Rick Harrington

Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision

Pastor Rick has been serving First Baptist Church as the lead pastor for about 8 years. After growing up in Haverhill, Rick felt the Lord's calling to return to his hometown. He loves to travel the country, and the world, whenever possible, to watch and play sports, especially watching the Pats and playing basketball, to read good books by folks like C. S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Chesterton and Gary Larson's the Far Side, and to spend time with his wife and two kids. His burning desire is to see the church deeply in love with Jesus, spreading the fame of his Name. He graduated from Gordon College (B.A.) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div), and holds a doctorate degree in preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D.Min). He currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Baptist Convention of New England. He is half-Korean and half Irish, Swedish, etc. and loves humor, sometimes a little too much. 

He is the author of the book The Weight of Preaching: Heralding the Gospel of Grace. He also produces 3-Minute Messages 

You can email Pastor Rick at rick@fbchaverhill.org

Follow Pastor Rick's blog The Lampost by clicking his picture

Mike Sperring

Pastor for Worship and Care

Mike is a graduate of Washington Bible College (BA in Religious Education) and Capital Bible Seminary (Th. M. in New Testament Greek). He is currently pursuing his D.Min in Biblical Counseling at WTS. He has been doing ministry for over 35 years, serving as a Christian school teacher, a youth pastor of a multi-ethnic church, an associate pastor at various churches, a professor of continuing education with Washington Bible, and as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, training nationals at the Seminario Biblico Cristiano and overseeing new church plants. Mike and his wife Cheryl have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

You can email Pastor Mike at mike@fbchaverhill.org

KIna forman

Administrative Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Kina comes to us with 20 years of administrative and ministry experience, working with Chosen People Ministries and Jews for Jesus. She attended Washington Bible College and graduated from Nyack College (BS Missiology). She loves spending time with her husband, Mitch, and 3 children, Kaelee, Alana & Joshua. She will most likely be the first voice you’ll hear on the phone or first face you will see if you stop in for a visit. So give us a call or come on by!

Josh Williams

Business Administrator

Josh is a Kentucky native who became a New Englander after moving here with his wife in 2002 then settling in Haverhill in 2004. He is a graduate of Murray State University (BSB Business Administration). He joins FBC with 16 years of private sector sales, marketing, and relationship management experience with a major software company. He also has 10 years of experience serving FBC Haverhill in the children's and teen ministries. As a big kid at heart, Josh has a passion for sharing the Gospel with children, and has served in various children's ministries off and on since 1997. Josh has also applied his business experience in serving FBC on the Prudential Committee for the past 5 years and currently serves as its Chairperson. Josh's passions include spending time with his wife Stacey and 3 children, summer camping, volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, and working with innovative technology.

You can email Josh at josh@fbchaverhill.org

Jessica Harrington

Kid Town Director

Jessica has served with children and teenagers at FBC Haverhill for the last 14 years and now is the volunteer director of our Kid Town ministry. Jessica has a Bachelor of Science degree from Merrimack College in Civil Engineering and worked in that field until becoming a stay-at-home mom with her two children. She loves to read good books, drink iced coffee, and minister to women, kids and kids-at-heart!

You can email Jessica at jess@fbchaverhill.org

Darcy Randall


Darcy has 20 years of experience in the financial field. She takes care of the day-to-day bookkeeping and financial reporting. She and her husband, Phil, grew up at FBC. She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and her three kids, Taylor, Morgan and Molly.

Board of Elders

Our dedicated board of Elders recognizes the call to Shepherds God's people well.

Dennis DiGennaro, Al Seavey, Joe Harrington, Adam Sutton, and David Poirier.

You can email the Board of Elders at elders@fbchaverhill.org