Meet The Staff

Chuck Costantino

Lead Teaching Pastor
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Chuck is a native of the 1000 Islands. His background is in Communication Art and Music.  He holds both a BA and an MFA in the Arts while spending many years pursuing his passion for music and songwriting.  God called Chuck to pastoral ministry in 1998. He has served as a Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor, and served as Senior Pastor of High Falls Baptist Church in Theresa NY for 6 years before returning to the River where he now serves as Lead Teaching Pastor.

Chuck has a passion for communicating God’s Word and sharing his love for Jesus in word and song. He and His wife Jennifer have 4 children, Matthew (1987), Andrew (1990), Emily (1994) and Charlotte (1998).   Chuck and Jennifer enjoy family time, fishing, boating and life along the St. Lawrence River.

Sarah Flack

Children's Ministry Pastor
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Sarah grew up in Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She continued her education at East Tennessee State University where she met her husband J. D. and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary as a Master of Divinity student. She served as the Preschool Department Director at First Baptist Church in Laredo, Texas as well as a Maestro-level Kindermusik educator before moving to Clayton in 2007. After volunteering in children’s ministries at The River for three years, she was called to be the Children’s Pastor in January 2012.

Sarah‘s passion is sharing Jesus with children and their familiesShe and her husband J.D. have three children of their own: Noah (2003), Micah Grace (2008), and Asher (2012). Their full house also includes a couple of lazy cats, an elderly basset hound, and a box turtle named Ella. In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, hockey, discovering new music, and traveling with her family.

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