Reverend Angela SagesseSenior Pastor Reverend Wilsage Sagesse
"I have been in the Church of God all of my life. My father was a Church of God pastor who instilled in us the message of God's love for all people. The Church of God has long been a proponent of unity among all believers. In a divided world, my heart has always been drawn to the peace and unity we can find in Christ.
Prior to ministry, I worked in the social service and criminal justice fields in inner city Chicago. It was there God called me to follow in the footsteps of my father and be a pastor. I began ministry in 1997 as a youth pastor at the Eaton First Church of God in Eaton, Ohio where I served for 5 years. I then attended seminary at the Anderson University School of Theology in Anderson, Indiana. There, I met my husband, Wil, who is originally from Haiti. While in seminary, I served as a youth pastor at the Avon Community Church of God in Indianapolis, IN and was there for 6 years. Wil is also an ordained pastor in the Church of God and serves
My husband, Wil, and I longed to serve in a multi-cultural church where the unity of God could be seen and experienced across ethnic and racial lines. Having grown-up all my life in the Midwest, I never considered the East Coast as our next ministry position. However, God lead us to Rhode Island to meet the congregation here and we fell in love with the spirit, the love and the unity. I have been the Senior Pastor since April 2010. Wil is also an ordained pastor in the Church of God and serves with me here as co-pastor through preaching and leading various ministries. We are excited to see what God is going to do here as this church is faithful to the call of God to serve Him, to serve our community and to serve each other.
Wil and I have been married since August 2006. In October 2009, we were blessed with the birth of our son, Josiah. Mollie, our dog and Josiah's best friend, rounds out our family."
Richard Hazard Deacon of Proclaim
"I have been a member since 1978 and Deacon for 8 years. As Deacon of Proclaim, I desire to see people come to know the love of the Lord and for our church to interact with our community."
Holly Hazard Deacon of Accept
"I began serving in Children's Ministry 12 years ago. I can be found serving in the capacity
of teaching and Family Nights middle school group leader at PFCOG. I have
been serving on the Board of CE since 2004. Also, I am the Deacon of Accept. In this role, I desire to help people understand their need for fellowship and to provide opportunities for really sharing with one another so we can be the Family of God."
Avis Hazard-Spears Deacon of Exalt
have been at Peace Dale for 53 years. I have held positions for 30
years as Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Board of Christian
Education, Pulpit Committee and Worship Leader. Currently I am one of the
Deacons. I have lead Prayer
Services, Spoken a few Sundays when needed and have
filled in whenever and wherever needed in this congregation. I am committed to Christ and to exalting his name through worship. I am married to
B. Spears Sr. I have been a church daughter all my life, in the Peace Dale First Church of God
Dallas Hazard Chairperson of Board of Trustees
Susan Hazard Treasurer
"I began attending the Peace Dale church in 1974. I have served as church Treasurer for a
total of 14 years, so far,
and as Janitor, both fill-in and regular, for approximately five years. I have filled the position of Vice
Chairperson on the Board of Trustees as well as being a regular member, as Sunday
School Secretary, have been a member of the choir, and I have worked in the
church Library. I also spent several
memorable summer weeks as a Counselor at Roaring Brook Camp. I am retired from a career with the State
of Rhode Island, and live in Charlestown with my husband Dallas, who is also
very active in the church; we have two daughters, with corresponding
sons-in-law,one grand-rabbit and one grand-dog."
Sarah Collum Church Secretary
"I have attended PFCOG for as long as I can remember. I have grown up with these members and see them all as family. I accepted the Secretary position in December of 2010, and have enjoyed serving the Lord through this position since then. Also, currently the Nursery Coordinator and serving on the Board of Christian Education. I have been married since August 2006. We have a beautiful son and daughter together. I also run my own photography business, enjoy crafts, and just listening to music and love to fellowship with my friends and family.