Ray Lightcap, Interim Pastor

Pastor Ray Lightcap has served in Christian ministry for 53 years.  He started out in ministry by working for four years with Young Life in the Philadelphia area. After his marriage to the lovely Ruth Lightcap, he pastored First Baptist Church of Brewster, NY.”

Ray has served as Director of Spiritual Development for Capital District Youth for Christ since April of 2002. Prior to that, he was Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Brewster, New York for 25 years.   He has also served as an Interim Pastor in a number churches, but has continued to be a member of Faith for the last 16 years. As our Interim Pastor, he will serve for 20 hours per week while continuing his present role with Youth for Christ.

Ray and Ruth have two sons by birth, a daughter by adoption, and 3 daughters by inclusion.  They are Grammy and Grampy to 14 grandchildren.


Bob Port, Executive Pastor

I joined Faith’s pastoral staff in 1990 working with youth and children’s ministries because I sensed God’s call to make disciples in the local church. I now oversee all of our adult ministries such as Adult Bible Fellowships and small groups as well as Men’s ministries and Women’s ministries. As the Executive Pastor, I oversee helping the entire church family put into practice God’s vision for our church.

I enjoy the outdoors. I earned a Wildlife Management degree from West Virginia University and a Master’s of Divinity from Trinity Divinity School. My wife, Julianne, and I have a daughter, Jess, at Gordon College and a son, Zack, at Syracuse University. In my spare time I enjoy woodworking and camping with the family.


Paul Taddeo, Worship and Media Arts

I am convinced that through a series of current events in my life that God is pursuing me. Ministry in Adoration at Faith is a means to testify to His wonderful work and grace in my life. The process of leading others into worship has been a calling on my life. I hope to continue in His work for as long as I am able and I hope to press on toward the goal set before me.

There is no doubt in my mind that God has placed a passion within me to lead His people to experience God’s presence through musical worship. I find it both humbling and empowering to serve in ministry as a child of God. In every way, my ministry is an outlet to make God known to believers and those looking for meaning in life.

I received my education at Messiah College, majoring in church music and minoring in business. I am married to Kathryn, my beautiful wife of ten years, and together we have two wonderful children, Sienna and Colden. I remain committed first and foremost to my family. They are my current and future support system and where I find great joy. I am so thankful for who they are and what they bring to the family to make it what it is.


Jon Schultz, Youth Director

As the youth director at Faith, I count it a joy to serve our students  both in the church, and to the greater community for the Gospel.  I believe I am called to minister alongside with families through the highs and lows of life for God’s glory.

I am a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute (2005) bachelor’s degree from Clarks Summit University (2008), and a master’s from Baptist Bible Seminary (2017).  Currently I am pursuing a masters of biblical counseling from Faith Bible Seminary in Indiana.

Most importantly, it is a blessing to be making memories with my wife, Beth, and our three sons: Evan, Aiden and Liam.  We love spending time together outside when it’s warm and playing board games like Catan, when it’s cold.  We count it a joy to have been in full-time youth ministry since 2008 and thankful for the friendships made along the way.


Carrie Pearson, Children’s Elementary Director

Let me introduce myself…

My name is Carrie Pearson and I will be joining Betsy D’Errico as Elementary Student Director at Faith Baptist Church. I grew up in Glenville, New York where I became a Christian as a preschooler attending East Glenville Community Church. I was very active in my church’s youth and teen ministries serving seven summers with Children’s Sand and Surf Mission in Ocean City, New Jersey.

I attended The Newhouse School at Syracuse University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. During my first career as a morning anchor, producer and reporter in Northern Maine, I recommitted my life to Christ.
By God’s leading, I left journalism and received a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education from The College of Saint Rose and began pursuing my passion for working with children. I love to teach! It is an amazing moment when a child puts all of the pieces together and understands something new for the very first time. I have had the opportunity to teach in three states and many classrooms.

I met my husband, John, at a mutual friend’s wedding and we have been married over 15 years. John and I have two daughters, Emily and Abby. Our girls were born in Arizona and New York became our family’s home after a cross country move in 2011.

I love serving the Lord! Children are the lights that shine into the homes of friends and family, school classrooms and neighborhoods. I am looking forward to partnering with the families of Faith Baptist Church as we work together to equip and train the children of FaithKids.


Betsy D’Errico, Children’s Preschool Director

I grew up in Florida and went to Northeastern University in Boston where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. I also received my “Mrs.” degree when I married Rick just out of college! Most importantly, I became a Christian in college after learning of God’s forgiveness and love for me.

Rick and I have two children, Grace and Zachary. When they were attending Our Savior’s Lutheran School, I worked in the library where I enjoyed working with the students and school staff for seven years.

My family has been attending Faith Baptist since 2001. We have served in ministry together in the nursery, Children’s Church, Awana, and college-age ministries. We have also served as a family in missions locally and in Uganda and Ukraine. Before kids, Rick and I went on a mission trip to China to bring Bibles to the underground church. I have served on the Impact Team and together with Rick I am currently serving on the Marriage Ministry Team as mentors.

I am grateful for salvation through Jesus and want to serve Him in all I do! I am honored and privileged to be able to serve our church family.

Support Staff, Administrative and Facilities

Office Staff –

Sheri McHerron
Office Coordinator


Heather Nygaard
Administrative Assistant


Stephen Nygaard
Facilities Director