I was born in Springfield, MA and have remained in the local area ever since. I was married to my loving wife Tracey for over 35 years before she went home to be with the Lord in 2022. I have one son, Christopher and daughter-in-law Shelley. I am a proud grandfather who enjoys spending time with family, grilling, and going to Cape Cod and Maine every year.
My late father, Pastor Gene Pass, began this church ministry which evolved from a small home group into the current church in Agawam. I have served for over 35 years in the ministry and consider myself to have the heart of a servant. In 2010 a door opened for the church to purchase our first and current building in North Agawam at the corner of Maple Street and Bridge Street. As the church entered into the next phase in Agawam, I also I stepped into the position of Lead Pastor following my father being called to his heavenly home.
As the Lead Pastor of Church of Redemption, it is my goal to continue to fulfill the vision that God placed in the hearts of my father and myself. God’s commission to the church is that those who believe in him will share the good news of Christ. Likewise, the vision for our ministry is to connect, engage, and uplift our local community by holding yearly events like a living nativity and outdoor festivals. My desire is to encourage and strengthen the church leaders and members. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from Westfield State University. My academic knowledge coupled with my experience in ministry has given me a sense of humility and the heart of a shepherd. It is my honor to serve this church.