Pastor Sam Simoes
Pastor Sam is the Lead Pastor of South Weymouth since June 2011. Originally from Portugal, Pastor Sam has been involved in church plants in Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, and overseas in the island of Madeira, Portugal. Before taking the role of Lead Pastor at South Weymouth he pastored in Grafton, West Virginia. Holding a MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Evangelism and a B.A. from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Religion and Sociology, Pastor Sam has been in full time ministry since 2003, being Ordained in 2005 as an Elder. Through Ministry, Pastor Sam and his family have experienced a move from the established church to the community relevant church, he is focused on the social transformation of the community through the church. Pastor Sam is a devoted husband, father and spiritual leader.
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Rev. David Restrick
David Restrick has joined our staff in July 2014. David along with his wife, Rhoda served as a global missionary with the Church of the Nazarene assigned to the country of Mozambique as Academic Dean and professor of the Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique. Before his service in Mozambique, David and Rhoda served at a small Bible college in South Africa. David also served as pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Weston-super-Mare, England, for three years. An ordained Elder, David holds a Th.D. from Boston University, M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a B.S. in Biology from Eastern Nazarene College. David will serve our congregation with pastoral ministries and care.
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Pastor Jafison Castro
Pastor Jafison Castro has recently joined our church to minister to Brazilian families. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he is blessed with a wonderful family upon whom he has counted throughout his graduate studies and ministry. Pastor Jeff is an electrical engineer and has a doctorate in theology from Cornerstone University, LA. Prior to coming to Massachusetts, he started several ministries in 5 countries, and planted churches in California and Texas. At South Weymouth Nazarene, Pastor Jeff has discovered an evangelistic, mission-centered vision, coupled with the goal of ministering to the surrounding community. To that end, his desire is that the Brazilian ministry will be a blessing, become a great part of the church, and give back to the community.
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Eva Neil is our part-time Children’s Ministries Director. Eva is also currently employed at Eastern Nazarene College where she has worked since 2001 in the fields of development research and educational advising. She grew up in a small town in southern Michigan and graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2001 with a B.S. in Psychology. Eva has also worked in the fields of journalism and child care. Besides spending time with her family, she immensely enjoys music, reading, and a variety of outdoor activities. Eva’s passion is to be used by God to foster the forgiveness and hope of Jesus Christ in the hearts and lives of the children He loves so deeply.
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Ben Neil is the Worship Director at SWN. Ben’s first experience on a worship team was at Maranatha Christian Church in VT when he was 15. He has been participating with or leading worship teams ever since. Ben has found strength and healing in Jesus through music and loves to provide the opportunity for others to come and experience God’s loving grace through worship. Ben has a BA in Social Work with a Minor in Music from Eastern Nazarene College. Besides working at SWN he is a investment advisor representative with Primerica. Ben believes that God has been with us through our entire lives and has been working to bring us to where we are today. Ben wants to see God glorified as He continues to bring us closer to completion with Him through music.
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Tim and Heather Sluss
Tim and Heather joined our staff in the summer of 2015 as youth leaders. Tim is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Youth Ministry and Heather is finishing her BA in Psychology.
They love investing their time with youth and lead them into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
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Barb Fenby is our new Administrative Assistant. Although she is a long-time member of our congregation, she believes filling the Administrative Assistant position has been an answer to prayer. Barb has been in the teaching profession for thirty-nine years, serving public education, middle school sector, and as an assistant principal. Barb received her BS in Education from Bridgewater State University, and a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Eastern Nazarene College. The loves of her life include her husband, four sons and a grandson. Barb is a life-time learner and believes this is the perfect time to devote her passion, purpose and energy to South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene.
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