• James Thomasson - Lead Pastor

    James is the founding and lead pastor of MeetingHouse Church and has served two local churches in pastoral ministry since 1999. He also served as professor of New Testament and Ministry at Boston Baptist College from 2000-2009.

    He and his wife Christy have four children: Ethan, Maggie, Nathanael, and Gabriel. His favorite things to do are hiking with his family and coaching his kid's sports teams. Education: B.S. - Milligan College, Johnson City, Tennessee. Master of Divinity - Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri. Post Graduate Studies - Trinity College, Bristol, England.

  • Doug Denny - Executive Pastor

  • Chris Ablaza - Associate and Student Pastor

    Chris is a graduate of Boston Baptist College where he studied youth ministry. Despite being an Apple fanboy, Chris has many positive traits. He is well versed in photography, videography and handles much of the church’s graphic design and video editing. With the help of his wife Erin, leading and teaching the youth at MeetingHouse remains his top priority and his passion. He and Erin both love the youth and love being a part of Gods work in MeetingHouse Church!


  • Jeff Jeffers -   Missions & Church Planting Pastor

    Jeff has been a bi-vocational pastor for 45 years, serving in 14 churches and has been involved in over 30 church plants, building projects, mentoring, restoration ministries and financial issues (IRS audits, bankruptcy and church closures). He has also been active in hospice, chaplaincy, and disability ministries.

    Jeff's career has spanned three fields: the newspaper business for 20 years; Higher education as a Technologist and professor at Boston College; and in computers where he was a network designer and Management Consultant. He currently works at the MA State 911 Department working on Next Generation 911 development and systems implementation. Jeff and his wife Laura have three grown children and one grandchild.

  • Caleb Burghardt - Worship and Young Adults Pastor

    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 leads our young adults group as well. He finished his degree from Liberty University online in 2014. Caleb recently released his first EP, Saving Arms on various platforms. 



  • Christy Thomasson - Children's Ministry Director

    Christy is the children's director at MeetingHouse Church. She and her husband James met in seminary. They have four children:  Ethan, Maggie, Nathanael and Gabriel.  She began homeschooling in 2003 and continues to homeschool the younger three children.  She enjoys hiking with the family, reading, roadtrips and deep conversations. Education: B.S. Missouri State University, Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology


  • Adryanna Monteiro - Church Administrator