Matt Walton joined the staff of South Main in October 2018.  Matt grew up in College Station, Texas.  He attended East Texas Baptist University, where he received a B.A. in Speech Communications.  As well, Matt attended Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry, concentrating on discipleship strategies and life-long conversion in the transition from adolescence into early adulthood.  Matt moved to Houston from San Angelo, Texas where he served for eleven years at Southland Baptist Church.  Prior to joining the South Main staff Matt served as Associate Pastor of Missions and Spiritual Formation.  Matt met his wife Kristie while at ETBU, and they have two children: Evan and Finley.



ROBC Annual Diaper/Formula Drive For CCSC

Terry Stewart Memorial

Once again, ROBC will come together and make a significant impact on the lives of children as we gather diapers and baby formula to help stock the shelves at CCSC.  For the past several years, around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the ROBC community has participated in this ministry in memory of Terry Stewart.  Terry was a faithful CCSC volunteer who had a special love for ministering to young families in need.  If you would like to be part of this ministry, you may drop off donations of diapers, baby formula, or can openers in the church foyer or Welcome Center through Sunday, June 23.  If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may give a check to ROBC.  Please make sure you include CCSC Diaper/Formula Drive on the check memo.  All sized diapers are needed.


ROBC Prayer Ministry meets Wednesday & Sunday Mornings





If you sense the Holy Spirit leading you to broaden your prayer life, we hope you will become a part of the ROBC Prayer Ministry.  The Living God is calling His people, called by His name, to intercede for the needs of His world.  The group will be praying for our church, its members, and our contemporary "Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the Earth." Acts 1:8

We will meet weekly in the chapel Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM.  This is super casual.  Come in workout clothes or on your way to work.  And if you can only be there for a bit, no problem.  Just come and go as you can.  We are incredibly excited about strengthening the prayer ministry in the life of our church.  

We will also meet weekly in the Men's Bible Study (FH-C) at 9:30 AM, prior to Sunday 10:00 AM Worship.  We hope you will join us during one or both of these dates!


The ROBC Church App


Why a church APP?

Adults Spen on average 2 hours a day looking at their phones 

Staying connected to ROBC during the week

  • Encouragement 
  • Reminders of special events
  • Weather (Harvey, Ice, Storms)
  • Important info needing to be shared ASAP

Quick access to the church calendar

How do I get the APP?

Go to the APP stores and search River Oaks Baptist Church

The App is free

What is in the APP?

Calendar of church activities 

Push notifications or Text Messages

  • General 
  • Targeted groups

Audio files of sermons

Prayer request form

Opportunity for online giving

Many other features we may add in the future

Text Notifications


  • When you download the APP, you are automatically added the GENERAL text group.  (You can go into setting and turn it off should you desire.)


Monthly Mission Opportunity

CCSC's Southwest Emergency Services
(food pantry services)

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Gethsemane Campus
6856 Bellaire Boulevard  Houston, TX 77074 


Saturdays in 2019 from 8:45AM-12:00PM
January 26,  February 23,  March 23,  April 27, June 1 & 29,
July 27, August 24

River Oaks Baptist and St. Paul Presbyterian Churches are teaming up to serve in the food pantry.  Southwest Emergency Services serves clients in crisis who live in zip codes 77031, 77036, 77072 and 77074 by providing a five day supply of food for people experiencing hunger or food insecurity.  Clients can also be referred to other agencies for long-term assistance.  The food pantry managers and dedicated volunteers come from local Christian churches in the area.  

If you are interested in helping, please contact Czarena Siebert at  She can give you the necessary training materials for the varous volunteer positions, or you may show up and shadow an ROBC volunteer.  All are welcome, so bring a friend!  This is also a fun and rewarding way for young people to earn community service hours.