MISSION STATEMENT

We exist to: REACH UP with faith to follow Jesus Christ; REACH IN to grow our relationships with God each other; REACH OUT to share Jesus Christ with our families, friends, neighbors and world.


MIDDLEBORO LEAD TEAM 

JAMES & CHRISTY THOMASSON

James is the founding and lead pastor of MeetingHouse Church and has served two local churches in pastoral ministry since 1999. He has led MeetingHouse to add a second campus, start five new churches and revitalize two others. He also served as professor of New Testament and Ministry at Boston Baptist College and Church Planting Catalyst with the Baptist Convention of New England. 


Education: B.S., Milligan College, Johnson City, TN; Master of Divinity, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO; Post Graduate Studies, Trinity College, Bristol, England. 


Christy is the director of MHC Kids and MHC Families Ministries. She has served in children’s ministry since 1999. She homeschooled her children into middle school, and has worked with children who have social, emotional and behavioral issues. She believes passionately in reaching children’s hearts, rather than modifying their behavior. 


Education: B.S., Communication Disorders, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO; Graduate studies, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO. 


James and Christy have four children: Ethan, Maggie, Nathanael and Gabriel. They love to hike with their family and support their kids in all their endevors with Jesus Christ.

CALEB BURGHARDT

Caleb grew up in Syracuse, New York and gained a heart for music at a young age. Called into ministry as a teenager, he attended Liberty University in both the Worship program and the Biblical Studies program.

 

After serving in New York and Virginia, he felt led to the Boston area and started as an intern at MeetingHouse in 2012. He now serves as Worship Pastor and heads our Outreach Ministries.   

BOBBY DALSING

Bobby has been a part of ministry his whole life, starting out as a pastor’s kid. He attended Boston Baptist College, and while there, he became a Youth Pastor at Discovery Church. His ministry has led him to Texas and back. He now serves as the Youth Pastor here at MeetingHouse. 

 

He and his wife Jodi have one daughter, Olivia.   

ADRYANNA MONTEIRO

Adryanna began ministry with her family at a young age, traveling to and singing in churches all over New England.

 

She began office administration in Brockton Public Schools in 2013, but left the school system to focus on administration work in the church in 2015.

LYNN TURGEON

Lynn was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, where she attended Wright State University and Miami Valley School of Nursing. After moving to Texas in 1982, she received a paralegal education at the Southwestern Paralegal Institute (ABA Accredited). After moving to Boston in 1997, she acquired a host of certificates in the Ediscovery field such as EnCE (Encase Certified Forensic Examiner) and various database and processing platforms.

 

Lynn was the Co-founder, COO, and CFO of Evidox, an Ediscovery firm, from 2006–2016.  In addition, Lynn was an adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College from 2011–2013. She brings a broad skill set and financial expertise to the lead team as the treasurer.

 

She and her husband Dave have five children and seven grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with God, family, and golfing.


MANSFIELD LEAD TEAM 

JIM & SANDY O'NEILL

Jim and Sandy have been in ministry for over 30 years, leading youth ministry and retreats, family ministry, and men’s ministry and women’s ministry and retreats.

Jim was in full-time ministry as an Associate Pastor during his last 10 years of ministry. Beyond the responsibilities of preaching and teaching the word,

Jim has worked with Gordan Conwell Theological seminary, involved in Cohorts to help aid in the revitalization of Churches in New England. Jim also worked with Liberty University and the Liberty Church Network to gather networks of pastors with the goal of church revitalization and share best practices.

Jim had the opportunity to be a break out speaker at the Refuel Conference at Liberty University to address pastors from all over the country on the topic of revitalization.

 

In 2018, Jim came into a revitalization work with MeetingHouse Church Mansfield, where he is now the Senior Pastor. The church was down to twelve people, and its closing was near. Jim and Sandy have started the ministry there with three basic objectives and trusting solely on God for the results:

1.    The preaching of the word – Returning the pulpit to expository teaching of scripture to aid in the growth of the congregation.

2.    Prayer – Instead of relying on programs, relying on God through asking and petitioning Him through corporate prayer, that we may experience God’s power and love for His church.

3.    To the fellowship – To love our congregation with an unconditional love.

 

He has been married to his beautiful wife Sandy for 39 years. God blessed them with three children—Bruce O’Neill, Michelle Roache, and Stephanie O’Neill—a daughter- in law, Jenny O’Neill, and a son in law Matthew Roache. They have eight grand children ranging in age from five to thirteen years old. 

 

JIM OUELLETTE

Jim grew up in Portland, Maine, and had a zeal for God at a very young age. He went on to play football and study Theology at Assumption College where he met his wife Julie. While studying the Bible just prior to his senior year in college, God awoke Jim from the dead and called him to a life in Jesus Christ.

 

Since that time 20 years ago, he has been heavily involved in church life, often in various leadership roles. His full-time job is as a management consultant in the financial services industry. Jim and Julie live in Foxboro, MA, where they homeschool their three daughters, Gina, Meghan, and Hannah.

 

He enjoys camping with his family, doing cross-fit along with his wife and daughters, digging into God’s Word, and reading various books on theology.  

 

 

 

BOBBY HEARN

God gloriously saved Bobby after 20 years of rigid atheism—a dramatic conversion much like the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus. (He’d love to share the testimony with you if you’d like to hear it!) 


That was over 21 years ago. Since then, God has been using him to serve in a variety of ways. For 18 years he led a home group study, served in prison ministry for 11 years, for nearly10 years served as an Awana ministry leader with his wife, Kim, taught children’s Sunday School, been a leader in men’s ministries, and other ministries as needed. Currently, he is one of the Sunday morning Bible study teachers and occasionally preaches a Sunday sermon.


He and Kim have been married for 32 years and have 3 homeschooled teenage children who walk with the Lord: Derek, Amber, and Jenna.  Derek and Amber have graduated and have full time jobs. The youngest, Jenna, has a part time job during the summer and after school. Kim and the kids also serve in different ministries at church. Special church events will always find the Hearn family serving in some way needed to the glory of God!


His greatest delights, besides the Lord, are his wife and kids, leading someone to the Lord, teaching the Word of God, the church, playing softball, and riding his motorcycle!

 






OUR HISTORY

  • 2006: MeetingHouse Church began as a Bible study with two couples and a few college students in James and Christy’s home. We held our fist public service on the first Sunday in October at the Holiday Inn Conference in Taunton.
  • 2008: We sent Chris Willis, one of our Pastors, along with 15 people to start Discovery Church, Weymouth (now Relate Church).
  • 2010: We turned a fitness facility into a church for our first 24/7/365 home.
  • 2013: We sent Tom Cabral, one of our Pastors, along with 12 people to start Redemption Fellowship, Fall River.
  • 2015: We sent Kyle Degagne along with 4 others to start Refuge Church, Warren, RI.
  • 2015: We sent Chad Hartis, one of our Pastors, along with another couple to start South Coast Church, Dartmouth.
  • 2015: Central Baptist Church merged into MeetingHouse and we moved the church from Taunton to Middleboro.
  • 2017: We sent Don McKinnon, one of our Pastors, to revitalize First Baptist Church of Sutton as Legacy Church.
  • 2018: Mansfield First Christian Church merged into MeetingHouse and became a campus of our church with Jim O’Neill as Pastor.

A FAMILY OF CHURCHES


ASSOCIATIONS

Baptist Convention of New England

Baptist Bible Fellowship International