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Our Firsts

First Pastor began June 3, 1956

First Session elected October 7, 1956

First Trustees elected October 7, 1956

First Board of Deacons elected January 17,1965

  • Brian Grigsby
  • Charlotte Lee
  • Myrtle Miller
  • Dorothy Robson
  • William Dickson
  • Muriel Mahon
  • Betty Sergent
  • HelenTrabue
  • Edward Ashley
  • William Graham
  • Mary Harvell
  • Eunice Schwitters

First Infant Baptism on December 23, 1956

First Adult Baptism on October 7, 1956

First Marriage on October 22, 1960

First Death on March 15, 1957

First Service (Knox Hall) on June 23, 1957

First Service (Riverside Chapel) on March 22, 1964

First Service (Sanctuary) on April 24, 1994

First Contemporary Service (Riverside Chapel) on September 18, 2005

www.riversidepres.org began publishing on March 1, 2005

The dream of Chris Herrnkind, Mike Reed, and Norm Channell came true on May 12, 2007, when the first Spring Praise Fest (SPF1) was born in the front parking lot of Riverside Presbyterian Church, Cocoa Beach.

The Dr. Vernon Boushell Concert Series began its first season on Sunday, November 9, 2008, with “Celebrations, A Choral Showcase”.¬† The Space Coast Oratorio Society was directed by Aaron Collins. ¬†Aaron became director of the newly formed Space Coast Symphony the following year.