Faculty/Staff

Dr. Robert J. Burrelli Jr.

Dr.BurrelliDr. Burrelli holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hebrew and Old Testament studies from Cambridge University, and has over twenty years experience in the pastorate in New England.  During that time he founded Pilgrim Bible Institute for lay people that equips them for ministry and offers a certificate in Bible, Pilgrim Counseling Ministries that offers regular training courses in biblical counseling to church members, missionaries, and pastors as well as hope and help for hurting souls, and served as one of five editors and was a regular contributor to the Journal of Modern Ministry.  Dr. Burrelli has been an adjunct professor for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary since 2006, a part-time hospice chaplain for New England Hospice since 2013, and is the senior pastor of his new church plant (2014), Pilgrim Reformed Bible.

Rob Ventura

Rob-VenturaRob Ventura is one of the pastors of Grace Community Baptist Church of North Providence, Rhode Island and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Baptist Seminary. He is an author and blogger for Reformation 21 and has co-authored two books on Reformation Heritage Books A Portrait of Paul and Spiritual Warfare. He is the general editor of Going Beyond the Five Points, Covenant Theology and Lectures in Systematic Theology and is a contributor to the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible.

Jonathan Tavares

 

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Jonathan was raised in Massachusetts where he and his wife Christine now reside along with their two children. They are members of Grace Community Baptist Church in North Providence. Jonathan has worked in real estate and property management for the past 9 years. He currently works in real estate sales in the Greater Providence area.

Jack Buckley

Jack-BuckleyJack Buckley is co-Pastor of Grace Community Baptist Church in North Providence, RI.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. Graciously saved as a boy, he has been an active churchman in two biblical RI churches for well over four decades. He has publicly taught the Bible in those contexts for more than three decades. An elder at Grace since early 2003, he had also served as an elder at his previous church for nine years. He has collaborated extensively with Pastor Ventura in various publishing endeavors including Portrait of Paul, Spiritual Warfare, Going Beyond the Five Points, various blogs/articles for Reformation21, and also assists in planning and facilitating the annual Southern New England Reformation Conference. Pastor Buckley is also bi-vocational, working in the technology sector for leading companies in the areas of design engineering, product management, and program management. He is happily married to Lisa and has a grown son and daughter. For recreation, Pastor Buckley enjoys playing various musical instruments in a variety of settings. Having a RI based school of the Bible was on his objective list for many years and he is excited to be a part of this important service to the church in our region.