Reverend Dr. Jonathan A. Malone, Senior Pastor

Dr. Malone grew up in Albany, N.Y. where he attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. He went to Oberlin Conservatory of Music for two years and then transferred to the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York, Potsdam, graduating with a Bachelors of Music. He received his M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School and his PhD in Theology from the University of Dayton. His dissertation was on Baptist Ordination.

Dr. Malone has served churches in Dayton, Ohio, Bryn Mawr, PA, and since 2009, East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He and his wife Rebekah have four boys who take up the majority of both of their free time. When he can sneak away, Dr. Malone loves playing the bassoon in a number of different musical ensembles and the bass guitar in the First Baptist jazz trio. He loves reading, hiking, and watching Kung Fu movies (or any other kind of movies).

When asked about serving the church Pastor Malone stated, “I have a passion to share the joy of Christ with others and to help them grow in their own joy.”

He can be reached at the church Office 401-884-2322 or