Pastor Bruce E. Rivers

Pastor Bruce E. Rivers

April 1955 – February 2021

Pastor Bruce E. Rivers, a resident of Los Banos, CA, passed away February 12, 2021. He was born April 16, 1955. Bruce was the Sr. Pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Dos Palos, CA. Pastor Rivers grew up on the Monterey peninsula in Seaside, CA where he attended Seaside High School and Monterey Peninsula College as football stand out. He furthered his education by attending Laney College in Oakland, CA and El Camino College in Southern California, graduating from California State University at Northridge.
Pastor Rivers was a founding charter member of the Sigma fraternity at CSU Northridge. He worked as a Sound Engineer for the late recording artist Natalie Cole. He was an ordained pastoral member of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Rivers was a member of the CURE Net National Pastors Network and a featured speaker on pro-life issues. 
Pastor Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 19 years Emily Rivers, his children, and grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held February 20, 2021 at 12:30PM at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 21372 Reynolds Ave., Dos Palos, CA.
Please share memories and condolences in the guestbook below.


  • roy green February 18, 2021 1:43 am

    a great guy

  • Reverend Emmett Dorsett February 19, 2021 2:34 am

    My brother from another Mother friend. You will truly be missed. Take your rest until we meet again

  • Refugio Morales Llamas February 20, 2021 7:41 am

    A strong voice for Christ.

  • Dec Robert, Deborah & Tamara Graham February 20, 2021 4:34 pm

    God is Sovereign, He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak, May God give you the comfort you need in this time of sorrow

  • Deborah Shaw, Pickens SC February 21, 2021 7:36 pm

    Heaven has gained a saint but how sad for us here on earth to loose such a wonderful Christian man and Pastor. He was a bright light shining in the darkness, a champion voice for the rights of the unborn and a friend to many. While I did not know him well I felt He was a true brother in Christ. May God love and protect his family and meet all their needs. Until we meet in Heaven Pastor Rivers may you rest well in the arms of our savior Jesus Christ. Prayers and Blessings on his family. With much love, prayers and respect ❤️

  • Racheal, Joshua, and Gabriel March 2, 2021 2:41 am

    My Pastor there are no words to describe the pain in my heart at this time as I mourn your passing I will celebrate your life and do better and help others you and Sister Emily were like parents to me and my boys you led them to be better young men you baptized them WE LOVE YOU PASTOR THIS IS NOT GOOD BYE THIS IS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

  • Deborah Lewis March 3, 2021 6:17 am

    Pastor Rivers, a man of many talents and gifts from the Lord. When ever you were around him, you could feel the joy of what God had done in his live. He was a man that could and would give his voice for the unborn and stood up for righteousness in what ever situation he faced without fear. I am so blessed to have known this man of God. He has now finished is race and has gone home to receive his rewards…to ever be with the Lord! We shall meet again, my brother!

Leave a Remembrance