Senior Pastors & Elder


Rick and Annette Snowden

Pastors Rick and Annette Snowden came to pastor Community Life Church (formerly First Baptist Church) over 25 years ago. They met as students at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY were Rick went on to graduate in 1982 with a degree in Pastoral Studies.

Rick and Annette have been married for over 33 years and have three married sons - Jeremiah and his wife Alicia and their three sons (Caleb, Judah, and Ezra), Joshua and his wife Leah and their two sons (Micah and Elliott), and Jonathan and his wife Aimee and their son (Jonathan August).

Rick and Annette are affiliated with MFI (Ministers Fellowship International) in Portland, OR. Rick is currently serving as president of The Catskill Ecumenical Council (Catskill clergy) as well as serving on the board of Gallupville Full Gospel Church in Gallupville, NY.

Annette has served on the staff of Creative Word Ministries for Rev. Sylvia Evans as staff intercessor for over 10 years.

Worship Pastor & Elder

Tony and Ellen DelVescovo

Tony and Ellen and their family have attended Community Life Church since 1989. Tony serves as the Worship Pastor since 1999 and served prior to that as an alternate worship leader from 1991-1999. Tony also serves as an Elder at CLC since 1993.

They have been married for over 35 years and have four children-Alicia and her husband Jeremiah and their three sons, Jaclyn, Matthew and his wife Jessica, and Jessie. 

 Tony owns and operates a Forestry Consulting business since 1981 as a trained and certified forester. 

Ellen is very involved in various ministries in the church. 


John and Joanne Scopa

John and Joanne were married in May of 1986. They have 3 children – Jeanmarie (married to Seth Vargas, one grandchild, Job), Julianne, and Jacqueline (married to Aaron Starry). The Scopas have been covenant members of CLC since 1997. John was ordained an elder in 2005. He is an annointed teacher and helps oversee the Connect Group meetings, including leading past groups and training new leaders. Joanne has enjoyed working with youth and has a heart for worship and evangelism. They are excited and expectant to see and serve in the plans God has for our church and the surrounding communities.

Office Admin. and Personal Secretary to Pastor Rick Snowden

Janet Anderson

Office Secretary

Barbara Jobson

Maintenance and Grounds Keeper

Claude Dedrick