s fine with us! Come in, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and see if Rivers Church is for you.

That's up to you!

You’ll find everything from shorts and flip flops to dress shirts and jackets. Feel free to wear what is comfortable for you, because at Rivers Church it's not about how you look on the outside.

At least a few hours...we're kidding.

Services will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

They are treated with the highest love and care.

At Rivers Church, your children are a top priority. Our facilities are clean, safe, and staffed with loving workers, who have undergone a thorough background check.

And, we're not just baby-sitting... while you're enjoying a great worship experience your kids will be learning important life-lessons, and deepening their understanding about God as well.


Upcoming Events

Here is a list of a few upcoming events happening at and around the church.

We don't have any scheduled events currently. We'll update this list as soon as new events are scheduled. Stay tuned for upcoming events! In the meantime check out our ongoing ministries here!


Our Church Ministries

With a little something for everyone, you're sure to find a place to get connected.

Sept.5th -Oct.24th 6:30pm

Rivers Kids is a children’s ministry weaves music, communicator scripts, small group discussions, video presentations, and creative activities.

A Rivers Church and Grace Community Church partnership.

Rivers Church partners with Charis Physiological Services & Christian​ Counseling​ LLC. to provide sound counseling at an affordable rate

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Just Believe

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16


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