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. 

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. 

Kate & Mátyás Kondor

Worship & Sound

Kate & Mátyás and their two children Abner & Emese have served with Riverside Church Budapest since August 2022. They are leading our worship and sound teams. 

Bill and Melissa Chappel

New Believers & Next Steps
Bill & Melissa and their daughter Victoria have served with Riverside Church Budapest since August 2022. They are coordinating our New Believers and Next Steps ministries. 

Jamie & Jeremy Fulton

Tech & Media and Family Events

Jamie and Jeremy and their kids Joshua & Jenna have served with Riverside Church Budapest since September 2022. Jeremy is leading our tech and media team and they will be coordinating some Family Events.