The History of Riverview
"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go unto the house of the Lord." Psalm 122:1
Riverview Bible Church has a long and wonderful history dating back to 1915. On September 12, 1915 the American Sunday School Union, which was started by Frances Scott Key, organized the first Sunday School in Riverview. The Sunday School ministered to the spiritual needs f the community and experience real growth. The classes were held in the old Riverview School.
About ten years later, the Sunday School classes and some interested members bought, rebuilt, and moved to the Bellaire Trinity Episcopal Church building in the Riverview community. The church became know as the Riverview Chapel. God did many wonderful things at this location throughout the following 20 years.
In 1955 the church structure sustained some damaged as an indirect result of the relocation of Ohio Route 7. The property was sold and Sunday School services were temporarily held in the basement of a church member's home. Shortly thereafter a new building was purchased on Whiskey Run Road.
Yet again the church would face relocating because of the construction of Interstate 470. The State of Ohio purchased the building on Whiskey Run and the funds were used to build a new building at the present day location in West Wheeling. This transition took place in 1970.
From 1969-2004 Riverview Bible Church was blessed by God and the ministry of Pastor Don Meese and his wife Sharla. The church experience great growth and successfully acquired our current activity building and expanded the church to make room for more classrooms.
To this day Riverview Bible Church continues to be a shining light in the Ohio Valley reaching people with the gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and across the world through missions.
We hope you will be our guest this Sunday! Come see for yourself what God is doing at Riverview.