nick and cindi debenedetto

Pastor Nick DeBenedetto


In 2011, Nick DeBenedetto retired as a local police officer after 26 years of service and began serving in a full-time capacity as the counseling pastor at his home church in north Phoenix.

While completing his master’s degree in Biblical Counseling, God revealed more clearly his sovereignty and goodness through the writings of many of the reformers.

In January of 2017, Nick began his Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working his way through his coursework.

Nick has been blessed by God to be married to his bride Cindi since 1987 and they have six sons, five daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.

pete and lori smith

Pastor Pete Smith


In 2016, Pete Smith retired from police work after 21 years of service.  He earned an advanced degree in Security Studies from the U.S Naval Postgraduate School and teaches graduate courses at Arizona State University.   Pete and his wife Lori met in high school and have been married since 1990.  They have three married children and four grandchildren.

Pete served as an elder in a local church for eight years before becoming part of the RRBC core group in June 2018.  In August 2018, Pete began coursework for a Master of Divinity Degree at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary.

Deacon Mark Flin


In 2018, Mark Flin retired after 38 years as a software engineer in government military work.

Mark and his wife Carol met in a local church college group and have been married since 1981.
They have two married daughters and seven grandchildren.

Mark has served as an elder and treasurer in a local church for more than 30 years. He and his
wife became a part of the RRBC core group in October of 2018.  Mark is currently serving as the RRBC treasurer.


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