February 9, 2015

Our History

Our History

Rileyville Baptist Church was organized in 1885 when ten ladies transferred from the Main Street Baptist Church in Luray, VA to start a new church in the village of Rileyville, VA. In 1904 the church became part of a three-church field with churches in the nearby communities of Bentonville and Browntown. RBC withdrew from this arrangement in 1958 and became an autonomous congregation.

In 1973 Rileyville Baptist purchased its present site on Highway 340 North between Bentonville and Luray, completing the first new building on the site in 1980. A fellowship hall was added to the existing educational facility in 1983, with an expansion of the fellowship hall and education building in 1992. The continued growth of the congregation necessitated further expansion with the addition of a new sanctuary in 1999.

Rileyville Baptist is a cooperating member of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia. We are located in beautiful Page County, VA (Virginia’s Vacation Cabin Capital), only minutes from Skyline Drive, Shenandoah Valley National Park, the Shenandoah River, and the George Washington National Forest. If you live in Page County or if you are here visiting our beautiful area, we hope that you will avail yourself of the opportunities for worship at Rileyville Baptist.