Our Pastors & Staff

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. 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.
Jack & Maria DaGraca, Senior Pastors
 Pastors Jack & Maria DaGraca are the Senior 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 and Pastor Maria is ordained through FHFC, Inc.
Henri Talbot, Associate Pastor
Pastor Henri Talbot serves as an associate pastor of Father’s House Family Church. He came to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ in 1982 and shortly after that received the infilling of the Holy Spirit. He served faithfully in various capacities within the ministry of helps and was ordained in 1994 through Faith Christian Fellowship, Intl.  He is ordained through FHFC.
Pastor Henri’s area of grace is to help support another man’s ministry and help to bring forth the plan and vision God has placed in them. It will suffice to say he wears many different hats. He understands that one way to love God is by serving His people.
He is an automobile technician by trade, “a nuts and bolts” kind of guy, which translates into his style of teaching the Word of God. He ministers in a very practical and    sometimes humorous way as to equip the hearers with the right tools to fix what is broken in their lives. “YOU CAN FIX ANYTHING WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS.”
Pastor Henri has been married to his wife Nancy since 1978, has one daughter, Christina, a son-in law, Mike, a granddaughter, Sarah, and two grandsons: Ryan & Nathan.
Maria Murphy, Administrative Pastor
Maria Murphy is the Administrative Pastor of Father’s House Family Church. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the church, develops and recommends strategies for growth, leadership, and program improvement.  In addition, Maria currently serves as Praise and worship leader and Church at the Park Event Coordinator.  
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 seeks to inspire others to live intentionally to achieve maximum success.  She is passionate about helping people discover their purpose and empowering them to take steps to see their dreams and goals fulfilled. 
Maria has worked in healthcare for 19 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. 
Maria is the daughter of Pastors Jack & Maria DaGraca and is married to Eric Murphy who serves on the FHFC Executive Team.  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.