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Welcome and thanks for checking us out!  Our church family is made up of all ages and walks of life.  We're engineers, school teachers, janitors, scientists, stay at home moms, contractors, retirees, students, gardeners, Navy, Coast Guard, and more.  We are from lots of different communities throughout southeastern CT.   But one thing unites us, our desire to become and make disciples who love and serve Jesus Christ!

We are a family of believers in Jesus.  We trust Him to save us from our sins.  We study His word, the Bible, in order to know Him more deeply.  We come together to help each other along in our journey, to lift each other up when we fall, and to grow more and more in the grace of our Lord.  We hope you will come and join us!

our pastor: rev. Dr. Michael Peach


Pastor Michael, a Pennsylvania native, accepted Christ in college. Michael earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in 2005 at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 2006. Michael earned his Ph.D. in New Testament at Gateway Seminary in 2013. He taught 8 years as an adjunct professor at Gateway Seminary and is currently teaching New Testament online classes for the Rhode Island Seminary Extension Center.

Before coming to FBCW in April 2019 Pastor Michael served in roles such as full-time youth pastor, child and adult Sunday school teacher, young adult and adult small group leader, and others. He firmly believes that discipleship through Bible study is essential for growing up the body of believers. Pastor Michael takes Christ’s command to make disciples seriously. He desires for people to know who they are in Christ and serve him with passion.


Pastor Michael and his wife Jennifer have been married for 17 years.  They met at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Michael is a huge Boston sports fan.  In his free time he enjoys playing golf and other sports, reading, watching movies, listening to music, drinking coffee, and walking Diva the family dog, a Welsh Pembroke Corgi.  

OUR elders:

Andy seeks to connect people through our various teams at FBCW.  He is a
retired submarine veteran and continues to work in the defense industry with
submarines.  Andy has enjoyed being an AWANA leader for many years.  Andy
has been in various leadership positions and been a member of FBCW since
moving back to New England several years ago.  Andy and his wife have been
happily married for thirty-plus years and counting. In his spare time, Andy
enjoys woodworking, home repairs, participating with multiple teams at the
church, and helping others.   

Andy Meeks

Greg, originally from western NY, is a lifelong Boston sports fan who moved to Connecticut in 2004 while on active duty as an officer in the United States Navy. 

After leaving the Navy, Greg went on to work as a senior software quality analyst for the defense industry.  He is an active member of the church Audio/Visual team and Church Safety Team.  On Sundays, Greg can typically be found in the sound booth

or checking kids into the Christian Education Wing of FBCW.  Greg and his wife Amy have been married for 12 years and have two daughters.

Greg Mooradian

Bruce comes to the church with a long service history of leading small group bible studies, singing with the worship team, serving as a greeter, and handling finances. 
He and his wife, Jan, have lived in Waterford since 2014. Bruce retired from the Navy and currently works for EB. He is also an instructor for newly hired employees and teaches ongoing training for electrical personnel in the Shipyard Test Organization. 
Bruce enjoys outside activities as well as weekend outings with his wife. He can be found working on his car, splitting wood, and supporting his wife with her business. 

Bruce Lichtenwalter
OUR Executive Assistant
Sherry Lidestri
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