Our Story

How it all started...

Pastors Selo and Mia Lozano were raised in ministry under the leadership of Pastors Darrell and Kim Price of Family Worship Center. Both served faithfully in their local church; him as the youth pastor for 18 years while also serving as associate pastor for 8 of those years. She served as the children's minister for 16 years.
 
Mia and Selo have a passion to serve and encourage people in every stage of life. They effectively challenge generations of children, students, adults and church leaders to follow Christ, think outside of today’s norm and be led by the Holy Spirit daily.

Both are life long residents of Waco, Texas and have been married since 1991. They have four grown children and 11 grandchildren.
 
Pastor Selo currently serves his local community as the Senior Pastor of Riverside Community Church and the Regional Representative of FCF International. He also continues to coach youth pastors, consult churches in staff development, training and marketing.

Expanding the vision...

OUR WHY
Everyone has purpose and anyone can serve.

FOUNDATION SCRIPTURE
Psalms 1:2-3 NLT
“But they that delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.”

VISION STATEMENT
Encouraging our community to fulfill the vision and call God has given them by continuous growth and development for a Christ centered life.

MISSION STATEMENT
Reaching the world for Jesus Christ by demonstrating the Word with the power and flow of the Holy Spirit. Building the Kingdom of God through Covenant Relationships.

What we believe

Programs and activities of Riverside Community Church are based upon the following beliefs:
  1. The Bible is the mind of Christ and is the inspired, the only infallible and authoritative Word of God
  2. There is one God manifested in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  3. The reality of Satan and his present control over unregenerate man does exist
  4. Christianity is based upon the following:
    • The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and His virgin birth
    • His sinless life
    • His miracles
    • His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood
    • His bodily resurrection
    • His ascension to the right hand of the Father
    • His personal return in power and glory as Lord of Lords and King of Kings
    • The fall of man and his lost estate, which makes necessary a rebirth through confession and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ
    • The reconciliation of man to God by the substitutionary death and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
    • The resurrection of believers unto everlasting life and blessing in Heaven, and the resurrection of unbelievers unto everlasting punishment in the torments of Hell
    • The present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit, who bestows the spiritual gifts of: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, various kinds of tongues, interpretation of tongues in and among believers on the earth since the day of Pentecost and continuing until our Lord's return

Our Values are LOGICAL

Riverside Community Church, like most entities, is comprised of core values and belief systems. We like to think of these core values as our DNA or our beliefs and world view. The idea is the church of Jesus Christ is a living organism, and as so it has characteristics and attributes that come from our God the Father. These Core Values should be visible in every church member here at Riverside Community Church. Our members should be continuously walking and maturing in their faith, love, and being lead of the Spirit of God. Our, hope is our members will grasp the heart and vision of why God has called us to exist.  Essentially we only exist because others are in our life.

  • LOYALTY - we give strong support to Riverside Community Church and our values. Luke 16:10-13
  • OWNERSHIP - we all pick up trash, pay attention to detail and sweat it out. Titus 2:7-8; 2 Corinthians 13:1-10
  • GIVING - we go the extra mile in the way we serve, work, bless, and give. Deuteronomy 8:15-18, 2 Corinthians 9:7, Mark 12:41-44, Malachi 3:10
  • INTEGRITY - we honor our word, our promises, and we don't cut corners. Matthew 12:35-37; Proverbs 12:25; Matthew 6:14-15; Colossians 3:13-15
  • COACHABLE - we are hungry to learn, improve and grow. Hebrews 6:1-3
  • AUTHENTIC - we genuinely care for people and each other. John 1:14; John 14:6
  • LOVE - we always show and work with a loving attitude. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9 am and 11 am.