Our church is led by a team of elders. This primary leadership office in the local church is described in three ways: elder, pastor, and overseer (Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Peter 5:1-3). These biblically qualified men, along with our lead pastor for preaching and teaching, pastor and oversee this ministry and are responsible for the spiritual well-being of our church family (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9).
John joined the pastoral leadership team in July of 2018. Previously he pastored The Bible Church in Port Washington, NY, from 2011-2018 after being an elder at Grace Baptist Church, a church plant in Queens, NY, from 2008-2011. The Lord used the faithful example of John's parents serving the Lord in the local church to burden him for pastoral ministry which led him to pursue ministry training culminating in a Master of Divinity degree at Bob Jones University's Seminary and Evangelism Center. His passion is to behold and proclaim the glory of God in the face of Jesus as revealed in the Bible through the public exposition and private ministry of Scripture. He and his wife Sarah have two sons and four daughters.
Rick grew up at The Church of the Open Bible. At the age of fourteen, Rick accepted Christ as his Savior at a church youth retreat. Rick served in the US Army after high school and returned to work at Ariston Engraving & Machine Co. in Woburn, MA. He has been there for 50 years and currently owns and operates the business with his son Dan. Rick has carefully and faithfully served our church through teaching, member care, and administration. Rick's wife, Marcia, works as the church secretary. She and Rick have been married for 47 years and have four grown children and thirteen grandchildren.
Nate grew up at The Church of the Open Bible, and by God’s grace, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He attended and graduated from the church’s school, Open Bible Academy, and went on to graduate from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He and his wife Leah have two children. Nate has served in many of this church’s ministries and is currently privileged to sing in choir, teach Sunday School, and operate the A/V equipment. He works as a Principal Software Engineer at a large technology company.
Bryan grew up in Africa as the child of missionaries' serving in the Congo and Zambia. He trusted Christ at a young age, and really grew in his faith during his high school years. Bryan graduated from Northland International University with a Bible and Pastoral Studies degree. While at college, Bryan met a young lady, Emily, from The Church of the Open Bible. Bryan and Emily have three grown children. Bryan serves in many administrative roles at the church and preaches on occasion. In addition to serving at the church, Bryan is the executive director of Grace Dental and Medical Missions. As a part of the mission, Bryan travels regularly around the country and the world on mission trips.
Tom was born in Montreal, Canada, but moved to this area when he was very young. His parents were both saved and faithfully brought him to church. At five, Tom accepted Christ as his Savior through the ministry of Sunday School at The Church of the Open Bible. Tom graduated from the church’s former school Open Bible Academy and continued his education at Burlington Bible Institute . Tom also has a BSEE from Northeastern University and an MSEE from Tufts University. He works as an Engineering Fellow at a large electronics company where he designs and tests Phased Array Radars. Tom has served at the church for many years in youth ministries, adult Sunday School, trustee, and Corporation Secretary and Treasurer. Tom and his wife Cindy have three grown children and two grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, boating, fishing, and geocaching with his family.
Dan grew up at The Church of the Open Bible, and by God’s grace, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He attended and graduated from the church’s former school, Open Bible Academy, and went on to attend and graduate from Bob Jones University earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He currently owns and operates an engraving and machining business with his father and owns and operates a dog breeding business with his wife. Dan has previously served as Deacon of Finance for the church and in various church ministries including the former Circle B ministry, children and teen Sunday School, and Children’s Church. Currently, Dan serves as an adult Sunday School teacher and leads worship each week. Dan and his wife, Stephanie, have four boys and have been active in foster care through the State of Massachusetts since 2020. Their home is currently open to both short-term and long-term placements.