First Impressions

Ministry Leader: Joe Dine

What is the First Impressions Ministry?

The First Impressions Ministry of Riva Trace Baptist Church exists to provide the warmest atmosphere possible for guests and members alike. It has been said, “first impressions make lasting impressions” and we know this is true. Our goal is to make every person who comes through our doors feel like a part of the family.

First Impressions Ministry Teams

Greeters and Welcome Center

Visiting a church can be an intimidating or confusing experience. The Greeter’s Ministry serves people coming to Riva Trace by carrying out several crucial tasks. They offer a friendly smile, give directions and generally provide a warm welcoming environment for all who come to visit and worship with us.

The Welcome Center is a critical hub on Sunday mornings. Whether guests or members need direction, information, or just have a question, this team is here to answer questions and help meet their needs.


The Usher Ministry serves people in the Worship Center by creating a warm, friendly atmosphere before, during, and after our worship services. They serve people as they enter the worship service by greeting them, offering a bulletin, helping them find a seat if necessary, and providing whatever other guidance or help they may need.

Parking Team

In a growing church, parking space is a real premium. The Parking Ministry Team serves people by helping direct them to available parking. This team also increases the number of cars that are able to park in our available spaces by helping people park in an efficient manner.