In 2001, it was evident that the Lord was leading a small group of believers in Edgewater, Florida to start a church. After much prayer and faith, Indian River Baptist Church was born in one family’s living room with the help and advice from godly people.

As scripture says in Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith, it is impossible to please him:” so this group of believers stepped out on faith with the sole purpose of uplifting the name of Christ and in turn, pleased God and experienced His blessing.  Shortly after that first service, the church called its first pastor, Gary Satterfield.  Bro. Satterfield was a true blessing to the church until the Lord called him to another place of service.  For several years, the group would rent buildings for services as the church continued to grow.  However, in 2001, the church was able to purchase the current property on US 1 in Edgewater.  Since then, the church has grown in number and in spiritual fruit, as the Bible calls it.  
 
In early 2013, the church experienced a time of trial and testing, during which they had no pastor.  In August 2013, the Lord provided a pastor, Judson Douglass!  The Lord has truly knit the hearts of the people and their pastor together and there is a feeling of peace, joy and contentment! God has been so good to this church, which seeks to do nothing but lift up the name of Christ.  God gave Indian River Baptist Church a burden for the community of Edgewater and by His grace, souls will be saved, hearts will be encouraged and lives will be changed!