Josh is the founder and lead pastor of Charles River. In addition to serving the city of Boston, he has a passion to see the spiritual tide turn in New England in his lifetime. Josh has bachelor and seminary degrees in Religion and Church Ministries, and has started ministries for youth and families in urban housing developments along with new churches in Greater Boston. On top of his ministries in Boston, he enjoys traveling to speak across the country with a unique focus on the northeast. Josh and his wife Becky have two sons, Isaiah and Luca and a daughter Norah. He loves investing in next generation leaders, coaching his kids' baseball teams, marathon running and exploring New England. Josh and his family live in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury.
Born in Dorchester, Kevin has a deep love for the people of Boston. Today he lives with his wife, Pam and children, Zoe, Levi and Evangeline in East Dedham. He loves working with his hands, playing guitar, and spending time near the water with his family. A graduate of Framingham State, Kevin is now pursuing his Masters of Divinity through Southern Seminary.
From Walpole, Mass, Artis connected with Charles River Church as a student at Bentley University. He quickly joined our worship team, engaged with our discipleship ministries, and then spent a year in our Leadership Fellowship. In addition to directing our worship ministries, Artis is a beloved youth leader and coaches basketball and track at Boston Trinity Academy.
ELDER & CHURCH PLANTING CATALYST
Jua plays an active role in the Boston community. As a trusted faith leader, he serves as team chaplain for the New England Patriots. Additionally he serves as Executive Director of the Boston Collaborative, an organization that connects workplace Christians to each other and to needs within the city of Boston. Jua also volunteers his time on the Greater Things Greater Boston Steering Team and Little Voice Early Learning Center Advisory Board. He’s had the privilege of speaking nationally to churches, with business leaders, and on college campuses including Harvard, MIT, NC State, and the University de Cocody (Cote D’Ivoire), West Africa. His family planted Heart Change Fellowship, a multi-ethnic congregation in Jamaica Plain, MA which merged with Charles River in the Summer of 2018. Jua’s heart is seeing people live passionately for Jesus. He and his wife, Regina, are parents to four energetic children.
Will moved to Boston from UK with his wife, Katie, and two young boys. Now a father of four boys (two Bostonians!), it's needless to say that he leads an "active" life. He teaches at the British International School of Boston while also pursuing a Masters in Divinity at Toronto Baptist Seminary. An avid sports fan, he can engage in robust dialogue about nearly any and every sport. In addition to leading our Chestnut Hill Connection Group and serving as a beloved River Kids teacher, Will cares well for our church family as an elder.
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Rachel began following Christ when off at college at UMass Amherst. Upon returning to the Boston area after graduation, she jumped in with Charles River Church, directing our River Kids ministry and now serving as our Executive Assistant. She has a passion to see children know and follow Jesus and to see the mission of Charles River propelled in Boston and beyond.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Andrew has been with Charles River from the beginning as a freshmen at Bentley University. He has served for several years as a faithful volunteer with our River Kids, spent a summer as an intern, and now serves our ministry team leaders and college ministries. A graduate of Gordon Conwell, Andrew and his wife Marie serve Western Suburb colleges (Bentley, Brandeis, and Lasell) with CRU.
RIVER KIDS CO-DIRECTOR
Hailing from the South Shore of Boston, Pam grew up in church which helps her cast a compelling vision for a vibrant children's ministry in a growing young church. She co-directs our River Kids ministry while impressively balancing serving as a full-time mom and homeschool teacher with three young children!
Born and raised in Dorchester, MA, Antoine is Boston through and through. Having served in almost every capacity as a church member, he began sensing God's call on his life for pastoral ministry. He pursued that call and recently completed a Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary on top of working full time in the corporate world. Antoine has a deep love for his home neighborhood of Dorchester and leads Crossroads Ministries, a neighborhood-based ministry seeking the flourishing of DOT. In his free time, he enjoys, DJ'ing, working with area recording artists, and running his own sports podcast.