Tony Baker: Elder

Tony & CindyTony and his wife Cindy came to RiverLife Fellowship in 1996 when they moved here from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Tony attended River Life Fellowship’s Christ’s School of Ministry and was ordained as Children’s Pastor shortly after in 2005. In 2014 Tony moved into his role as Elder.

Both Tony and Cindy love the Word, worship, and the presence of the Lord and are very thankful to be part of a fellowship that values the Word, worship, and His presence! Tony and Cindy are leaders of the “Finding Treasure in The Word” life group.

Tony’s hobbies include percussion, trail running, Italian cooking, and digging deep into God’s Word. One of Tony’s latest passions is what he calls a “Bible Study Map.” The Study Map, companion Bible studies, and Bible studies for the “Finding Treasure in The Word” life group can be found here https://christinmestudymap.wordpress.com.

Tony is originally from Springfield, MA, and has lived in New Orleans, LA, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. His wife Cindy is originally from Hollywood, FL. They have two sons together.

Tony can be reached at [email protected].

John Croley: Elder

John & Sue CroleyJohn and Sue Croley moved to Mooresville from Ohio in 1982 and joined RiverLife in 1999. John became an elder in 2006.

John is a retired power transmission engineer and enjoys doing projects around the home in his free time.

Sue heads up the Prayer Ministry at RiverLife, and together John and Sue host the “Practical Christianity” Life Link.

They have three children.

They can be reached at [email protected].



Dean Stein: Elder

Dean & Jenny SteinBorn and raised in New York, Dean Stein has resided in North Carolina since 1988 and has been a member of RiverLife Fellowship since 1999.

He has been in commercial finance for more than 30 years. Dean authored the book “Freedom From Financial Funk,” available on Amazon. 

Dean, being Jewish, loves the Messiah and has a huge heart for Israel. He considers it a privilege to have served RiverLife in various capacities these past 20 years.

Dean and his wife Jenny have been married for over 40 years. They are the parents of five fantastic adult children and 14 beautiful grandchildren. The couple lives in Mount Ulla, where they enjoy raising chickens and gardening.

You can reach Dean at [email protected].

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