Church Leadership

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Dexley Dorcely

Lead Pastor

Dexley is a originally from Fall River, Massachusetts. Prior to assuming the role of Lead Pastor, Dexley served as the Associate Pastor of Faith Community Church. He has also served as a pastoral intern at Grace Bible Church in Cranston and was one of the staff leaders of Christian Student Fellowship, an on-campus ministry at Rhode Island College. Dexley's early years of ministry were as a youth and children’s minister in Fall River. 

 

Dexley has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mass-Dartmouth and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at Southern Seminary.

 

Dexley is married to Brianna and enjoys reading, parkour, volleyball, meeting new people, and great conversations. 

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Bill Jones

Associate Pastor

 

Bill is originally from Maryland. He is a graduate of Washington Bible College. Bill has decades of ministry experience, including working at The Providence Rescue Mission. Bill previously served at Faith and Hope Baptist Church in a variety of pastoral and teaching roles. He is a gifted preacher and teacher and leads the church's URBACAD program.

 

Bill lives in the West End. He is married to Linda and they have two adult children; William and Abigail.

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Joe Verdi
Pastoral Assistant


Joe is from East Greenwich, Rhode Island and has a passion for Jesus. He is a graduate of Community College of Rhode Island, where he helped to lead a campus Bible study for students. Joe previously served in the West End through a connection to the Summer OFF parks program, which is where he got connected to the church. Joe has served in youth and young adult ministry for over a year at FCC and occasionally preaches. 

Joe is serving as a pastoral assistant, where he is learning about the calling to pastor and regularly comes alongside the elders to assist them in their roles and learn from them in the process. Joe attends Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary online. He is married to Laura and they live in the Elmwood neighborhood.

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Abbey Jones

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Abbey grew up in the West End and has a love for seeing the seeds of the Gospel planted in the youth and children of the church. She has served in numerous children's and youth programs. In years past, Abbey has been a camp counselor at Camp Cedarwood in Barrington and has regurlarly assisted in running Vacation Bible School.

Abbey lives in the West End and serves our church in a number of ways. Her focus in ministry is the children's ministry and the youth ministry.

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Hannah Enos
Communications Director

Hannah is a local Rhode Islander with a passion for music, art, and the local church. She has experience in consulting and creative arts. Hannah manages the church social media, website, and weekly communications. She is a godly woman with a heart for connecting people for the glory of God. Hannah enjoys music and plays several instruments. 

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Cody Crowder
Student Ministry Director

Cody is originally from Pennsylvania. He has a passion for serving others and for empowering youth. He has been involved in the church's youth ministry for three years and has actively discipled a number of students towards a better understanding of their God. Cody is very creative and enjoys art and cultural experiences. He lives in the West End.

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Laura Verdi
Worship Leader

Laura grew up in Rhode Island. She has experience in running her own business and working with children and teens. Laura has a love for music and the arts. She has served on the worship team and been involved in leading worship in a variety of settings within the church for two years. Laura is currently pursuing an online ministry degree at Spurgeon College. She is married to Joe and they live in the Elmwood neighborhood. 

Elders & Deacons

Elders

Dexley Dorcely
Bill Jones
John Slaiger
Raymond Washington

Deacons

Robert Bray, Jr. (deacon of prayer)
Maria Washington (deaconess)
Sylvia Reaney (deaconess)