What we are about

Foundations are Important.  If the foundation is faulty, then whatever is built on it will not last.  Much has changed since Riddles Bend Baptist was founded in 1919, in our world, and in the way we "do" church, but there are some foundational things that must never change. Here are "foundational" things that matter to us.

God matters.  We are a church so you would expect us to say this.  But we are striving to make it true in all that we do.  We want the worship of God to be at the center of all we believe and all we practice.

People matter.  They matter to God so much that He sent Jesus to pay the price for sin on the cross.  If people matter to God, we want them to be a first priority to us. Since people matter, you will often find Riddles Bend serving the community in various ways to show the love of God to people and to reach "one more."

The Bible matters.  Creation reveals there is a God, but the Bible is God's Revelation of Himself.  It tells us what He is like, why He made the World, and us.  It tells us about ourselves, why we sin, and why we need a Savior. And, it tells us about Jesus; Who He is and about the Good News of His death, burial, and ressurection to pay for our sin.  Without the Bible we would know about the character, nature, or love of God. 

Our Leadership Team

The staff of Riddles Bend Baptist Church is made up of people whom God has gifted and called.  They love what they do, and are passionate for the things of God. If you have any questions for us, feel free to reach out to us by email at riddlesbendbaptist@att.net or by phone at 256-442-8374.

  • Rodney Prickett- Pastor circlefacebook  circletwittercircleinstagram circleemail   

    Rodney was raised in Westover, Alabama and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1986.  That same year he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and the following year he sensed God was calling him to preach. He has a Bachelors Degree from Southeastern Bible College and Masters Degree from Rockbridge Seminary. With 30 years of ministry experience, Pastor Rodney has served at Riddles Bend since 2011.  He is married to Karen and they have three sons; Mackenzie, Mason, and Micah.

    Rodney is also extremely involved in the community.  He serves as President of the Board for the Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center, He also serves Chairman of the Board of Adjustments, and previously as a  City Councilman for Rainbow City. He also serves as chaplain for Rainbow City Police Department and Fire Department.

    Rodney and Karen consider their marriage an incredible gift of God's grace,  After losing everything in 2010, God has done an amazing work of restoration in their lives.  Below is a video of them sharing their testimony at First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA in June of 2011.

  • Tim Maeger- Student Ministry

    Tim began serving as our Student Pastor in 2018.

    He is from Southside, AL and is a 2001 Graduate of Southside High School. He was saved in a revival service at First Baptist Church of Southside at the age of 7 years old. He has a degree from Covington Theological Seminary in Student Ministry and Church Administration. He was a summer missionary with the EBA for four years and has served on the BCM (2003) leadership team at Gadsden State. He has served in student ministry in multiple churches in Etowah County and Marshall County since 2002.  He has been married to his wife Carrie Maeger since 2013.


  • Carrie Maeger- Music Ministry

    Carrie began serving as our Music Director in 2018.

    Carrie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, before her family moved back home to Albertville, Alabama when she was two years old,. Music and church have been a solid part of  her life as far back as she can remember. 

    Carrie  was saved on New Years Eve at the age of  13. 

    She is a graduate of Albertville High School, and from Jacksonville State University with  a degree in Vocal Music Education. She is a Music Teacher in the Oxford City Schools system, and also teaches private voice and beginner piano lessons. 

  • Karen Thompson- Children's Ministry

    Karen has served in various volunteer capacities in Children's Ministry at RBBC before officially becoming our Children's Director in 2019. 

    Karen grew up in Etowah County and spent many childhood summers here in Riddles Bend with her grandfather.  She had the honor of bein a preacher's kid which meant besides getting certain looks from the pulpit she also  spent a few years begging to be baptized by her father like everyone else, but thanks to his patience and guidance, waited until she was saved at 11 years old.  She grew up in church and began working with kids there when she was a teenager on Wednesday nights and VBS.  She married her husband, Jeff, in 2003, and they have two daughters, Emory and Amelia.

    She graduated from Southside High School and from Jacksonville State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  She is currently teaching at Holy Comforter Episcopal Day School.