Meet Our Staff


Pastors & Ministry Directors

Dexley Dorcely
Lead Pastor

Dexley is 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/assistant at Grace Bible Church in Cranston. Dexley's early years of ministry were as a youth and children’s minister in Fall River. Before moving into full-time vocational ministry Dexley worked as a mechanical engineer. 


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


Dexley is married to Brianna and enjoys reading, parkour, volleyball, and spending time with friends. He's excited to see God work in Faith Community Church, Providence, and beyond. 

Contact Pastor Dexley:

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.

Contact Pastor Bill:

Laura Verdi
Worship Director

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. 

Contact Laura:


Abbey Jones
Children's Ministry Director

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.

Contact Abbey:


Hannah Enos
Communications Director

Hannah is passionate about all things creative, Jesus, and mental health advocacy. She is a transracial adoptee from the Philippines who grew up in RI. She loves to make music, climb mountains, and drink herbal tea.

Hannah currently heads up our communications and creative team. She has previously worked in digital media marketing in NYC, and currently owns her own PVD-based design studio.

Hannah can't wait to see how God works at FCC!

Contact Hannah: 401.447.8214


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.

Contact Cody:


David Fensler
Church  Planting Resident

David is originally from Oklahoma and moved to Rhode Island with his family in August 2021 to start a church. Prior to moving to Rhode Island, David served as both a pastor and a youth pastor at churches in Oklahoma. David is married to Kristina and they have 4 children. He has a Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master's degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 


David has a passion for teaching and discipleship and seeing people understand what God's will is for their life and learn how to pursue it. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing golf, and woodworking.

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Dexley Dorcely
Bill Jones
John Slaiger
Raymond Washington


Robert Bray, Jr. (Deacon of Prayer)
Maria Washington (Deaconess)
Sylvia Really (Deaconess)

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