Staff

  • Pete DeAngelis - Senior Pastor

    Pete was born and raised in Fairfield, CT. He grew up in the church and trusted in Christ at a young age. Pete played football in high school and college until God called him away from from football during his junior year. This brought the opportunity to work at ESPN during his final year in college. Pete was trained and mentored at South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham, MA, where he had many opportunities to develop  his gifts in preaching/teaching and discipleship. Pete has completed his M.A. in Religion concentrating on Biblical Studies and is pursuing his M.Div at Southern Seminary. Pete and his wife Sammy, just moved to Taunton. He enjoys hiking, sports, athletic endeavors, the New York Giants, reading, and barbecues. 

  • Joe Hooper - Youth Pastor

    Joe has been a part of the WSBC family since 1987. He joined the staff and church membership in 1989. He has served in his current role as the Youth Pastor since 1999. He resides in Taunton.

  • Katie Hawxwell - Administrative Assistant

    Katie is from the small town of Acushnet, MA where she grew up attending her local church. She started attending WSBC as a member in the spring of 2017 and immediately started singing for our worship team. She is newly married, and she currently resides in Berkley with her husband Jaren.