Meet the team

Brian and Rebecca Dube

Brian and Becky are both lifelong Acushnet residents where they currently live on a lake.  They have 3 children.   Brian's idea of a vacation always involves a beach and a book.  He loves spending time with people, drinking Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee, and playing games.  Rebecca enjoys spending time with family, working outside in the yard, paddle-boarding and game nights.  

Brian is the Lead Pastor.  He focuses on preaching and teaching and works with the leadership team to make sure CFCNB is a place where God continues to change lives through authentic, transparent, Christ-centered community.  Brian is also a chaplain with the New Bedford Police.  He is a graduate of Teen Challenge (2008) where he received his first ministerial credentialing.   He has completed undergraduate studies at Bristol Community College, Global University, and the Berean School of the Bible. He holds certifications in Biblical Counseling and Biblical Studies and has an MA Degree with a focus on Urban Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.  He is close to completing the Doctor of Ministry program at Liberty University with a focus on Theology and Apologetics.  He also is awaiting approved credentials  with  the  Assemblies  of  God.  

Rebecca co-leads the Children's Ministry, serves as a Youth Group Leader, and is part of the Worship Team. She earned her degree in Early Childhood Education. She holds MA State Certification as a Childcare Director and has over 25 years experience working with children and youth, including owning and operating her own Daycare/Nursery School for over 10 years.  

Jamie and Stacey Casey

Jamie and Stacey reside in Dartmouth and enjoy serving together, traveling when possible, spending time with their children and their two dogs, Ellie and Peanut.

Jamie has been serving in church leadership since 2010 and has been pastoring since 2016.  He is one of the Associate Pastors at CFC where he oversees discipleship, men's and women's ministry, and our community group ministry.  In this role, he helps to preserve the mission of “being and making disciples of Jesus.”  He also serves the local community as a spiritual consultant to a drug and alcohol treatment facility, and he was previously the program director for a local non-profit that assists people with life-controlling issues like addiction and homelessness. Jamie is a Teen Challenge alumnus, attended Global University, Southern New England School of Ministry, Gateway Theological Institute, and is currently attending Lancaster Bible College where he is pursuing a degree in biblical studies and pastoral counseling. His passion is to serve broken people and reach the lost with the hope only found in Jesus Christ.

Stacey serves in children's ministry, plays a leading role with the women's council, and also leads a weekly women’s discipleship group.  She loves her career as a hairstylist at Joseph’s Hair Design in New Bedford.

Sam and Rachel Bongiorno

Sam and Rachel live in New Bedford where they have both lived most of their lives. Sam loves fishing, Rachel and Jesus...but not in that order. He can usually be found in a kayak, jumping off of a cliff into the ocean or quoting Nacho Libre! In her spare time, Rachel has been known to sing like a Disney Princess. They love spending time together outside.

Sam is one of the Associate Pastors where he oversees Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministries. He is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and earned his BA in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry from Northpoint Bible College. He is finishing his MA in Old Testament at Gordon Conwell.

Sam and Rachel have both have a heart to see the gospel reach people of all ages. They often host young adults at their home. Rachel works full-time as a corporate accountant and also volunteers helping in the Children's Ministry.

Willy and Christina Rivera

William and Christina are New Bedford natives where they still reside along with their five children. They are a family known for homeschooling and for fostering children. They continue to serve in various ministries here at CFCNB. They are both on staff and are part of the core leadership team. Willy serves as an Elder and  Outreach Coordinator. Christina is the Worship Leader and oversees all aspects of the Worship Ministry.  Together they also help people by walking them through the church connection and volunteer process.

Cathy Ortiz

Cathy works as an assistant to the pastors and also helps keep things running smoothly at CFCNB.   She is involved with the women's and hospitality ministries, and serves wherever she is needed.  She currently lives in Coventry, RI.  When she is not hanging with her Viking cats Thor and Odin, she lounges around listening to the smooth sounds of Exile.