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Pastor Dave Barker

Throughout his membership at River Valley Baptist Church since 1988, David J. Barker completed several courses at White Oak Baptist Institute, River Valley Baptist Institute, New England School of the Bible, and the Online Baptist College of America.  In addition, he has been the Adult Sunday School teacher since December 2002.


 On April 29, 2008, the church ordained Dave as one of the deacons, an office he held until October 20, 2013, when, after a unanimous vote, he was ordained pastor of River Valley Baptist Church.

Born and raised in the Valley, David and his wife Marianne, were married in 1977, and have eight children, and several grandchildren.

Pastor Ray Tillotson

“I am saved through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God who was slain on my behalf.”  

Prior to becoming associate pastor, Raymond Tillotson attended River Valley Baptist Church for seventeen years. He served as deacon for eight years. He participated in several ministries, including teaching Sunday School, preparing and delivering sermons, Vacation Bible School, and the nursing home ministry.


Pastor Ray attended many ministry workshops, and the annual Northeast Leadership Conference held at Central Baptist Church.

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