Senior Pastor & Eldership

Rick and Annette Snowden

Senior Pastor & Elder

Pastors Rick and Annette Snowden came to Community Life Church (formerly First Baptist Church) over 28 years ago. They met as students at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY where Rick went on to graduate in 1982 with a degree in Pastoral Studies. Rick and Annette have been married for over 36 years and have three married sons - Jeremiah and his wife Alicia (Their sons: Caleb, Judah, and Ezra), Joshua and his wife Leah (Their sons: Micah, Elliott, and Jace), and Jonathan and his wife Aimee (Their sons: Jonathan and Garrett).

Rick and Annette are affiliated with MFI (Ministers Fellowship International) in Portland, OR. Rick currently serves as part of the The Catskill Ecumenical Council (Catskill clergy) as well as serving on the board of Gallupville Full Gospel Church in Gallupville, NY. Annette has served on the staff of Creative Word Ministries for Rev. Sylvia Evans as staff intercessor for over 15 years.

Tony and Ellen DelVescovo


Tony and Ellen and their family have been members of Community Life Church since 1989. Tony has served as the Worship Pastor since 1999. Tony also has served as an Elder at CLC since 1993. They have been married for over 40 years and have four children- Alicia and her husband Jeremiah (Their sons: Caleb, Judah and Ezra), Jaclyn, Matthew and his wife Jessica, and Jesse. Tony owns and operates a Forestry Consulting business since 1981 as a trained and certified forester, making his time at the church largely volunteer based. Ellen is very involved in various ministries in the church. 

John and Joanne Scopa


John and Joanne were married in May of 1986. They have 3 children – Jeanmarie (married to Seth Vargas, one grandchild, Job), Julianne, and Jacqueline (married to Aaron Starry). The Scopas have been a part of CLC since 1997. John was brought on to the eldership in 2005. John has worked with our connect groups training leaders and helping start new groups. Joanne has enjoyed working with youth and has a heart for worship and evangelism. They are excited and expectant to see and serve in the plans God has for our church and the surrounding communities. John also serves at CLC as a volunteer.

Nate and Stephanie Hart


Jeremy and Alicia Snowden


Jeremy and Alicia have been raised attending Community Life Church. They both have had parents in leadership and have served as volunteers in various ministries throughout the years. Married in 2005, they have three children, Caleb, Judah and Ezra. Jeremy and Alicia both serve on the worship team, and in the past have been involved in youth ministry as well as the administrative team. Jeremy was brought on to the eldership in 2018. Alicia also serves on the first aid and safety team. Both have a heart to see God move in the local church and reach the community through fellowship.

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Core Leadership Team

Steph Hart

Worship Pastor & Core Leadership Team

Owen and Dorrell Sterling

Core Leadership team

Pat Gessner

Prayer Team & Core Leadership Team

Annette Snowden

Security Team Lead & Core Leadership team

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Matt and Jessica DelVescovo

Pastoral Assistant & Core Leadership Team Lead

Zeb and Amy Haggerty

Small Groups Lead & Core Leadership Team

Shawn Doig

Host Team Lead & Core Leadership Team

Alyssa Dyer

Community Kids Lead & Core Leadership Team

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Administrative & Financial Secretaries 

Barbara Jobson

Adminstrative Secretary

Janet Anderson

Financial Secretary

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Building Maintenance and Ground Keeping

Claude Dederick

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