Colchester Free Will Baptist Church


Pastor Dallas L. Slemp and his wife Vivian

I was brought up in a Christian home; my dad was the pastor of this very church for nearly 45 years.  I was saved at the age of 12, finally yielded to the call to preach in February 2003.  I pastored another church for 5 years; and over the past three years I have been involved in evangelistic work and assisting other churches to fill their pulpit as needed.

Vivian and I have been married since November 1978; we have three children, Barbie, Andrew and Kori, three amazing grandchildren, Howie, Alex and Olivia.  Barbie’s husband Mark McDavid is also a minister and they reside in Florida.
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the congregation here at Colchester Free Will Baptist Church and the surrounding communities.  I thank the Lord for his Grace and Salvation.

One of my favorite verses is 1 Corinthians 1:18 (KJV) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.


Colchester Free Will Baptist Church has been blessed to have Pastor Joel L. Slemp serving at the church for more than 45 years.  Though now retired, we hold him in the highest regard and honor him for his years of faithful service to God.  He and his wife Donna remain vital, active members of the church; offering valued counsel and support to the ministry of Colchester Free Will Baptist Church.  Pastor Slemp has been an encouragement to so many, pressing, “It’s a know so, Salvation.”  We thank God for his Godly influence and leadership.



Assistant Pastor, Joel L. Slemp
and his wife Donna