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

Dashawn Bristol

Minister of Youth & Evangelism
Dashawn began serving at Faith Baptist in October 2018. He was born and raised in Boston, MA and is still in awe that our God, Jesus Christ, would personally desire to seek and save him. He is newly engaged to Jessica. He has always been told his area of service is evangelism and youth and he realizes how invaluable it is to follow Jesus at an early age. Dashawn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Northeastern University and currently is studying for his Master of Divinity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He remains passionate about sharing the life-transforming gift and person of Jesus, preaching and teaching God’s Word, spiritual transformation and multiplying biblical followers of Jesus.

Email: Dashawn@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

Shaunna Varin

Children’s Director
Shaunna has spent more than 13 years with Faith, investing her time and energy into 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

Mike Zompa

Worship Director
Mike is a self-taught musician that has been playing both guitar and piano for over two decades. That love of music led Mike to begin participating in Faith’s music ministry several years ago a supportive musician. This ultimately led to him being called to lead Faith’s worship team in October of 2018. Since that time Mike has grown in both his ability as a Worship Director and his love of serving God by leading His congregation to worship in song. 

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

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