Good News Bible Chapel is led by a team of five pastor-elders who are responsible for the pastoral care of the church. In addition, a team of dedicated deacons cares for the needs of the church family, the finances, and the campus facilities.
The staff at Good News includes Steve DuPlessie, an elder who serves full time as the Teaching Pastor, and Ben Parker, the Director of Youth Ministries.
The elders — These men meet the spiritual and character qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9, and help set the spiritual direction of Good News by feeding and protecting the assembly. As “shepherds of the flock” (see Acts 20:28) they teach, mentor, provide counseling, visit the sick, and perform weddings and funerals. The primary way that elders lead the assembly is not by authority but by their own example of life (see 1 Peter 5:2, 3). The current elders are …
|Ray Anchan, MD, PhD, has a heart of compassion for God’s people and those in need. Ray coordinates the weekly Breaking of Bread service. He and his wife Gigi live in Sharon, with their twin teenage sons, Mike and Chris. He is currently an obstetrics surgeon, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and research team leader in reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
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|Steve DuPlessie serves as one of the elders and is on the staff at Good News as the Teaching Pastor. In 2005 — after serving as an elder here while working for 25 years in a marketing position in the business world — the elders asked Steve to leave his marketplace career and serve at the Chapel full time. He is a co-founder of Saltshaker, a cross-denominational compassion ministry “Uniting the church of Attleboro to love the city of Attleboro,” and the Attleboro Area Emergency Homeless Shelter. Steve and his wife Deb have been married for over 40 years. They have three married children and seven very cool grandchildren — all in fellowship at GNBC.
Steve was educated at RI College and Trinity International University (TEDS), and is a summa cum laude graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA-Urban Ministry).
He is the author of “Obeying Jesus: The seven commands for every disciple,” and “Deadly: Confronting the seven deadly sins.” Steve enjoys kayaking with Deb on the rivers in New England and reading a good book.
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|Ben Parker serves as an elder and is on the staff at Good News as the Director of Youth Ministries and leads the monthly “First Thursday Prayer” service. He and his wife Jenn, both graduates of Gordon College, live in Attleboro and direct the Good News Kids! program. Ben leads the team of GNBC youth ministry volunteers for the GNBC Student ID youth ministry, the annual Hartford Project, and Sonshine in the Park. They are the proud parents of Sadie, Owen and Charlie!
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|Freddy Perez, DTh oversees the Spanish language ministry at GNBC. A native of Guatemala, Freddy began his career directing a surgical pathology lab team at the Dana Faber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. But his dramatic conversion and passion for ministry led him to seminary, and eventually to GNBC. Freddy and his wife, Faby, live in Stoughton with three of their four sons.
Dave Stebbings is the leader of the Life Group ministry at the Chapel. He also serves as a worship leader and a Life Group leader. Together, he and his wife Ellen lead the marriage and family ministry at Good News. Dave is President of an advertising agency in Attleboro Falls and Ellen is a school teacher in Rehoboth. They live in Attleboro and have four adult children and four grandchildren.
|Mark Wurster leads the intentional discipleship effort at the Chapel. He and his wife Kim live on a small farm in Coventry, Rhode Island, currently with four of their seven children. Mark is the co-owner and clinical director of a Physical Therapy office in Rhode Island and adjunct faculty at NYU’s physical therapy program.
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The Deacon Team – The team of Deacons at Good News administer “The Acts 4:32 Fund,” a benevolent fund used to care for the needs of those in need in the Good News family and in the community. They also serve by caring for the finances, the buildings and grounds, and the general operations at the Chapel. They also The current team of deacons includes Dave Carter, James Sailors, and Art Warner.
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