Riverbend Baptist Church
Connect. Grow. Serve. Honor. Gainesville, GA
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We exist to connect people with God and one another, grow together in our relationship with God, serve God by serving others and honor God with our lives.
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Mike Dorough is a native of Cordele, GA and a graduate of Crisp County High School. He graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, where he was a member of the UGA Concert Band. In 1986, he was selected to participate in the Governor’s Intern Program and served in the State Capitol during the Georgia General Assembly. He received his Masters degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA. After serving almost seven years as a Youth Pastor in Virginia, he returned to his home state and began serving as Student Pastor at Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins in 1996. He has led mission trips to Russia, Germany, Poland, and Brazil, in addition to mission trips throughout the eastern United States. In November 2011, Mike co-led a Conference for pastors in Brazil with Dr. Jim Perdue. Pastor Mike has been married to his bride Julie for over 20 years (1988). They have two children. John Michael was a Pre-Vet student at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, GA for three years, where Mike has served as a Trustee and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. John Michael played on the TMC baseball team before transferring to the University of North GA. Holly is a graduate of Covenant Christian Academy in Macon, GA where she enjoyed playing on the softball team and cheer-leading. She is now a pre-med student at the University of North Georgia. The Dorough family loves the beach and UGA football, but most of all, they love serving Jesus together at Riverbend Baptist Church!