About Our Team

Joined together for Kingdom Growth!

Dr. Ed Stutz

Sr. Pastor
Pastor Ed began serving at Faith Baptist in June of 2015. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and has been a pastor for over 30 years serving churches in Missouri, Illinois and Arizona. He is married to Heather and they have three married children and seven grandchildren. Pastor Ed received his Doctor of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, from Central Missouri State University. He is passionate about preaching and teaching the truths of God’s Word and loves helping people come to know and grow in Jesus.

Email: Ed@faithbaptistri.org
Office: (401) 738-7664
Fax: (401) 739-5393

Helen Vaughn

Office Administrator
Helen has been with Faith Baptist since 2008, serving as the churches “go-to” administrative resource. Previous to Faith Baptist, Helen spent 9 years with Hewlett-Packard, where she developed an intimate understanding of business administration and operations. As a native Rhode-Islander, Helen studied Business Administration and Management at Bryant University, and she has a passion to continue to develop her skills in service to growing God’s Kingdom and making disciples.

Email: Helen@faithbaptistri.org
Office: (401) 738-7664
Fax: (401) 739-5393

Steve Grenier

Worship Director
Steve has been leading worship at Faith Baptist since 2008. Before beginning his time with Faith, Steve had developed a rich history in music that grew out of his love for worship of all kinds. He has expressed this through two Christian bands that he founded, beginning with his first band, Grafted In, in the late 90’s. Steve also continues to play live venues with his current band, Speak Life. He also leads worship for the Hope In Jesus Ministries at the minimum security prison in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Email: Steve@faithbaptistri.org
Office: (401) 738-7664
Fax: (401) 739-5393

Shaunna Varin

Children’s Director
Shaunna has spent more than 13 years with Faith, investing her time and energy in to every child she serves. As the leader of the Children’s Ministry, she oversees the administration of the policies, the ministry workers and the development and oversight of many special events. Included in this is Faith’s yearly Vacation Bible School event, which serves upwards of 200 children throughout the five day schedule each August. Above all else, she finds no other joy than to see children develop in their relationship with Christ.

Email: Shaunna@faithbaptistri.org
Office: (401) 738-7664
Fax: (401) 739-5393

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