Our Pastors

Pastor Carlos Navarrete

Pastor Carlos Navarrete

Senior Pastor

Carlos Navarrete has been a pastor since he was 21 years of age. His passion for Biblical preaching and love of the local church have been the hallmarks of his ministry. Through his personal life and preaching ministry, God has used him to reach many souls and families for Jesus Christ.

In 2018, the Navarrete’s moved from California to Johnston, Rhode Island, where Carlos accepted the call to pastor the Greater Rhode Island Baptist Temple. The Lord has placed a burden on Carlos’ life to re-establish His church and let the light of the Gospel shine!

Carlos and his wife, Jenny, have been blessed with 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys. It is the joy of their life to serve the Lord together!

Dr. Thomas G. Crichton III

Dr. Thomas G. Crichton III

Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Crichton founded the Greater Rhode Island Baptist Temple in March of 1975. Together with his wife Ginny, he faithfully served the Lord, our church, and our community for 37 years as our senior pastor.  In September of 2012, Pastor Crichton became our Pastor Emeritus as he stepped down from the role of senior pastor. Currently, he and Ginny continue to serve the Lord, as an extension of our church, in the roles of helping other ministries with church planting, itinerant preaching, and personal evangelism, not to mention numerous speaking engagements literally around the world.

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