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Our Interim Pastor

Our Interim Pastor

Join us in welcoming our Interim Pastor, The Rev. David Reed-Brown next Sunday, February 18. Many of us know David from numerous times he has led worship here, and of course we know him from the magic shows he has performed for us over the years. He has known Central Baptist Church and the SUNL Association for his whole professional ministry of twenty-four years. And, he has been good friends with our pastors: Bruce, Sheldon, Michelle and Nancy. In fact, Sheldon Keller was David’s Watch Care Mentor for the ordination process. David comes to us after pastoring the Old Mystic Baptist Church part time for three years, and has also served The First Baptist Church in Essex and The Second Baptist Church in Suffield. David has a Masters of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School, which recently united with Yale Divinity School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Vocal Music from Denison University. He also studied at the United Theological College in Bangalore, India, and has ministered over 800 hours as a chaplain in Clinical Pastoral Education, most recently at Hartford Hospital. David and his wife, Cindy, led Music Camps at Camp Wightman for eleven years, and he has organized numerous mission trips domestically and abroad. For almost twenty years, David has studied with some of the greatest magicians in the world at The Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas. His calling is to both interim ministry and a ministry of magic. David uses magic during worship to communicate the love of God, so please encourage children to attend! David and Cindy live in Simsbury, CT with their boys, Matthew (12) and Kirby (10).
PLEASE NOTE: David will be here on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Office hours are by appointment only, so if you need to see the Pastor or want him to visit, PLEASE CALL


New Church Office Hours

New Church Office Hours

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday Through Friday: 9am-1pm


Focus on the Future

Focus on the Future

Investment 2040 is a fund-raising initiative to help us move into the next phase of our ministry now that our facilities are more welcoming and accommodating.
We have over $80,000 in gifts and pledges, so we are well on our way to meeting our $102,000.50 goal.
Contact any member of the committee if you would like more information – Pastor Nancy Forsstrom, Mark Hopkins, Janet Jeffcoat, Barbara Ricketts, Ruth Tefft, Joyce Weber.