About us

Welcome to Riverton First Baptist Church. We are a family of believers that want you to feel comfortable in our midst. We seek to be a haven where ANYONE can find hope and healing, a community of people doing life together all week long, and a body of believers where EVERYONE is equally loved and valued.

We are a Southern Baptist Church that is affiliated with the Illinois Baptist State Association and the Heartland Baptist Network. Our full statement of faith can be found in the Baptist Faith and Message (2000).


  • First, relax - you are with friends.

  • We encourage you to dress comfortably. We care more about what you get out of the service than what you wear in it!

  • Pastor Kip teaches from the Bible and will help you make practical life applications.

  • Our music is uplifting including a blend of praise and worship songs along with a few hymns.

  • Kids are welcome in the church service, as we believe in a family style of worship where parents disciple their own children. If you little ones get too noisy, there is a nursery area or tables in the fellowship hall to take them to where you can still hear the service.

our pastor: Kip Troeger
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Pastor Kip Troeger and his wife, Barb have been bi-vocationally pastoring RFBC since September of 2017. Kip is also a chaplain with the Illinois Army National Guard and works full-time for the State of Illinois. Kip holds a seminary degree (M-Div) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Kip and Barb have one son, Jordan who is married to Chelsea. They are thoroughly enjoying being grandparents to Naomi born in 2019 and Leo born in 2021.