Our Lead Pastor is Rev. Dr. Douglas Scalise, who began his ministry at Brewster Baptist Church on October 1, 1995. Doug and his wife Jill have been married since 1989 and they have two sons Nathan, who recently graduated from Swarthmore College, and Greg who is a junior at Harvard. Born in Boston and raised in Brookline, MA, Doug is the son and grandson of pastors.
Doug graduated cum laude from Colby College ’86 in Waterville, Maine where he double majored in American Studies and History and Boston University School of Theology ’89 (Master of Divinity in Biblical and Historical Studies). He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999. Doug’s primary ministry interests are preaching, leadership, equipping people for ministry, spirituality, and making disciples. Several themes at the core of Doug’s philosophy of ministry are sharing God’s love, grace, and mercy and the joy we have in Jesus while serving God and others.
Outside of BBC, Doug enjoys playing baseball with the Orleans Pirates in the Veteran’s Baseball League of Cape Cod in the spring and fall and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Doug likes watching the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics, movies, especially comedies and classics, reading good books, going for long walks with Jill, and spending time with family and friends.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in coaching, he received a Master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
David has served as a Campus Pastor with Youth for Christ, and served in church ministry as both a Youth and Associate Pastor. Before joining our congregation, David was Associate Pastor at Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA.
David works with the staff, core ministry leaders, and many volunteers at BBC, overseeing the ministries, administration, finances, and operations. David enjoys the church ministries working together to reach their goals, and has gifts in Administration, Leadership, and Shepherding.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, David met his beautiful wife, Christy (who also grew up in Wisconsin), in college through Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. They have been married since 1997 and have their own tribe of five children (Rebekah, Rachel, Jeremiah, Elizabeth, and Hannah).
David enjoys spending time with his family, playing card and board games, camping, reading, movies, and is a huge sports fan. David’s favorite sports teams are the Green Bay Packers and all his Wisconsin Badgers teams. David has also completed three Ironman triathlons.
Barbara grew up in Billerica, MA, graduated from Gordon College in Wenham MA with a degree in education, and is taking classes at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary to further her education. Barbara has taught public school, private school and most recently served as a Director of Children’s Ministry at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA.
Barbara’s vision of ministry is to come alongside parents on this journey, creating a space at BBC where children and students are irresistibly drawn to Christ. Her prayer is that this ministry will allow the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of these children and students and parents. With God’s help children and students will come to be known, loved and find a church home that cares for them unconditionally.
When not at BBC Barbara loves to be with her family and friends enjoying movies, board games and reading. Barbara is an auntie to 1 niece and 5 nephews whom she adores! She is also a big Boston sports fan and is quickly finding all of the beautiful spots to be with God at the beach and ponds in the area.