Joe (deceased 8/14/15) and Deanna Vargo from New Bedford were married for 47 years. They have two adult sons who reside in Santa Monica, CA.
Deanna was born, raised, and educated in New Bedford. She graduated from NBIT in 1965 which is now UMASS Dartmouth, with a degree in teaching. She retired from a teaching career in 2003, but has returned on a part time basis. Joe was born in Ohio, and came to the east coast while serving in the US Navy for 4 years. While stationed in Newport, RI he met Deanna and they married after dating for only 8 months.
Both Joe and Deanna have attended CFC since 2001. Joe has been a Christian for 26 years and served in the Prison Ministry for 25 of those years. At CFC he was the Prison Ministry Coordinator and also served in the Pastoral Care Ministry. Deanna has been a Christian for 20 years. She has been a Sunday School teacher for the past 12 years, serves as the Assistant to the Women's Group Leader, and has been available to help in many of the other ministries when necessary.
Pastor Joe lead the Sons of the Master Men's Bible Study which meets in the church gym on Monday evenings.