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.
Steve DuPlessie, one of the five elders, serves full time as the Teaching Pastor.
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 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston; an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School; and a research team leader in reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Contact Ray – E: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Steve DuPlessie serves as one of the elders and is on the staff at Good News as the Teaching Pastor. In 2005 — after serving many years 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.
Steve was educated at RI College (Psychology), and is a summa cum laude graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA-Urban Ministry).
He is a co-founder of the Attleboro Area Emergency Homeless Shelter and serves of the board of Berea, a multi-site Christian camp and conference center. He serves on the Mayor’s Homeless Shelter Task Force and the Bristol County Self-sufficiency Coalition.
Steve is the author of Obeying Jesus: The seven commands for every disciple, and Deadly: Confronting the seven deadly sins.
Steve and his wife Deb have been married for 42 years. They have three married children and eight very cool grandchildren, and 10 former foster-children. He enjoys kayaking with Deb on the rivers in New England and reading a good book.
Contact Steve – E: email@example.com / C: 508.212.1980
|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, Favi, live in Stoughton with three of their four sons.
Contact Freddy – E: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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.
Contact Dave – E: email@example.com
|Mark Wurster – After serving for 14 years as an elder at the Chapel, Mark has been led to step out of that role as of January 6, 2019, and serve the Chapel leadership team as an adviser and “elder emeritus” for the rest of 2019. He 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.
Contact Mark – E: firstname.lastname@example.org / Facebook
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. The current team of deacons includes Dave Carter, James Saylors, and Art Warner.
To contact the Deacon Team, send an email to email@example.com
Ministry Team Leaders…
Want to get involved? Looking for a way to serve? Here is a list of the current ministry opportunities at Good News and the contact information for that team leader. Give them a call with your questions and see what is a good fit for you!
Acts 4:32 Fund James Saylors 617 335 6605
Admin Support Team Ann Kepaa 508 341 9880
Announcements Steve DuPlessie 508 212 1980
Baptism Mark Wurster 401 316 1485
Breaking of Bread Service Ray Anchan 781 774 2318
Building Scheduling Dave Carter 508 369 4495
Bulletin Team Ann Kepaa 508 341 9880
C&G Programming Steve DuPlessie 508 212 1980
Campus – Maintenance Dave Carter 508 369 4495
Celebrate RecoveryTM Geddy Kohler 774 219 6041
. June Kohler 774 707 6483
City Supper (Soup Kitchen) Team Terrianne Shea 508 972 2176
Counseling Team Steve DuPlessie 508 226 2916
Deacons Art Warner 508 930 4538
Elders Ray Anchan 617 645 7040
Finance Admin Support Beth Fabbo 508 838 9064
Financial Peace University Team Adam Chamberlain 517 410 2245
GNBC en español Freddy Pedrez 781 824 1356
Good News Kids! Sunday School Susan Ferris 774 254 7257
Greeters & Ushers Bob Boyce 401 333 1505
Kitchen/Hospitality Team Deana Warner 508 954 2480
Life Groups Dave Stebbings 774 254 0090
Marked Men for Christ Geddy Kohler 774 219 6041
“Global Reach” Missions/Outreach Chris Tirrell 508 802 0807
“Gospel Outreach” Team Jonathan Link 401 269 9995
Nursery Team Rachel Chamberlain 517 410 2245
Pastoral Care Steve DuPlessie 508 212 1980
Praise Teams Dave Stebbings 508 226 3242
Prayer Chain Steve DuPlessie 508 212 1980
Second Chance Clothes Team Kelly Valequett 774 266 1819
Sports Ray DiCiaccio 508 226 7590
Tech Team Steve DiBastiani 508 241 1134
Treasurer Dave Carter 508 369 4495
Website/Social Media Team Samantha Forcier 401 209 7066
Weekly Gym Setup Teams James Saylors 508 399 7483
Woman’s Ministry Phoebe Christensen 508 369 0180
Youth Ministry/Student ID Justin Wallace & 774 273 1134
. Stef Wallace 508 838 8018