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Meet the Team

Pastors & Staff

Dan Adams

Lead Pastor

Dan is the founding and Lead Pastor of RiverTown Church. Born and raised in Jacksonville, he attended college at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He married his college sweetheart Amber in 1995. Dan and Amber have two sons and live in the intracoastal area of Jax.

The teaching style at RiverTown reflects Dan’s commitment to communicating God’s word expositionally and practically ... all with a focus on Jesus. Believing that worship should be refreshing and relevant, his teaching strives to overcome the failure and boredom of empty religion by leading people to experience a relationship with Jesus. A relationship with Jesus is all about grace, and grace is what permeates the teaching, worship and culture at RiverTown. The stories of God’s grace in the lives of the people at RiverTown are simply beautiful.

Dan is an alum of Samford University (B.S. in History, 1995), Beeson Divinity School (Master of Divinity, 1998),  Liberty University (M.B.A., 2009), and Southern Seminary (Master of Theology, 2022). He is also continuing his studies as a Doctor of Ministry student at Reformed Theological Seminary. 

Dan is also a Sigma Chi,  joining this fraternity during his college days. He was highly influenced and gained a vision for making disciples and for God's work in the world through his involvement with Campus Outreach at Samford. Through this ministry, he came to commit and purpose his life to build Jesus-focused laborers and leaders ... for the glory of God and the good of the world. Prior to founding RiverTown, Dan served on the staff of churches in Birmingham, Orlando and Jacksonville.

Dan loves hanging with his wife and sons. He enjoys golf, tennis, softball, basketball, and working out in his free time. Dan loves to eat pizza, wings, oreos, and of course barbecue (like all good Southern boys). Amelia Island is a favorite for getting away with the family.

You can mail Dan (dan@rivertown.com) with any questions you may have about RiverTown. You can also catch up with him on Twitter, Instagram or on Facebook.

Andre Butler

Worship Pastor

Andre and his wife Nicole live in Jacksonville's Southside, and are the proud parents of 5 children and 14 grandchildren.

Andre joined RiverTown's staff in 2015 after a successful business career. Whether through leading others in worship or discipling others to grow spiritually, Andre has a heart for mentoring worshipers and developing leaders. He longs to see God's people love and pursue God with the same passion that God loves and pursues them. God is his joy ... and worship is his passion.

Andre enjoys fishing to get away and unplug. You can find Andre on facebook or reach him through email (andre@rivertown.com).

Rusty Robertson

Youth Pastor

Rusty has a strong vision for investing in students and raising up student leaders for the fame of Jesus. Changed by Jesus' grace as a student, he has a passion to see students changed by that same grace.

Rusty joined RiverTown staff in January 2014. He also teaches and coaches at Providence School here in Jacksonville in addition to his role at RiverTown. He is the Junior Varsity baseball coach at that school. Teaching and coaching allow him to extend his ministry to students into the community. He and his wife Keri are proud parents of a couple of young and really cool sons. Rusty enjoys fishing and softball in his free time. You can email Rusty at rusty@rivertown.com or catch up with him on Instagram.

Matt Bush

Children's Pastor

Matt Bush serves RiverTown as our Children's Pastor. Matt pastors and leads our children's environments at RiverTown. Matt has previously served as RiverTown's Youth Pastor, and also currently leads All Things New Orphanage in Haiti, RiverTown's ministry partner in that nation. Matt and his wife Jessica have three children, along with the amazing children in Haiti who are part of their All Things New family.

Matt is an alum of Georgia Tech and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity).

You can contact Matt by email (matt@rivertown.com) with any questions you may have about children's environments or our ministries to families at RiverTown.