New church in Gonzales becomes chartered

Staff reports

River South was chartered by a commission of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church at its Sunday morning worship service, Nov. 16, in the historic “Old Schoolhouse” of The Cabin Restaurant at Burnside. The church held its first worship service on this site on Easter Sunday, 2006, and was sponsored by River Community Church in Prairieville.

The mission of River Church South is to help people become devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and all are welcome.        

Some 70 people attended, and saw the Rev. A. R. ”Russ” Stevenson installed as pastor by the Rev. Garnett Slatton, pastor of the parent church.  Installed as elders were Nolan Cashat, Jack Miller, Jody Boudreaux and Jimmy Wilson.

Services are held at The Cabin Restaurant, Hwy 44 at Hwy 22 south of I-10 at exit 179, just south of Pelican Point on Sundays at 10:30 am. Sunday school and nursery are provided. For more information, call 257-4067 or  visit