Our Next Event:

Modeling Healthy Discipleship
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Location: East North Church (4108 E. North St. Greenville, SC 29615.)
Speaker: James Walden, pastor of Riverside Community Church

About this event:

Making disciples is the main agenda for any follower of Christ and the primary goal of any healthy church. It is a key ingredient to a church planters strategy and the main activity of any pastor engaged in developing his church. We’ll hear from pastor James and share with one another vital principles and practices of modeling healthy discipleship so that others can be engaged in the mission that the founder and perfecter of our faith invites us into.


We will have light breakfast refreshments and ask that you please RSVP to this event at www.facebook.com/a29greenhouse/

James Walden graduated from the University of Florida in 1997 with a Bachelor degree in liberal arts and science, majoring in physics and minoring in mathematics. From the summer of 1997 until the Spring of ’98, he participated in a volunteer study program at Schloss Mittersill in Austria. Upon returning to the States, James began studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. There he met his wife, Stacy McGee. Both graduated in 2001 – James with a Master of Divinity, and Stacy with Masters in Theology and in Counseling. James and Stacy then moved to Gainesville, FL to begin an internship program at Creekside Community Church. James was asked to stay on as an interim assistant pastor from 2002-2004, and then came on ‘permanently’ as an assistant pastor in the summer of 2004. There the Lord blessed them with three boys (Luke, Wil, and Timothy), and a wonderful time in ministry with wonderful people. However, God had placed church-planting on James’ heart since before seminary, and in February of 2007, the Lord opened the door, and in partnership with EFCA churches (including Creekside Community Church and Coquina Fellowship), the Walden family moved to Columbia, SC to plant a new church. In October, 2009, Riverside Community Church launched its first public worship service. As of June 15, 2010, James became a member of Acts 29 Network.

James presently serves as the area coordinator for Acts 29 South Carolina and leads Carolina Greenhouse, a network of regional church planters and leaders aiming to renew the Church in the South through church-planting and church revitalization.