no current opportunities
THE CONNECT CHURCH STORY
Pastor Deryck Frye, better known as PD, is the second-generation pastor of
Connect. PD follows in his father, Pastor Ernie Frye’s vision for a church where
people could connect with God, that they might reach their full potential.
Pastor Ernie planted Connect in 1985. While it’s been known by several
different names and titles, Connect has always been a place that focuses on
reaching those who don’t know God personally and building relationships. In
its early years, Connect experienced supernatural movements of the Holy
Spirit which impacted many believers and churches throughout New England.
Under Pastor Deryck’s leadership, Connect elevated vision for reaching the
local community and developed a strong evangelistic and discipleship culture.
The Ashland Campus (located in Ashland, MA) is now the broadcast campus
with two additional campuses in Framingham, MA (launched in 2018) and
Bellingham, MA (launched in 2022). Connect has a vision for reaching New
England with the gospel, through seven campus locations.
As a business entrepreneur, Pastor Ernie infused Connect with a vision for
kingdom business, launching a Christian elementary school and several
childcare centers and businesses which continue to grow and serve the
During COVID, Connect continued to press forward with its vision for more
campuses and reaching MetroWest. While physical attendance dipped and
many fringe attenders disappeared, the Dream Team focused on discipleship
and strategies for growth. Connect has emerged from COVID with a highly
inspired and engaged Dream Team with lots of positive momentum towards