Leadership

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Steven P. Wilfert

Elder: Steven Wilfert

Pastor Steve has been with us for nearly two decades and holds degrees from Southeastern Bible College (BA), Faraston Theological Seminary (MA T.S.), and Columbia Evangelical Seminary (D.Min.).

He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for over 35 years, have three adult married children who serve in various churches on the North Shore of Boston and have two grandchildren.

Pastor Steve enjoys outreach ministry in the city of Lynn, reading a wide variety of books and since 1992 has taken teams of adults and students to Central America and Reservation lands to build homes for those in need.

Pastor Steve also spends time when he can rebuilding an old 1965 Mustang.

Favorite Bible verse:

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4)

 

Associate Pastor of Young Adults and Families

Rev. Nicholas Lutzo

Elder: Nick Lutzo

Nick is from Abingdon, VA, a small town in southwest Virginia. He and his wife, Andrea, have two children, Colin and Addison.

He holds degrees from Southeastern Bible College (BA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA Th).

Nick served as youth intern at Shades Mountain Independent Church in Birmingham. He also engaged in homeless ministry there with Brother Bryan Mission. While at Gordon-Conwell, Nick served as Director of Youth Ministries here at ASBC. After graduation, Nick served as Youth Pastor at Bethel Alliance Church in Bethel, ME for four years. Nick now serves as our Associate Pastor of Young Adults and Families.

He is a fan of college football and the Alabama Crimson Tide, and the no longer loveable losers, Chicago Cubs. Nick watches a lot of YouTube videos, Netflix, and knows way more than anyone should about all things Seinfeld.

Favorite Bible verse:

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)

 

Elders

Richard Hahn

Elder: Richard Hahn

Dick has faithfully served as an Elder at Austin Square Baptist Church for the past 23 years. He and his wife of 23 years, Diane (Del), live in Peabody, MA.

He graduated with a B.R.E. from Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale University) in Canada. Dick brings a loving, caring personality to the ministry, with an emphasis on counseling.

Dick has served in various capacities over the years. In the past, he has served as youth leader, a deacon, and has taught Sunday school from K-Adult. He has also lead a young adults group, participated in nursing home ministry, and done outreach to refugee Cambodians.

Dick currently works full time in the medical field.

Favorite Bible verse:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8–10)

Favorite authors: C.S. Lewis, Martyn Lloyd Jones, Jonathan Edwards, Alfred Edersheim, Amy Carmichael, Elizabeth Elliot, John Bunyan, most all of the Banner of Truth publications.

 

Michael DeAngelis

Michael DeAngelisMichael has been an Elder since 2009. He serves the church in teaching, preaching and administrative roles. He also leads the strategic vision plan process and helps oversee VBS and our Communications Committee.

Michael has an empathetic ministry to those struggling with illnesses. He received kidney and pancreas transplants in early 2015, enabling him to return to fuller service. He holds two masters degrees in nutrition and works in the communications field.

Michael, his wife Susan, and young twins, Zachary and Samantha (aged 12), live in Wakefield. He unwinds by singing, cooking (and eating), coaching soccer, and enjoying time with his family.

Favorite Bible verse:

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4)

Favorite authors: R.C. Sproul, Johnathan Edwards, A.W. Pink, and Edgar Allan Poe.

 

Rev. Gary Lassell*

Austin Square is Gary’s home church since coming to the LORD in the late 1970’s. From there, he attended Gordon College and pursued an M.Div degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, So. Hamilton, MA, and previously worked with NewSound Concerts and Songtime Radio Ministry in the Boston area. Gary and his wife, Bonnie, have been married 26 years and live in Wakefield, MA. He is a student of Church History and provided an emphasis on sound teaching and administration, working with all aspects of the ministry.

* Gary has served as an Elder since 1999, was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 2002, and previously ministered as the Assistant Pastor of Administration and Discipleship for over 14 years. He is currently on sabbatical.

 

Deacons

Ed Bragan

Rick Mailloux, Chair

Merv Veinot 

Art LaBrie

Brian Trueira

Caleb Wilfert

Dale Leppek

Ken Jollimore

 

Church Secretary

Susan DeAngelis

 

Sexton

Dale Leppek — with Brad Leppek