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Dr Clayton (Cal) Lord Jr.

Pastor

Pastor Cal began his ministry at Central Baptist Church in March 2011. Before accepting the call to CBC, he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Norwich, CT for nearly 26 years. He is available by appointment by calling the church office

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Dorothy McClure

Administrative Assistant

Dorothy began with us in December of 2018. She is the friendly voice you hear when you call the office each week day. Dorothy is in the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Lynn Dowding

Director of Music, Organist & Choir Director

Lynn became our Music Director in 1999. Her duties include service as our organist and Senior Choir Director. She also coordinates the special music events at the church.

Prior to becoming the Music Director, Lynn worked with the Junior/Senior high choirs at Central Baptist 
beginning in 1992.

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Ben Geer

Youth Group Leader

Ben has a passion for working with the youth. He volunteers with his home church but was hired in 2019 to staff our youth group.

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Donald West

Head of Building Maintenance

Don has served as a long time Trustee and as the head of our Men's Work crew for years. We recently coaxed him out of retirement to return to service and to oversee the cleaning and maintenance of the church building and grounds.

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Raymond Deptulski

Sunday Building Supervisor

Ray came on the staff in 2017. He is Mr. Versatile. He has been primarily our Sunday morning building supervisor but he has also been our number one handy man.

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Lauren Sposato

Director of Central Nursery School

Lauren is a gifted pre-school teacher and a wonderful, caring person.  We are blessed to have her. She received her undergraduate degree from Iona College. She went on to receive her Master’s degree in education and was recognized as a Rhode Island Highly Qualified teacher.  She began her teaching career at a private school in New York.

In 2009 Lauren joined the staff of Central Nursery School.  She quickly showed herself to be an asset to the leadership team.  Two years ago she began working on a new curriculum that is now used in the classroom and has received accolades from the parents for its ability to prepare their children for kindergarten. In 2013 Lauren became the lead teacher and Director. Her approach to early childhood education has been through hands-on exploration and authentic experiences both in and out of the classroom.  Her nurturing and caring approach to instruction provides a safe and loving environment for children to develop and grow.