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Updated: Aug 10, 2013

About First Riverdale
In the summer of 2002, Elder Darryl L. Howard, Pastor of the Mount Olive Seventh-day Adventist church has a vision to plant a church in Riverdale, Ga. The Real Truth Ministries, an Organization founded by Pastor Howard, conducted a bible crusade. Church members began the project with Vacation Bible School which ran for three weeks. Attendance was over 100 children daily. The Vacation Bible School was under the leadership of Ms. Ruby Ole.

In an effort to support the launching of the Riverdale Seventh-day Adventist church, the followingSDA churches came to assist: Mount Olive, West End, Tri-City, Berean, Decatur and Buckhead.

Immediately after Vacation Bible School, Evangelist Darryl Howard conducted a series of bible based sermons each night for five weeks. His sermons were illusrated with audio/visual aids.

We concluded the crusade with a baptismal service and a appeal to join the Riverdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Over 37 persons accepted the Lord and his last warning messages. A few week later, Elder Linwood C. Stone, Treasurer of the South Atlantic Conference of Seventh-day Adventist came to Riverdale to officially organize our group into a church. There were over 70 charter members who pledge their support for the new church. We thank God for his blessings on this visionary project.

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About Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
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What Seventh-day Adventists Believe
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways:
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Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.
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