Rev. Dr. Neil C. Damgaard

Pastor since 1983

Pastor Neil was raised in suburban Washington D.C., graduated from Virginia Tech in 1975 (married Renée English that fall), and worked for an engineering management consulting firm for the Navy until entering the ministry in 1977. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (historical theology) in May 1983 and has been our pastor since then. Pastor Neil again graduated from DTS in May of 2008 with the Doctor of Ministry degree. He loves study, preaching and teaching, ministering on campus at UMass Dartmouth (currently as Protestant Chaplain), leading the board of elders, developing new ministries and discipling individual Christians. Pastor Neil and Renée have two daughters, Jocelyn and Susanna.

Steuart Bailey, Jr.

Elder since 1997

Steu was raised in a Presbyterian environment in Clark’s Summit, PA, graduated from Roger Williams College as a marine biologist and works as a chemist for the New Bedford Public Works Department. He and his wife Carol minister in many ways and enjoy a warm gift of hospitality. Steu and Carol have two daughters, Nicole and Rebekah.

Donald Clapp

Elder since 2002

Donald and wife Lubelia are longtime residents of Dartmouth. He works as a photographer and has a Bachelor’s of Practical Ministry in Chaplaincy. Donald is always looking for ways to reach into the community with the Gospel and has led several minsitries in our church. Donald and Lubelia have one son, Eric.

William Hallett, Jr.

Elder since 2010

Bill grew up in Dartmouth, the son of William Sr. and Dorothy, founding members of DBC. Bill himself is a charter member. He is retired from a career with the U.S. Postal service and brings a warm love for the community of Dartmouth. Bill brings a deep love for Christ, careful attention to the Word of God, long experience in church leadership, and a faithful commitment to the growth of the church. Bill and wife Hope have two daughters, Victoria and Vanessa.

Glen Parker

Elder since 2017

Glen Parker, our newest elder (2017), was born in Attleboro and was raised in New Bedford. He is currently Technical Operations Supervisor for Comcast, for whom he has worked for twenty five years. Glen’s wife, Janice, grew up in New Bedford and graduated from Bristol Community College. He has served in a sister church as an elder for twelve years and is experienced in youth work for thirty years. He also has travelled to Haiti numerous times for missions and community outreach work there. Glen and Janice have two grown daughters (Katie and Ashley) and a new grandson too! He brings to our elders a wisdom and patience as well as a heart for evangelism that contribute a great addition to our leadership team.


Shirley BarbozaSusan Bouley
Dr. Roland Chan (chair)David Laporte
Liang LiJean Meilert
Diane Brodo SimpsonFran Theriault
Derek Thomas


Robert BouleyRebecca Dutra
David Hawkins (chair)Victoria Joaquim
Ann MedeirosEric Meilert

Other Officers

Eric Meilert
Financial Secretary

Shuowei Cai
Assistant Financial Secretary

Shirley Barboza

William Hallett

Barbara Grenier

David Hawkins
Assistant Treasurer


Lynn Brown

Jonathan Donner
Worship Leader

Michaela Joaquim

Mike Holmes


Team Leaders

Jonathan Donner
Worship Team

David Hawkins
Awana Clubs

Paul Roy
Damascus Road Coffee House

Bob Whitlow
Men's Ministries

Sandra Harbick
Women's Ministries

Carol Bailey
Nursery Coordinator

Tom & Kathie Marginson
Mobile Loaves & Fishes Support

Ron Sylvia
LCs Men

Debbie Donner, R.N., F.C.N.