Senior Pastor Derek and Dalia Atkinson

Derek & DaliaDerek and Dalia have been serving as pastors at Hope Evangelical Community Church since 2010. Derek was born and raised in Rhode Island and now lives in New Bedford alongside his wife and four children. Derek and Dalia have a heart for reaching people, and they are excited about being a part of advancing God’s kingdom in Dartmouth, Greater New Bedford area and beyond.

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Pastor Ken & Grace Hebert

Ken and Grace Herbert

Pastor Ken & Grace have been helping with leading Hope Church since 2010.

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Russell and Beverly  (Pastoral Care)


Russell and Beverly Ariagno have joined our staff to assist with our pastoral care ministry. Russell and Beverly take on the ministry of nursing home visitations.

contact Russell @ 774-365-2877



Deaconate Staff

Jason BarbozaJason Barboza

Jason (Jay) has been serving faithfully at Hope Church with his wife Monica since 2010. Jay lives in Freetown with his wife and two children.


Jason Barboza

Monica BarbozaMonica Barboza

Monica has been serving faithfully at Hope Church with her husband Jason since 2010. Monica lives in Freetown with her husband and two children.

Monica Barboza