First Baptist Church of Abington

219 Adams St. Abington, MA 02351 781-878-2447

Serving As the Hands and Feet of Jesus



Our Team

Meet some of the people that make things happen!

One Body, One Spirit, Many Gifts... the church

Loving God and loving our neighbors through service and using our spiritual gifts...








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

  • Pastor Steven Sanden

    We are very excited to welcome Pastor Steven Sanden (pronounced "San- deen") to lead our ministry team at First Baptist! He and his wife Karen will be joining us in the fall 2018.


    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.



    Youth Director - Rev. Bob MacKinnon

    Bob heads up the Youth Ministry at FBCA which includes Sunday School and youth group for junior and senior high students in Grades 6-12.

    See what is happening in these groups by visiting the youth page

    Bob can be reached by calling the church or by email.


    Music Director - Susan McClain

    Susan McClain is our talented Choir Director and Pianist/Organist.

    Choir practice is on Thursdays - if you have an ear for music and passion to sing for the glory of God on Sundays- come on by!



    Board of Directors


    Barbara Stone     - At Large   

    Cyndi McNamara     - At Large

    Pat Lyons - At Large

    Plus the chairperson from each Board:

    Doug Whitmarsh (Board of Deacons)

    Stephanie Collins (Board of CE)

    Cindy Spencer (Board of Missions)

    Financial Officers:

    Mark Seeley

    Al Donaghy

    David Nadell

    Moderator: Anne Manna

    Clerk: Sharon Hill



    Church Officers

    Moderator:   Anne Manna 

    Church Clerk:  Sharon Hill

    Treasurer:   Mark Seeley             

    Assist Treasurer:  David Nadell

    Financial Secretary:  Al Donaghy. If you need Offering Envelopes - just check with Al! He would be more than happy to get you a box!

    Assist. Financial Secretary:  Nancy Hurst

  • Diaconate (Board of Deacons)


    Nominating Rep: Robert Gaffney  

    Treasurer: Doug MacFarlane

    Secretary and Co-Treasurer: Laura Nadel

    Chairperson: Doug Whitmarsh

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



    Board of Christian Education

    Chairperson: Stephanie Collins

    Sunday School Superintendent: Anne Manna

    Asst Superintendant:   

    Christine Brown

    Krista Manna  

    Secretary: Meredith Baker

    Youth Director:

    Bob MacKinnon (non-voting member)



    Board of Christian Mission & Outreach


    Cindy Spencer 

    Patricia Coyer

    Kali Lyons



    Sunday School Teachers/Children

    Adult Teachers:

    Doug Whitmarsh

    Children's Teachers:

    Barbara Stone- Nursery & Jr. Church

    Kali Lyons - Preschool-K

    Michele Collins, Alice Willis - Gr 1 and 2

    Karen Seeley and Stephanie Collins- Gr 3, 4

    Christine Brown - Grade 5 and 6, Junior Church

    Youth Teachers

    Mike Collins - Gr. 7 and 8

    Bob MacKinnon - Gr. 9 - 12




    Board of Christian Children's Center

    Michele Collins           

    Christine Brown

    Sharon Hill     

    Mark Seeley (Church Treasurer)      





    Church Auditors


    Doug Whitmarsh

    Kali Lyons

    Noelle Walden