Meet our Pastor

Pastor Rex Carringer was born in Georgia but was raised here in Florida. He trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of 19. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and was then led to Starlight Baptist Church in Winter Springs, Florida. There, he met and married Ms. Christy Riggs, daughter of Pastor Glenn Riggs, of Starlight Baptist Church. He answered the call to preach at the age of 21. He then attended Landmark Baptist College in Haines City, FL where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible.

Pastor Rex pastored his first church at the age of 24 in Apopka, Florida. He became the pastor of Riverland in November of 1997 when the Lord called him and his family to Dunnellon. He and his wife just recently celebrated 22 years here. The church is continuing to grow, and many are being saved and baptized under the preaching of God's Word. He and his wife have four children: Nicole, Keith, Kurt, and Luke; three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and seven grandchildren.


Pastor's Family:

Back row left to right: Keith Carringer, Kurt Carringer, Pastor, Mrs. Christy, Nathan Pitts, Luke Carringer

Front row left to right: Bethany Carringer, Rylee Carringer, Nicole Pitts, Olivia Carringer

Back Row: Bethany and Keith Carringer {Ashton}; Pastor and Mrs. Christy: Kurt and Rylee Carringer {Ellie (front row) and Natalie}

Front Row: Nathan and Nicole Pitts {Maverick, Taryn, and Shaylee}; Luke and Olivia Carringer