Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Kenneth Eugene Rioland, Jr. is a native of Tampa, Florida. He is the eldest son of the late Kenneth Eugene Rioland, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Rioland. Pastor Rioland graduated from the Hillsborough County Public School System and enrolled in Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University majoring in Business Administration in Tallahassee, Florida. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Pastor Rioland yielded to the call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2006 and was licensed and ordained by Pastor Fredrick Amos Davis at First Calvary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. Under his leadership, Pastor Rioland served as an Associate Minister, Sunday School Teacher and Ministerial Liaison of the Male Summit until being called to pastor the historic Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville, Virginia where he served faithfully for seven years. In October 2014, Pastor Rioland was called to serve as the “proud” Pastor of Union Branch Baptist Church in Chesterfield, Virginia.
Pastor Rioland is a visionary, astute teacher, and a prolific proclaimer of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a sought after revivalist, workshop presenter, and church leadership trainer as well. Due to his unusual giftedness in interpreting the word of God, he has afforded Christians of all ages an opportunity to better understand the true intent of Biblical texts for basic life application. Together with his wife, he is the co-founder of Rioland Ministries, Inc. (RMI), which once a month offers “Teach ‘em Tuesday,” a venue to have mid-week teleconference Bible study.
Pastor Rioland has served on numerous boards. He served as the Board Chairman of MaCorp Community Development Corporation (MCDC) and has served as a board member for Bay Aging, YMCA, Chesapeake Academy and Visions. He also served as the First Vice Moderator for the Northern Neck Baptist Association.
Pastor Rioland is happily married to his partner in life and ministry, Rev. Cynthia J. Rioland. They are the proud parents of one son, Kenneth Eugene Rioland, III (Tres).