The Ming Estate was settled in 1837 by the Honorable James Ming, Post Master, livestock farmer, and grandson of an American Revolutionary commissioned officer. The estate house was tastefully restored in 1990. Riverbend Chapel was dedicated in 2002, and in keeping with the traditions of yesteryear strives to build “happy and cultured homes, where the old fashioned hospitality of former days is preserved”– 1878 Atlas of Franklin County.

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Riverbend Chapel is committed to the needs of today’s couples. Along with officiating your ceremony, Riverbend Chapel has on staff pastors that will provide Christian counseling for both pre and post-marital sessions. There is no charge for these services.


Only through Jesus Chris is eternal life possible to everyone who receives Him as Savior and Lord. We believe in God’s Holy Spirit, given by Jesus Christ to all His people, as a source of strength until Jesus’ return.

We believe in the gifts the Spirit brings as a sign of His presence with an absolutism on no particular gift but an openness to all of them. Only as each person allows the Spirit to work does the Church become all that God intends her to be. We believe that the Bible, God’s Holy Word, sets the standard for living. It is authoritative for us as a rule of faith and practice.

Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.