ABOUT US

We gather to worship Jesus and grow together in Grace & Truth so that we might scatter to serve and share the Good News with our neighbors throughout the communities in which we live and work and play.

Our mission.

God has called His church to follow Jesus and lead others to Him. That's what we are all about. Our mission is that thing we must do... that task God has called us to. Our mission focuses our attention and energy on fulfilling that call.


Several Scriptures inform our mission. First, Matthew 28:16-28 tells of Jesus calling His disciples to make disciples everywhere they go. Secondly, Mark 1:16-18 shows us the simplicity of Jesus' call to follow Him. Finally, Mark 12:28-31 reminds us how we should go about fulfilling this call: it is not enough to speak the truth if it is not accompanied by godly love. The truth is that God receives the sinner, but He is not willing to leave us in our sin. We believe the truth that God's grace is sufficient; and God's grace is informed by the truth of God's Word.


What does it mean to follow Jesus? Following Jesus means relying on and honoring God in every area of our lives. It means being devoted in our worship, being directed by His Word, being dependent through prayer, and being deliberate in loving Him and others. Following Jesus starts with believing He is who He says He is and trusting in what Jesus has accomplished on your behalf. But following Jesus also means growing to become more like Him and fulfilling the mission He has given us.


What does it mean to lead others to Him? Leading others to Jesus is a faithful, obedient effort on our part to do what God has called us to do. Living lives that are a witness to the grace of God, being intentional about communicating the Gospel, and inviting others to trust in Jesus are at the heart of it. While God is the one who draws us to Jesus (John 6:44), we are expected to fulfill His call to make disciples.

STAFF TEAM

Our staff team serves together faithfully and joyfully to help us achieve our vision! 

(Photo credit: Stan Chamberlain)

  • edDIE cronan deacon

    missions team

    Eddie serves as a Deacon with the Missions Team until January 2021. He is a retired school counselor having served at East Providence Senior High School for 30 years and at LaSalle Academy for 15 years. Married to Mary-Ellen, he currently transports five granddaughters to and from school!

  • aurelino cruz supervisor

    buildings & grounds team

    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 adult daughters. An ordained pastor since 1998, he has a Bachelors degree in Theology & Urban Ministry, and he currently serves as International Minister/Church Networker for Mission Northeast.

  • OLIVE DAGGETT MISSIONS SECRETARY

    Olive has served as Missions Secretary for over 15 years. Following her retirement as an accountant with AT&T in New Jersey, Olive moved to Rhode Island and began worshiping with BBC. Initially, Olive served as a bookkeeper in our former daycare program. Soon, Olive discovered our church's commitment to reaching the nations with the Gospel and, as a result, became a part of our Missions Team ministry.

  • dan klassen associate pastor

    youth discipleship

    Dan began serving as Associate Pastor in April 2018 and focuses on youth discipleship. 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. Pastor Dan is married to Becky, and they have one daughter and are a host family for an international student studying locally.

  • scotty neasbitt senior pastor

    Scotty began serving as Senior Pastor in September 2016 and focuses on leading and teaching. Prior to coming to BBC, Pastor Scotty led a church he planted with a great team of people in Connecticut for over 10 years. Before that, he earned a BA in Psychology and a Master of Theology degree and worked as a communications manager in a diverse set of industries. Real partners in marriage and ministry, he and Wendy have been married for 22 years and are blessed with three loving and energetic children.

  • bryan payne deacon

    stewardship team

    Bryan serves as a Deacon with the Stewardship Team until January 2023. He has been married to Rhonda for over 20 years, and they have two children. Bryan and his family are from North Carolina and have been worshiping with BBC since moving to Barrington in 2015. Professionally, Bryan is Director of Business Development with Ferguson Enterprises. At BBC, he often facilitates Financial Peace University and teaches Adult Classes from time to time.

  • JEAN SAINRISTIL deacon

    buildings & grounds team

    Jean serves as a Deacon with the Buildings & Grounds Team until January 2022. He joined BBC in 2016 after serving as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, and treasurer for over 15 years at a French-speaking Baptist church in Rhode Island. He and his wife, Marjorie, have five children who worship with BBC, as well.

  • robert settipane deacon

    education team

    Rob serves as a Deacon with the Education Team until January 2021. He is married to Lisa, and they have three sons who attend Barrington Christian Academy where Rob serves on the Board of Trustees. Rob and Lisa host a small group in their home, and he assists teaching the Middle School boys' Sunday School class. A medical doctor specializing in allergy and asthma, Rob has a private practice in East Providence and Warwick. 

  • cindy weinrebe treasurer

    Cindy has worshiped with BBC since 1982 and has served as Treasurer since 2007. She handles the church's finances, payroll, HR administration, and contracts. Cindy earned an MBA in Finance and a BA in Math/Economics. She has led women's Bible study, taught children's Sunday School, written devotional for InTouch Magazine, and served as a leader with Bible Study Fellowship. Cindy and her husband, David, have been married since 1972 and have three grown children and four 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. She and David volunteer with YoungLife Rhode Island.

ELDER TEAM

The Elder Team consists of these elders and the Senior Pastor who, together, have responsibility for the oversight of the church body and the shepherding of its members.

  • eric d'agostino ELDER (VICE chair)

    Eric serves as an elder and the Vice Chair of the Elder Team through January 2023. Worshiping with BBC for 45 years, he has served in various ways, including the children's bus ministry, AWANA, as an usher, in the Chancel Choir, and by teaching Adult Classes and children's Sunday School. Eric has owned his own painting business since 1985, and he is still at it! His newest ministry is leading a small group Bible study where he lives.

  • dan damiano ELDER

    Dan serves as an elder through January 2024. He is married to Jennifer, the director of the church's chancel choir. Dan and Jenn serve together in our Kids' Worship service and choir, and they just welcomed the arrival of their baby boy. Day to day, Dan is learning to be a new dad and growing as a godly husband. When he's not at home, at church, or in the field hunting with their black Lab, he works as an EMT paramedic responding to 9-1-1 calls.

  • daniel harrington ELDER (CHAIR)

    Dan serves as an elder and the Chair of the Elder Team through January 2023. He and his wife, Kristine, have two children. They have been worshiping with BBC since 2008. Dan serves as the Middle School boys' Sunday School teacher and regularly plays guitar with the Praise Team. A lifelong Rhode Islander, Dan is President of Chartwell Wealth Management and writes a monthly column for The Providence Journal.

  • JOHN MENTUS ELDER

    John serves as an elder through January 2023. He and his wife, Joyce, are blessed with 3 adult daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 5 grandchildren. As a Promise Keepers Ambassador, National Coalition Men's Ministry Coach, and President of Rhode Island Men of Hope, John serves as a seminar leader, trainer, and speaker. For the last 10 years he has worked in the RI Dept of Corrections with the Men's Fraternity program in 3 facilities fulfilling his call to assist men in being godly fathers, husbands, and employees.

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