Elders /Deacons

  • Steven gRAHAM


    Born in Biddeford, Maine in 1949. I grew up in Maine, North Carolina, back to Maine, and then back to North Carolina finally moving to Miami, Florida at the age of nine. Graduated from Miami Central High School, attended Miami Dade Community College with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts.

    It was while I was in Community College that I came to faith in Christ. This new faith changed my life and rather continue my education to acquire a degree in art I changed my major to theology and attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri after two years I moved to attend Baptist University of America in Hallendale, Florida. Having finished my course of study, I moved to Chicopee, Massachusetts to assist in the planting of a reformed baptist church in 1975. I have remained with this church, Pioneer Valley Baptist Chapel, until the present.

    I married my high school sweet heart, Paula, and we were blessed with three children Nate, Stephanie, and Zack. Our children have blessed us with five grandchildren to date. Theologically, I am a reformed baptist holding the London Confession as the sum in short of what I believe the Bible Teaches theologically. We are an independent church, belonging to no denomination, yet we do belong to the Reformed Baptist Network which is an association of churches of like faith and theology with which we cooperate in order to send missionaries and assist in planting new churches throughout the world and America.

  • Andrew gUIDARA


    I was raised mostly in Baptist Churches throughout my childhood. Most of my elementary education was spent at Whitinsville Christian School. My mother, who has been a great godly influence to me, sent me to Baptist Village Academy for High School. Despite being sent to Christian Schools, and going to church Sunday after Sunday, I was not close to God. I did not know Him. I was far from Him. I hated Him. I was not yet redeemed.

    At seventeen years old, on a hot summer afternoon, for the first time in my life, I felt the great weight of my sin, and was found by Christ. At that moment, and ever since, the Bible made sense to me. The Bible opened my eyes to the truth of God’s creation, my sinful nature, and the power, justice, grace and glory of God.

    I have been attending and serving at PVBC since 2009. I love PVBC! It truly is a bright light in a dark world. I earned a B.A. in  Biblical Studies from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. In 2008-2009 I also studied at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, PA. I am married to my beautiful wife Gisell and was recently blessed with my little baby girl. I enjoy playing guitar and bass, writing music, cooking, surfing, and riding roller coasters. Without coffee I am not sure I would be alive today. (J/K)

  • Francis Deschaine


  • mIchael bOOBER


  • dANiel mARRA


  • dAVid mARRA


  • Joseph Smuda