LEADERSHIP
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Pastor David Brown

Senior Pastor

Pastor David Brown is originally from Detroit, MI. He earned a business degree from Wayne State University in 1969. He worked for several years as a senior auditor in a large accounting firm, before receiving the call to full-time ministry. He was ordained in 1976 and graduated from Midwestern Baptist College 1977. From August 1977 to November 1979 he served as controller for Dr. Jerry Falwell and Thomas Road Baptist Church Ministries.

 

In November of 1979, Pastor Brown was led of God to start a church in Uniontown, PA, Calvary Baptist Church, where he pastored until July of 1991 when he answered the call to shepherd our church here in East Longmeadow. Pastor Brown is committed to mentoring godly leaders for the home and church with an emphasis on true Biblical discipleship. He has a heart for world missions, beginning with the East Longmeadow area and stretching to the ends of the Earth. He and his wife Bev have been married since 1970, have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

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Pastor Tim Sheranko

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Tim Sheranko is originally from Uniontown, PA. His passion for music and ministry began when he was a teenager as he assisted in the music ministry at Calvary Baptist Church. Pastor Tim graduated from Baptist Bible College East in Boston, MA in 1987 with a Music Ministry degree. While there, he served as Youth and Music Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Mansfield, MA. After marrying his wife Nicole in 1989, they moved back to Uniontown, PA where Pastor Tim served as the area director for Youth for Christ International. In May of 1992, he became the Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and remained there until receiving the call to minister to First Baptist in December of 1996 as Praise and Worship Pastor.

 

Over the years here, Pastor Tim’s role expanded to Assistant Pastor. His passion to serve others has led to his involvement in many areas of our church and the community. He was ordained in September 2012 and recently went part time at FBC to become the Administrator at Community Christian School in Westfield, MA. He ministers in the community by serving on the board at the Council of Aging and as Chaplain for the East Longmeadow Fire Department. He and Nicole have two daughters – Michaela and Madelyn and two dogs – Bentley and Charlie.

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Pastor Ethan Johnston

Youth Pastor

Ethan Johnston is originally from Windham, ME. He graduated from Calvary Christian Academy in 2003 and then went on to attend Pensacola Christian College to pursue a degree in Pastoral Ministries. After graduating in 2007, Ethan joined our staff in September. Pastor Ethan was ordained in September of 2012 and currently leads our FOUR:12 Student Ministry which includes both middle school and high school students.

 

Ethan has a passion for the next generation to truly live out their faith in Jesus Christ. He longs to see all people saved by the transforming power of the Gospel and to see the church of today and tomorrow accomplish the mission of God. While ministering here, he met Christina Reimers, the woman God had prepared to be his partner in life and in ministry. They were married in June of 2009 and have three children Tanner, Asher, and Cadence.