Riverside Christian Church
History

History

Around 1987, people from the Buckie area began to attend a Church in Macduff, with either a convoy of cars or a bus driven by Myron Paterson, going down every Sunday morning, and this continued for a number of years.

We then started a Sunday evening meeting in Cullen Town Hall before moving to the Fishermans Hall in Buckie and finally ending up in the Buckie Towns House.

As the numbers began to grow, the Riverside Christian Church was planted in Buckie on Sunday mornings with Myron Paterson as Pastor, aided by John Coppard and Mike Sandison.

In 2008, the congregation, backed by the Church leaders and with the backup of the leaders of Harvest Ministries Ltd agreed to buy a building in East Church Street, Buckie, but, because it was in a state of disrepair, it took six months to renovate it to an acceptable standard.

In 2009, we opened the building and moved in and it remains our home to this day.

Sadly, in 2013 our Pastor's wife Margaret went to be with the Lord after a long battle with illness, followed by Myron only a short six months later, in 2014.

We would like to take this opportunity to honour the faithfulness of Myron & Margaret, without whom, the Church in Buckie would probably not exist.

They were an outstanding example of Christian leaders and their legacy lives on.

In 2016, the Buckie congregation decided to become an independent Church, and soon after that, we decided to pursue becoming a part of the Assemblies of God Movement, which is ongoing at the moment.