Dr. Joel Grassi serves as the Pastor at CCBC. He is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College (‘97, B.S.) and holds a Doctor of Theology degree from Emmanuel Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as an M.Div. and Th.M. He has done additional post-graduate work at Alliance Theological Seminary and the Jewish Theological Seminary of NYC, and is currently doing additional study at Dallas Theological Seminary. Before coming to Commonwealth Dr. Joel had pastored in Westchester County, New York and had been a seminary professor in Hartford County, Connecticut.

Pastor Joel grew up in the NYC area and has a heart for urban ministry. He served in a variety of roles at CCBC before stepping into the role of Pastor at the end of 2013.

He serves in cooperation with Baptist Mid-Missions, an Independent Baptist church-planting agency headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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