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Who We Are

We are a church located in Bonsall-Fallbrook, California.

Riverview Church is part of a family of some 1,400 churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 40 nations of the world.

  • We preach from the ESV Bible.

  • 419 sermons online

Mel Svendsen

Pastor Mel is Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) trained and has over 25 years in ministry. He has served at ‘Peoples Church’ in Toronto, Canada, at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Essex Fells, N.J. and for 12 years was the Senior Vice President of Student Life at Trinity International University/TEDS in Deerfield, IL. Pastor Mel was the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, Lake Zurich (a church planted out of Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, IL) for 10 years where they saw the church grow from 200 to over 1300 people on Sunday mornings. Mel, his wife Barbara, and their six children: Joelle, Brieanna, Mandy, Caden, Brady and Capri, are enjoying their newfound friends and church family here at Riverview and in the Fallbrook/Bonsall community. Pastor Mel loves telling people about Jesus Christ and teaching God’s Word in creative, practical ways. You’ll find him after every service standing by the doors of the church greeting people and getting to know them by name.

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Riverview Church
4980 Sweetgrass Lane
Bonsall, CA 92003

Service Times

8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM Sundays