Our Pastors & Staff

The leadership team at Father’s House Family Church recognizes that Jesus is the HEAD of the church and He is the source of everything that we need. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Maria Murphy, Senior Pastor/CEO
Maria Murphy is the Senior Pastor and CEO of FHFC.  She has been serving in churches since she was a child.  She is the daughter of our founding pastors and she helped them pioneer FHFC in 1999. She previously served as the children’s ministry leader, worship Leader, Executive Director, and Administrative Pastor.  
Maria firmly believes that EVERYONE was designed by God for a purpose and that our past does not define who we are nor does it determine our future. She is passionate about helping people discover their purpose and empowering them to take steps to see their dreams and goals fulfilled. 
Maria worked in healthcare for 21 years in an executive administrative support role.   She attended Rhema Bible College in Oklahoma and she is a Certified speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team.  She holds dual credentials with Rhema Ministerial Association, Broken Arrow, Ok., and The Worship Center Network, Lancaster, PA.
Maria is married to Eric Murphy who is the Vice-President of Father’s House Family Church.  She has two adult children and a granddaughter.  
Justin Barros, Youth Pastor

Justin was born in Cape Verde Islands. In 1991 at the age of fourteen, he came to the United States and moved to Central Falls, RI.  He began attending Father’s House Family Church in 1999 where he was born again at the age of twenty-two.

Justin has a heart for service and for evangelism. He has served the congregation of FHFC as an usher for many years. He feels blessed to have had opportunities to share the gospel alongside his mentors in community evangelism and outreach.
In 2012, he became facilitator to a home bible study group in Pawtucket RI, that still meets weekly.  With a desire to serve in a greater capacity still, he joined the transportation ministry, and began driving the church van. 
In 2018, he was ordained by FHFC and installed as youth pastor.  Justin’s heart is to share the uncompromising word of God as final authority, through practical teaching, in a fun and nurturing environment.
Justin works in manufacturing as a machine operator. He is fluent in four languages; Cape Verdean Creole, English, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is an avid fitness enthusiast.  He married his wife and co-laborer in the faith, Kristi in 2016. He is step-dad to a teenage son, Derek. The Barros’ family welcomed a baby girl, Ariella in March of 2018.
Jack & Maria DaGraca, Founding Pastors
Pastors Jack & Maria DaGraca are the founding pastors of Father’s House Family Church. Both were born in Brava, Cape Verde. They were married in 1970. They were born again and filled with the Spirit in 1975  and immediately began taking steps to answer the call that God had placed on their lives
Through the years they have been instrumental in assisting numerous pastors establish churches; serving as associate pastor, praise & worship leader, women’s ministry coordinator, and in other areas of helps ministry.
Their heart’s desire is to see people walk in, and completely fulfill, the plan that God has for them. It was this desire and mandate from God that caused them to step out and start Father’s House Family Church in 1999.
Pastors Jack & Maria both graduated from RHEMA Bible Training Center and Domata School of Missions located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Pastor Jack is ordained through the Rhema Ministerial Association.