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Welcome to the Riverside Christian Church family

Whether you're hungry or hurt, lonely or lost, full of questions or looking for a new home, there's a place for you at Riverside. We're all about connecting you to God, His word and one another because that's what will change your life forever. God brought you here for a purpose, and we're excited to see you grow in maturity in the things of God, as He equips you for His plans and purposes and sees you impacting your communities for God.

Please feel welcome to join us for : 


Regular Sunday service:

10.00 AM - 11.30 AM with Sunday School - Riverkids Ministry for all the age range

6.30 PM - 7.30 PM Evening service

They will be streamlined live on the YouTube page :

Riverside Christian Church, Whanganui.       

Ways To Connect

Contact us via Email

022 362 1343

4 Ingestre Street Whanganui

Join us Live 

Plan Your Visit 



We would love to have you visit us on Sunday morning at one of our two services sessions in the main auditorium. If you would like to get in touch during the weekdays, please call or pop between 9 am and 3:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

 Our friendly staff and  the pastors, Avish and Monica would be more than happy to make your acquaintance and answer any questions you may have.

Office: 9 am to 12pm (Mon to Fri)

Avish: 10 am to 3 pm (Tue to Fri)

Monica: 10 am to 3 pm (Tue to Fr)

Please come as you are. We would love to get to know you and your story. Guest parking is available at the Riverside church front entrance on  4 Ingestre Street and the rear of the church off Mathieson Street.

We have excellent programs for your children and youth. See you soon!   

I'm New Here

Are You Curious about Jesus

We believe Jesus never came to start a religion; He came to give us Himself! This is Good News because we believe the message of Jesus

is totally irresistible and life-changing! Unfortunately, sometimes Jesus has been misrepresented and our hope is that we could re-present Jesus to you!


Pastors Avish and Monica

Avish is married to Monica, and they have two daughters. Hailing from India, he is passionate to see the Body of Christ being established on the Word of God. Professionally, he started as a mechanical engineer, but God put him into ministry in 2005 to serve His Church.  As a Bible teacher, God graciously opened doors to teach His Word in different Churches in and out of India while working as an Assistant Professor in a University.  Based on the study and revelations, he completed his Ph.D. He started helping Churches and organisations by teaching concepts of God's Economics in the New Covenant to see them grow.  The Petras family's faith journey to New Zealand in 2018 is a testimony of the Lord's call and provisions to everyone who hears and follows the Lord's Word. They are committed to their call to serve the Body of Christ through the Riverside Christian Church Family. 

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