The Mitchells > Senior Pastor

Pastor Ray Mitchell
Senior Pastor

South New Milford Baptist Church has been an integral part of Pastor Ray and Lisa Mitchell’s life for many years. Lisa grew up in our church and they met here in the Spring of 1983 and were married the following year. They celebrated 30 years of marriage in June 2014. 

God has blessed them with three grown children (Felicia, Katie, and Tim [Melissa]) and three grandchildren (David, Madison, and Jackson).

Pastor Mitchell has the desire to reach out to people in our community and to welcome them into our church where people from all walks of life come to know God through a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He also desires to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus and in their knowledge of the Bible in order that they will want to become life-long followers of Jesus. 

Pastor Mitchell believes that Jesus offers to His followers the way to the most satisfying life possible. This is the life that we want the faith community of South New Milford Baptist Church to experience!


The Radfords > Outreach Pastor

Pastor Kevin Radford
Outreach Pastor

Pastor Kevin and his wife Amy come to South New Milford Baptist Church from New York State, where they also both grew up in the Syracuse area. Pastor Kevin’s love for technology and good coffee are exceeded by his love for God and the gospel. He completed his ministry education at Word of Life Bible Institute, Tennessee Temple University and Baptist Bible Seminary.

Amy spent a majority of her childhood at Camp BaYouCa. That is where Kevin and Amy met as teenagers and were married there in 2001. Amy enjoys teaching and writing, but her biggest role is being Mom to Jack and Emma.

As a family they enjoy camping, working in their garden, or relaxing at home with a bowl of popcorn and a good superhero movie.


The Gordons > Youth Pastor

Pastor Jared Gordon
Youth Pastor

Hi, I'm Pastor Jared. I was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. When I was young, we lived down the road from the pastor of a local church. He became friends with our family and led my sister, mom, and dad to the Lord. When I was six years old my mom worked for the church and I went into the pastor's office to talk to him and he led me to a personal relationship with the Lord. 

When I was in seventh grade I went to camp at the Wilds and I surrendered to work in full-time youth ministry because I knew that was God's call on my life. I unfortunately spent the next 12 years pursuing my own dreams and pushing that commitment aside. In April of 2008, my wife and I went on a mission trip to New Orleans with our youth group to help build houses for Hurricane Katrina victims. When I got home from this trip, I finally surrendered to God's call on my life. Alyssa and I looked at Bible colleges and God brought us to Arlington Baptist College in Texas for me to pursue my degree in Youth Ministry, and then upon graduation, we headed up to South New Milford Baptist Church in May 2013. 

My wife, Alyssa, was born in Albany, New York. We met because both of our families attended the same church as we were growing up in New Hampshire. We were married on August 11, 2007. We have one child, Fayth.