About Us

Riverside Church Budapest is a casual, modern, family-oriented, church located in the heart of the city. You are invited to check out our church service this weekend for practical teaching, great music, amazing kids program! If there is anyway that we can serve you better, please feel free to contact us and someone on our staff will contact you.

Our Mission

Share Christ, Serve Others, Change the World.
Riverside Church Budapest exists to reach the lost through relevant teaching, passionate worship, and amazing kids & youth programs! We long to see people transformed by the Gospel and become fully devoted disciples of Christ Jesus!

What We Believe

Riverside Church Budapest is associate with The  General Council of the Assemblies of God; Springfield, Missouri, USA. Click here to view our statement of faith.

Associated Organizations

  1. Assemblies of God World Missions, Springfield, Missouri USA —  www.ag.org
  2. Magyar Pünkösdi Egyház, Budapest, Hungary — www.punkosdi.hu
  3. Fellowship of European International Churches, Brussels, Belgium — www.feic.org

Our Staff

David & Karmi Buckley

Lead Pastor

David and Karmi Buckley are from the Wisconsin/Pennsylvania area and they have two children: Weston and Jillaine. They have been serving as Assemblies of God Missionaries to Hungary since 1999. Together the Buckley’s felt a call to plant an English-speaking church on the Buda side of the city. In Spring 2014, they started a Bible study group and in Fall 2014 launched Riverside Church Budapest.

Chris & Lenee’ Oakley 

Associate Pastor/Youth

Chris and Lenee’ Oakley are originally from North Carolina and they have 5 children: Nathan, Aaron, Matthew, Madelyn, & Abigail. They have been Assemblies of God missionaries in Central Europe since 2004. The Oakley’s have served with Riverside Church since 2015 as the associate pastor & youth leaders. 

Kay Farmer

Children’s Pastor

Kay Farmer is from Florida and has served with Riverside Church Budapest since 2018 as the Children’s Pastor. She also serves around Europe helping other churches establish children’s programs. 

Elyse Hill

Events & Communication

Elyse Hill is from Washington State and has served with Riverside Church Budapest since 2018 assisting in a variety of areas around the church including young adults, events, & communications. 

Sonia Alanya

Life Groups

Sonia is from New Jersey and has served with Riverside Church Budapest since January 2021. She coordinates the many Life Groups offered here at Riverside.

Gretchen Rose

Church Administration

Gretchen Rose is from New Jersey and has served with Riverside Church Budapest since January 2021. She does a variety of church administration tasks.

Andrea Donley

Discipleship & Prayer

Andrea is from Tennessee and has served with Riverside Church Budapest since September 2021. She coordinates the prayer and discipleship group offered here at Riverside.