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Meet the Team

Pastors & Staff

Dan Adams

Senior Pastor

Dan is the founding and Senior Pastor of RiverTown Church. Born and raised in Jacksonville, he attended college at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He married his college sweetheart Amber in 1995. Dan and Amber have two sons and live in Jacksonville’s Southside.

The teaching style at RiverTown reflects Dan’s commitment to communicating God’s word expositionally and practically ... all with a focus on Jesus. Believing that worship should be refreshing and relevant, his teaching strives to overcome the failure and boredom of empty religion by leading people to experience a relationship with Jesus. A relationship with Jesus is all about grace, and grace is what permeates the teaching, worship and culture at RiverTown. The stories of God’s grace in the lives of the people at RiverTown are simply beautiful.

Dan is an alum of Samford University (B.S. in History, 1995), Beeson Divinity School (Master of Divinity, 1998), and Liberty University (M.B.A., 2009). He is continuing his studies as a Doctor of Ministry student at Reformed Theological Seminary and a ThM student at Southern Seminary. Dan is also a Sigma Chi,  joining this fraternity during his college days. He was highly influenced and gained a vision for making disciples and for God's work in the world through his involvement with Campus Outreach at Samford. Through this ministry, he came to commit and purpose his life to build Jesus-focused laborers and leaders ... for the glory of God and the good of the world. Prior to founding RiverTown, Dan served on the staff of churches in Birmingham, Orlando and Jacksonville.

Dan loves hanging with his wife and sons. He enjoys golf, tennis, softball, basketball, and working out in his free time. Dan loves to eat pizza, wings, oreos, and of course barbecue (like all good Southern boys). The beach and Amelia Island are favorites for getting away with the family.

You can mail Dan (dan@rivertown.com) with any questions you may have about RiverTown. You can also catch up with him on Twitter, Instagram or on Facebook.

Andre Butler

Worship Leader

Andre and his wife Nicole live in Jacksonville's Southside, and are the proud parents of 5 children and 14 grandchildren.

Andre joined RiverTown's staff in 2015 after a successful business career. Whether through leading others in worship or discipling others to grow spiritually, Andre has a heart for mentoring worshipers and developing leaders. He longs to see God's people love and pursue God with the same passion that God loves and pursues them. God is his joy ... and worship is his passion.

Andre enjoys fishing to get away and unplug. You can find Andre on facebook or reach him through email (andre@rivertown.com).

Rusty Robertson

Student Pastor

Rusty has a strong vision for investing in students and raising up student leaders for the fame of Jesus. Changed by Jesus' grace as a student, he has a passion to see students changed by that same grace.

Rusty joined RiverTown staff in January 2014. He also teaches and coaches at Providence School here in Jacksonville in addition to his role at RiverTown. He is the Junior Varsity baseball coach at that school. Teaching and coaching allow him to extend his ministry to students into the community. He and his wife Keri are proud parents of a couple of young and really cool sons. Rusty enjoys fishing and softball in his free time. You can email Rusty at rusty@rivertown.com or catch up with him on Instagram.

Keri Robertson

Children's Leader

Keri was born and raised in Clearwater and grew up in a Christian household and was involved in with youth in her church through high school.  She  accepted Jesus at seven years old and was baptized on Easter Sunday of that year.  A favorite of hers as a young, growing Christian was youth camp and our high school mission trips.

Keri has always known she wanted to work with kids, with a passion and love for them.  She went to college at the University of Central Florida and graduated with an Elementary Education degree.
After college, she met her husband Rusty, who is also a teacher and the Student Pastor here at RiverTown.  They have been married for almost twelve years.  They have two beautiful boys who keep them busy, with Keegan being seven and Easton being six years old.  She LOVES spending time with family, and also enjoys travel and seeing new places.

Keri has taught for twelve both in public school and private varying in different grade levels.  God has provided for her family in powerful ways, showing her and Rusty and the plan and purpose He has for them  She is thankful and blessed for her journey in leading kids at RiverTown.

You can contact Keri by email (keri@rivertown.com) with any questions you may have about children's environments at RiverTown.

Brandon Peralta

Creative Director and Pastoral Intern

Brandon was born and raised in Jacksonville. Currently, he is attending the University of North Florida.

Brandon Joined RiverTown staff in February 2021. Whether through social media posts or production, Brandon aims to make Jesus famous as communication rapidly shifts to digital elements. He has a passion for investing in his peers at UNF. During his free time you will catch him running or going out to the beach.

You can email Brandon at brandon@rivertown.com or follow him on Instagram.