Pastoral Staff

Dr. James Montoro
Senior Pastor
(413) 241-0015

Dr. James Montoro came to Pioneer Valley Baptist Church in 2011 with a desire to see God work in Westfield, MA. He is married to his college sweetheart, Leslie. They have two daughters, Caralyssa & Joyahnna.

Pastor Montoro graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with his Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Theology and later went on to pursue a Master’s, and then Doctorate Degree in Theology as well. Before pastoring Pioneer Valley Baptist Church, he served on staff at a few churches of like faith throughout the country for over two decades.

James Fesh
Assistant Pastor
(219) 671-8148

Bro. James Fesh came on staff as the Assistant Pastor of Pioneer Valley Baptist Church in December of 2017. He and his wife, Victoria, met while at Bible college and were married in December of 2017.

Bro. James graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Theology and Counseling in 2017, while Victoria graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with her Bachelor’s Degree in  Education and a Master’s Degree in Music Education in 2016. Bro. James is the youth pastor and oversees our Sunday School, bus ministry, grounds keeping, and maintenance. Victoria plays the piano, helps with special music, and assists with the youth group and children’s ministries.

Ministry Leaders

Jake Doser
Song Leader

Ray Panlilio
Head Usher

Gerry Verardo
Choir Director