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219 Adams St. Abington, MA 02351

Tel. 781-878-2447

Serving as the Hands and Feet of Jesus



Our Team

Meet some of the people that serve Jesus in positions of leadership at First Baptist!

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. - 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Each of these leaders are supported by a team of volunteers in the ministry of First Baptist.

Pastor Stephen Sanden


Pastor Stephen Sanden (pronounced "San- deen") just recently joined us in the Fall 2018. He comes to us with an interesting background that includes serving in the military and work as a worship leader. Pastor Steve's office hours are generally Monday through Thursday 9-Noon and other times by appointment

Administrative Assistant

Diane Gillet


Diane is our take charge Administrative Assistant. Generally she is in the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 - Noon. Check the church calendar for office hour changes.

Diane has been with us at First Baptist since July of 2011. She lives locally with her husband and two teenage sons. A believer for 20+ years, Diane has served the Lord through leading Bible studies, working with children and youth and working in women’s ministries.

Diaconate (Board of Deacons)

Chairperson: /Doug Whitmarsh

Robert Gaffney

Doug McFarlan

Richard Bethune

Sue Norton

Rick Little

Please contact the Deacons at if you need assistance, spiritual help, visitation or prayer. We are here to serve!

Board of Directors

Chairperson from each Board:

Doug Whitmarsh (Board of Deacons)

Mike Collins (Board of CE)

Kali Lyons (Board of Missions)

Financial Officers:

Mark Seeley

David Nadell

Anne Manna

Moderator: Cyndi McNamara

Church Clerk: Penny Henneman

At Large-

Sharon Hill

Jeff Hill

Heartline Ministry

Coordinator: Michele Collins

Heartline serves the needs of the congregation by providing meals, rides, visits to those in need.

Church Officers

MODERATOR: Cyndi McNamara

CHURCH CLERK: Penny Henneman

TREASURER: Mark Seeley



Board of Christian Education

Chairperson: Mike Collins

Sunday School Superintendent: Anne Manna

Asst Superintendant: Doug Whitmarsh

Christian Gregor

Dylan Little

Board of Christian Mission & Outreach

Chairperson:Kali Lyons

Patricia Coyer

Karen Seeley

Church Auditors


Doug Whitmarsh

Kali Lyons