After packing their possessions and two young children into the family car, Founding Pastor Thomas Michael and wife Marilyn left their home in Chicago and ventured out by faith to Massachusetts. Travel was slow due to a fuel shortage in
Not knowing anyone in the area, Pastor Michael spent months knocking on doors, witnessing to people and inviting them to come to the new church. The first Bible study was held on February 11,
In September of 1976, New England Christian Academy opened its doors for the first time enrolling seven students. Today, New England Christian Academy continues to provide a Christ-centered education for the church’s youth.
Under the leadership of our pastor Joseph Hawkins, New England Baptist Church is still reaching the lost by personal soul-winning and supporting world missions. Pastor Michael is now our staff evangelist and has personally delivered Bibles and Gospel literature to many countries around the world including communist China, Cuba