Thank you for taking time to visit our website.  The purpose of our site is to better acquaint you with our church, and to assist you in finding the right place where you and your family can know God in a more personal and life changing way.  

Royal River Baptist Church is a conservative church in the Yarmouth area which preaches the timeless truths of the Bible.  We believe God loves you and has a purpose for your life.  It is our desire to help you recognize and enjoy the special relationship God seeks to have with you.

You may be hurting, confused, frustrated with life, tired of empty religion, empty promises, and empty relationships.  Perhaps you feel that life is meaningless, hopeless and not worth living.  Or, maybe you’re just looking for somewhere that you can learn more about God, meet some likeminded friends, and be involved in serving the Savior.  Regardless of your circumstances and needs, you’re why God has called us here.  Our great desire is to provide you with real hope and real solutions to life’s most important questions and challenges.

We’re not here to entertain or impress.  We are real people, in a real world, with real problems just like everyone else.  However, we know the One who forgives sin, and helps us overcome the world with all its temptations, problems, and heartaches.  Our aim is simply to exalt our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We seek to know Him intimately, and to make Him known.

We would count it a great honor to help you know God in a deeper, more life changing way.


Pastor Brooks Suttle

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Brooks and Tricia were both raised in Christian homes in Western North Carolina. Brooks grew up in Swannanoa, NC and Tricia in Sylva, NC. Brooks made a profession of faith at the age of 8 years old. However, as he got older and began to study the Bible, he began to question if he understood the gospel when he was 8. He struggled under this burden for many years until the Lord showed him that if he would trust him completely for the forgiveness of his sins, he could know for sure he had eternal life. Brooks took God at is Word and fully trusted him for the salvation of his soul. Tricia was saved at the age of 13 at her Grandpa's house after hearing her parents discuss the Second Coming of Christ.

Brooks graduated from C.D. Owen High School in Black Mountain, NC. After graduation, at the age of 18, he knew God was calling him to preach his Word. October 1, 1986 he preached his first message. Tricia graduated from Victory Christian School in Sylva, NC. They both attended Tabernacle Baptist College where they met and were married in 1990. Brooks went on to graduate from TBC with a Bachelor of Theology Degree in Bible.

The Suttle Family has served the Lord in various capacities over the years. Brooks has served as Pastor, participated in various mission trips at home and abroad, served as Song Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Master's Club Coordinator; and has been actively involved in nursing home and evangelistic outreach. Tricia has served as Pastor's wife, pianist, organist, Sunday School Teacher, Master's Club worker, and has been engaged over the years in evangelistic outreach.

The Lord has blessed Brooks and Tricia with five wonderful boys. They have each made a profession of faith in Christ, (except for their youngest child), and are a blessing to their ministry.  Their two oldest sons are married and live in SC.

The Suttle family moved to Maine in December 2014 to start the Royal River Baptist Church in Yarmouth, ME. The church is located in the Yarmouth Marketplace where they are holding weekly services on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and on Wednesday evenings. The Suttle Family is commissioned by the Swannanoa Heights Baptist Church in Swannanoa, NC where they actively served the Lord for over twenty years.

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