The Pastor, Rev. Margaret Lewis

Rev. Margaret Lewis, (likes to be called Maggie), is an ordained American Baptist minister.  She worked for over 10 years for The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board of The American Baptist Churches (MMBB) in New York City. Pastor Maggie was education director and served as an officer of MMBB in the role of corporate secretary. She also directed fundraising efforts.

She has extensive pastoral experience in both American Baptist and UCC churches in Vermont, Connecticut and New Hampshire.  She has maintained a strong commitment to ecumenism during her ministry and has a passion for stewardship development, leading worship, and encouraging the gifts of God's children -- of all ages!

Pastor Maggie earned a master of business administration degree from Cornell University in 2005. Her other degrees include a master of divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a bachelor of arts in religion and French from Eastern University and teaching certification from Keene State College.

In addition to her pastoral role at First Baptist, Pastor Maggie serves as Executive Director of The Center for Career Development and Ministry in Nashua, New Hampshire.

 

Director of Music Ministries, Amy Marrello

Amy Marrello has over 30 years experience as an organist and choir director for many denominations.  Prior to coming to the First Baptist Church, she was organist and choir director for the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church in Salem, NH, children’s music director for St. Patrick’s Parish in Pelham, and, for seventeen years, served as director of The Shining Lights Children’s Choir and Celebration and Handbell Choir at Londonderry United Methodist Church.  Amy has a BM in Music Education with a concentration in voice from the Crane School of Music, and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Towson University.  Amy and her son are owners of The Trumpeting Swan music store in Goffstown.

 

Administrative Assistant, Sue Stebbins

I started attending First Baptist in 2001. My husband, Rich, and I had tried many churches in the area and this was the one that made the biggest impression on us. Immediately, the people of the church were friendly, warm, inviting and engaging. I loved the stained glass window right away and felt blessed by seeing that sight each week. Truly the Lord is right here with me.

I became administrative assistant to Pastor Maggie in June of 2018, and I am so happy to be here. I love this job! I have many years of experience in the field of customer service. I also did exporting of electronic equipment to many countries and enjoyed learning new information about those places. I was a travel agent for about a year or so, too. I have gained a wide variety of experiences and am ready to contribute my services to FBC. I love the people here and they are family.

One of my passions is working with the Anne Marie House transitional housing program since it began in 2002. I love to travel and the hope is that when Rich retires next April, we can start traveling to see more of the USA and the world. I enjoy girls' weekends, reading, walking, corn hole, cooking and trying new things. And I love hanging with family and friends doing cook outs, games and all kinds of fun things.

Rich and I have been married almost 44 years and are pet parents to a dog named Hannah. She is 9 years old and is the best thing that has ever happened to us! She is so unconditional in her love and is right there when you need her. Another sign of God in my life.

Sue is in the church office Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (except holidays). Summer hours for the months of June through August, she will be in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

Sexton, George Cernuda

George Cernuda, a longtime member of First Baptist Church, emigrated from Cuba to Miami as a boy, along with his younger brother, in 1962. His family eventually settled in Nashua the following year.

George recently retired from the Nashua School System after 16 years. He lives in Nashua with his wife, Betty. George is the proud father of three daughters and devoted grandfather to five boys and one girl. While we can't say for sure he's never missed a game that one of his grandkids has played in, we know he has been to most of them!

In his spare time, George loves to do woodworking and tackling landscaping projects.