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

Experience God: We are committed to creating an environment where God meets you where you are.


Live connected: We all need people to do life with. We do this through Life Groups and through special activities.


Discover purpose: We were made to serve. At RCB you’ll find ways to volunteer at the church, in the city, and for the Savior.


Make waves: We want to help you discover how you can make a difference in the world.

What We Believe

Statement of Faith:

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.



Position Papers:

As the need arises to make a statement on a controversial issue, a study is done and a report given to the General Presbytery for adoption as an official statement of The General Council of the Assemblies of God.  Riverside Church Budapest is associated with The General Council of the Assemblies of God; Springfield, Missouri, USA we also adhere to these Position Papers. Click here to view our Position Papers.

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: Jillaine and Weston and his wife, Katie. 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.

Bill & Melissa Chappel 

Associate Pastor/ Next Steps

Bill & Melissa and their daughter Victoria have served with Riverside Church Budapest since August 2022. The Chappels also have two older sons are attending universities. They come to Riverside with several years of  pastoring and missionary experiences. They are coordinating our New Believers and Next Steps ministries

Kate & Mátyás Kondor

Worship & Sound

Kate & Mátyás and their two children Abner & Emese are serving Riverside Church Budapest by leading our worship and sound teams. They previously served as YWAM missionaries to Ukraine.

Drew & Anika Scott

H2O Youth
Drew & Anika and their daughter Luna have served with Riverside Church Budapest since June 2023. They are from the great state of Alaska where Drew served in the US Army. Both Anika & Drew will be coordinating middle and high school activities and youth service.

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. 

Miguel Santiago

Miguel has been serving at Riverside since August 2023. He is the worship leader for H2O Youth and leads other worship teams within the congregation. Miguel is from Indiana and excited to be here in Budapest serving this community.
Portrait of Miguel Santiago