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Our Staff

Our church staff serve faithfully and joyfully in helping us fulfill our mission and reach our vision!

  • Aurelino Cruz // Buildings & Grounds Supervisor

    Aurelino has served with BBC since 2004, initially as a church planter and missionary for Ethnic Churches with the Conservative Baptist Association's Missions Door (CBA/MD). In 2013, Pastor Cruz took on his current role and recently earned certification as a Professional Maintenance Manager. Married to Isabel, they have two daughters: Fernanda and Rafaela. An ordained pastor since 1998, he has a Bachelors degree in Theology & Urban Ministry and currently serves as International Minister/Church Networker for Mission Northeast.

  • Olive Daggett // Missions Secretary

    Olive began serving as Missions Secretary more than 14 years ago. Following her retirement as an accountant with AT&T in New Jersey, Olive moved to Rhode Island and became involved with BBC. Initially, Olive served as a bookkeeper for several year in our day care program. From the very beginning, Olive discovered our church's solid commitment to global missions and, as a result, became interested in being a part of the ministry.

  • Dan Klassen // Youth Pastor

    Dan began serving as Youth Pastor in April 2018. In addition to working as a Lead Pastor in Paraguay, he has also served as a district-wide youth coordinator, youth director, and assistant pastor of youth and children. Dan is married to Becky, and they have one daughter, Emily, and are a host family to Sophy.

  • Scotty Neasbitt // Senior Pastor

    Scotty began serving as Senior Pastor in September 2016. He loves working with the people of BBC to build upon our strengths and blessings to reach more people for Christ. Over the past decade, Pastor Scotty led a church he planted with a great team of people in Northwest Connecticut. Before that he earned a BA in Psychology and a Master of Theology degree and worked as a communications manager in industries as diverse as banking, retail, and training/development. Real partners in marriage and ministry, he and Wendy have been married for 20 years and are blessed with three loving and energetic children.

  • Kim Nelson // Associate Pastor

    Kim began serving as Associate Pastor in September 2009. Before coming to Rhode Island, he and his wife, Nancy, served for 14 years with the FamilyLife ministry. Prior to that, Kim served as pastor of a church in Massachusetts for thirteen and a half years. Kim and Nancy have two grown children, Kelly and Allen, and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Asher.

  • Cindy Weinrebe // Treasurer

    Cindy has worshiped with BBC since 1982 and has served as Treasurer since 2007. Cindy handles the church's finances, payroll, human resource administration, and contracts. She has an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland and a BA in Math/Economics from Ithaca College. Her spiritual pursuits have included leading a women's Bible study, teaching children's Sunday School, writing devotionals for InTouch Magazine, and serving as a leader with Bible Study Fellowship. She and her husband, David, have been married since 1972 and have three grown children and, to their delight, three grandchildren.

  • Carol Westberg // Administrative Secretary

    Carol has worshiped with BBC since 1972 and has served as Administrative Secretary since 1990. Married to David, she was involved in the AWANA program and has taught children's Sunday School. We all appreciate how Carol keeps things running around here!

Our Council

The Church Council consists of Governing Overseers and Deacons who govern the church through effective policies. Together with the Senior Pastor, the Governing Overseers lead in the areas of doctrine, liturgy, and discipline. The Deacons are leaders of four specific ministry teams: Buildings & Grounds, Christian Education, Missions, and Stewardship.

  • Eric D'Agostino // Governing Overseer & Council Chair

    Eric has been a member of BBC for 45 years. In that time he has served in various ways, including the children's bus ministry, AWANA, as head usher, in the chancel choir, and in adult and children's Sunday School. Eric has had his own painting business since 1985, and he is still at it. Eric serves as Council Chair through January 2020.

  • Rick Peltz-Steele // Governing Overseer & Council Vice Chair

    Rick is married to Misty, and they have one daughter, Morgan. They have lived in Barrington and attended BBC for more than five years after relocating to Rhode Island from Little Rock, Arkansas. Prior to Rick's election to the Council in 2017, he was involved with the High School Sunday School class. Misty manages the church's library and was involved with the same Sunday School class. Rick and Misty both work at the University of Massachusetts Law School, where he is a professor and she is assistant dean of the law library. Rick serves as Council Vice Chair through January 2020.

  • Dan Damiano // Governing Overseer

    Dan serves as a Governing Overseer through January 2021.

  • Dan Harrington // Governing Overseer

    Dan and his wife, Kristine, have two children, Grace and Paige. They have been worshiping with BBC since 2008. Dan has served as a Sunday School teacher, with the Middle School Youth Group, and as a guitar player with the Praise Team. A lifelong Rhode Islander, Dan is President of Chartwell Wealth Management and writes a monthly column for The Providence Journal. Dan serves as a Governing Overseer through January 2021.

  • Rich Swallow // Team Leader, Buildings & Grounds

    Richie has worshiped with BBC for over 40 years. Throughout these years he has been involved in various ministries, including as an AWANA leader for nearly 20 years and as a Stephen's Minister for nearly 8 years. Currently, Richie serves as an usher, organizes Communion, and leads the Buildings & Grounds Team. He and his wife, Shelley, have two adult children, Michelle and Amy, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. Richie serves as a Team Leader through January 2019.

  • Rob Settipane // Team Leader, Christian Education

    Rob is married to Lisa, they live in Riverside, and they have three sons: Travis, Kyle, and Justin, all of whom attend Barrington Christian Academy. Rob has been a Christian since college and has attended BBC for over three years. Rob and Lisa host a small group in their home, and Rob assists teaching the Middle School boys' Sunday School class. Lisa assists in Sunday School and the Orphan Care Ministry. Rob is a medical doctor specializing in allergy and asthma in private practice in East Providence and Warwick. Since 2008, Rob has served on the Board of Trustees of Barrington Christian Academy. Rob serves as a Team Leader through January 2021.

  • Ed Cronan // Team Leader, Missions

    Ed serves as a Team Leader through January 2021.

  • Bryan Payne // Team Leader, Stewardship

    Bryan has been married to Rhonda for over 20 years, and they have two children in high school: daughter, Leigh, and son, Zachary. Bryan and his family grew up in North Carolina and have been attending BBC since moving to Barrington in 2015. Professionally, Bryan is President of Taco Industrial, a manufacturer of pumps for mining, municipal, industrial, and agricultural markets. Bryan has facilitated Financial Peace University, continues to teach Sunday School, and serves as a Team Leader through January 2020.