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 Jacksonville’s Southside.
The teaching style at RiverTown reflects Dan’s commitment to communicating God’s word expositionally with a gospel-driven and relevant focus. 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), and Liberty University (M.B.A., 2009). He is continuing his studies as a Doctor of Ministry student at Reformed Theological Seminary and a ThM student at Southern Seminary. Dan is also a Sigma Chi, joining this fraternity in his college days at Samford. 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 boys. He enjoys golf, tennis, softball, basketball, and working out in his free time. Dan loves to eat seafood, sushi, wings, oreos, and of course barbecue (like all good Southern boys). The beach and Amelia Island are favorites for getting away with the family.
ANDRE BUTLER, Worship Leader
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 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.
R. SCOTT TALLEY, Teaching Pastor
Scott is the Teaching Pastor of RiverTown Church. Born in Pensacola, FL. He moved often during his childhood being raised in a military family. He attended high school in Natchez, MS, and college at Embry Riddle University in the worldwide campus program. He married Susan in 1988. Scott and Susan have three children Maria (Caleb), Joshua (Kristen), and Daniel and three grandchildren Hannah, Renee, and Emily who live in Jacksonville’s Arlington area.
The expository and biblical background of scripture is reflected in Scott’s teaching emphasis and style. Scott communicates God’s word exegetically with a focus on the relevant application of God’s principles for daily living. Scott is faithful to the text through the belief that praise and worship refresh the mind, soul, and spirit, his teaching ministry seeks to lead all people to a vibrant relationship with God through his son Jesus and the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit. This relationship permeates every aspect of ministry at RiverTown.
Scott is an alum of Embry Riddle University (B.S. in Aeronautics, 1993), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, 2008; Master of Theology, 2014; and Ph.D. 2017). Scott is a retired Navy Senior Chief serving from 1982 to 2004. Scott has served in various ministry positions previously as Founding Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Sigonella, Italy (Sicily) from October 1990 to February 1993. Sr. Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church at Winona, MS from June 1993 to June 1995. Outreach Facilitator of Lucy Baptist Church, Millington, TN from July 1995 to June 1996. Minister of Education of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL from December 1996 to November 1997. Discipleship Facilitator at the Naval Air Station Chapel Sigonella, Italy (Sicily) from November 1997 to November 2000. Sr. Pastor at San Pablo Family Church Jacksonville, FL June 2004 to July 2019.
Scott enjoys golf, fishing, and sports in his free time. You may contact Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any thoughts and questions concerning the teaching ministry at RiverTown.
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 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 email@example.com, or catch up with him on Instagram or Facebook.