North River was founded as a mission church in 1972.  The congregation first met in the Chattahoochee River assembly facilities of the Atlanta Baptist Association.  IN 1976, the congregation purchased an old horse farm in the north Roswell area and moved to the site that same year.  Within a few years, the Highway 92-Crabapple Road area began to experience explosive growth.  It is our desire to provide facilities and ministers to meet the needs of the area residents.  Today, the church draws almost equally from the Roswell, Alpharetta, South Cherokee, and East Cobb communities.  


We live in a fast-paced world, and sometimes it's hard to keep up.  We struggle to find time to develop relationships that are real and meaningful.  We hope you will find that North River is a place where relationships are formed and deepen.  You can come here and be accepted just as you are.  You will also be challenged to become more that that.  When you come to North River, you will find a place where worship inspiring, where the message is focused on helping principles for everyday living. You will find a warm, casual  environment, where you can relax--we won't single you out, or embarrass you in any way.  Our hope is to help people find Christ, help them grow in their faith, and help them find a place of service and ministry in the world.  The above philosophy means that every member is important and the gifts, talents, and abilities he or she brings our congregation are vital to us.  As you look over the descriptions of the variety of ministries we engage in, you will see that the fulfillment of our motto, "God cares and So Do We," is more than just a public relations phrase.


North River affirms the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all we do.  We believe that Jesus is the only Son of God and, through His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the grave, is our Savior.  We believe that salvation comes through trusting in Christ and seeking forgiveness for sin.  We aso uphold the historic Baptist tenets of priesthood of the believer and competence of the individual to work out the serious matters of faith directly with God.  Members of our church staff are available to share our beliefs with you in greater detail. 


We shall, as the body of Christ, seek through relevant lifestyle and service ministries to reach the unchurched people of the larger North Fulton area.