Our pastor, Dan Allen, and his family have been with us since November 1, 2004. Pastor Dan came to us from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. He and his wife Christy are proud parents of 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
He is a strong believer in the sovereignty of God and he advocates Christ-centered ministry. He teaches that the Lord should be honored and glorified in all that we say and do. He also believes in the Bible as the true Word of God and is committed to preaching and teaching the Bible in a way that everybody can understand.
In the past he has been involved in ministry to troubled youth in a juvenile detention center and has led a number of missions trips to Haiti and currently also serves as chaplain for the Ashburnham Fire Department. Pastor Dan, a native New Englander, also had 10 years of experience in the business world before becoming a pastor, which helps him to relate to people in our church as they go through their everyday lives.
“Christ is at the center of our ministry here at Peoples Church. I am thankful that God has called me to be pastor of a church which is so committed to the Lord Jesus. We look forward to continuing outreach to our community for the sake of Jesus Christ as we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.” [Pastor Dan Allen]
We believe that Scripture teaches that every church should be led by a group of elders, which includes the pastor. We are thankful to have a group of committed elders who serve as overseers of the congregation and are dedicated to our mission.
We believe that deacons are called by God to help minister to the physical needs of people in our church family. Our deacons are a loving group of Christians who have compassionate hearts and a desire to care for the needs of our church family as well as others in the community.
We have a number of ministry teams at the church: Altar, Building and Grounds, Children and Youth, Finance, Hospitality, Missions, Nursery, Outreach. Each is lead by a dedicated team leader, who organizes the team and delegates tasks.