Pastor Josh Armendariz
Started Mid-November, 2019 - Josh comes to KFCC from the Cornerstone Baptist Church in the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny, Iowa, and five years at Abundant Life Christian Center in Wilmington, MA. He brings 16 years of experience as a Sr. Pastor, Youth Minister, and Discipleship Ministry. Josh has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Josh’s wife Elizabeth, is also a GCTS graduate. Josh and Elizabeth describe themselves as a team, and they have two children, Tristan (11) and Angie (7). E-Mail Josh
Rev. Dr. W. David Thomas - Pastor Emeritus
David is on sabbatical until sometime in 2021. He has celebrated over 40 years since his ordination and has advanced degrees from Southern Baptist and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries. David started as the Pastor at Kingston FCC in 1997. He has been a leader of Noah's Ark Day Care Center, The Pregnancy Care Center (Haverhill, MA), Rotary Club, Sarah's Place Adult Day Health Center, and New England Home for the Deaf among other community organizations.
Associate Pastor - This position is Open
Currently the Assoc. Pastor position is open at First Congregational Church. For more than a dozen years the congregation has been supported by two pastors. One position has largely been focused on pastoral care. In addition to providing direct biblical and spiritual care and occasionally preaching, this pastor has supported the work of a lay Pastoral Care Team, GriefShare, and Stephen Ministry. Seminary educated and otherwise qualified individuals ordained (or willing to be ordained) by the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference or a similar association of Christian churches are encouraged to send inquiries to the church office. Click HERE for more information.
Elaine Prestipino - Director of Ministry Support Services;
Elaine works in our busy church office as Director of Ministry Support Services and as Financial Administrator where she handles the day to day financial tasks of the church. In addition to her paid staff positions, Elaine volunteers as a member of the Budget Review Team and is involved in small group Bible study. E-Mail Elaine
Cindy is the newest member of the office staff. She helps put together the weekly church publications as well as any other day to day task that needs attention. In addition to her staff position Cindy, co-chairs A Circle of Christian Women and is involved in small group bible study groups. E-Mail Cindy
Judy Hunter - Music Director / Organist;
Judy Hunter is the Music Director/Organist at FCC. She has served the church with excellence in that capacity for more than fifty years. E-Mail Judy
Martha Trainor - Director of Children’s Ministries;
Martha Trainor has ten years of experience working with elementary and pre-school aged children. Her teaching experience includes working at Portsmouth Christian Academy and at a pre-school in Beverly Farms, Ma.
Gwen Citarella - Director of Youth Ministries;
Gwen brings to Youth Ministry a deep desire for youth to encounter the love of Jesus Christ and to help them forge a meaningful and lasting connection to his body of believers. E-Mail Gwen
Mike Fabello - Sexton;
Mike is responsible for the physical upkeep of the church building including the sanctuary, Rent Fellowship Hall, bathrooms, kitchen and Sunday school rooms.
Ruth Cranton - Choral Director & Worship Technology Leader:
Geoff Ketcham - 8:45 Worship Leader:
Dave Spaulding - Newton Worship Leader: