Sunday School9:45 am

Morning Worship11:00 am

Evening Service6:00 pm

Leadership-Pastor and Deacons



Pastor Scott Stine started as the Pastor at First Baptist Church on December 1, 2017.  Pastor Scott, his wife Kate and their new baby Isaiah moved to Newton from Pittsburgh, PA

Scott Stine & family



Roger Cassell~Roger was raised in New Jersey and attended the Episcopal Church as a young boy through his high school years. He spent two years in the Marine Corp and subsequently attended Arizona State Univeristy where he received a B.A. in English with an emphasis on literature. The Lord blessed he and his wife Pamela with two children, Jason and Heather. Roger came to know the Lord in 1997. He has been a member of First Baptist since November of 2002. Roger has served in a number of ministry capacities such as Sunday School teacher, trustee and small group moderator.





Dave DeGennaro ~ Dave was born in Jersey City and raised in Sussex County. He currently works as a Lead Electrical Technician for a commuter railroad in New Jersey. He is married to his wonderful wife Sarah, and they are currently expecting their first child in November. Dave came to know the Lord  his senior year in high school and has been seeking to serve Him ever since. Dave attended the County College of Morris and then transferred to Rutgers University where he received his bachelors degree in music with minor in history. From a young age, Dave has been a percussionist and has been involved with numerous musical groups ranging from classical to jazz and everything in between. His wife Sarah is a violinist and together they have been serving the Lord in various music ministries. Dave and Sarah are currently involved in the music ministry at First Baptist as well as being members of Sonrise Mountain Revival Bluegrass Band, a music ministry focused on presenting the gospel through Bluegrass music. They also recently served as part of PowerSurge Worship Ministries on a mission trip to Madrid, Spain where they served the local evangelical churches through contemporary worship music. In his free time Dave loves to work around his home, run, and mountain bike.

Phil Mingle~ Phil was raised in central New Jersey and attended college in New Hampshire where he met his wife Kim. He and his wife Kim have lived in Sussex County since 1989 and have been blessed with four wonderful children: Kyle, Ian, Heidi and Nicole. Phil was called to saving faith in Jesus Christ as a teenager while attending a youth Service Project supporting the housing needs of people in Appalachia. Since that time the Lord has provided solid Bible teaching and mentoring in his life, which he seeks to share and invest in the service of the church family and community. Phil holds the position of Director, Quality Control North America for a multi-national flavor and fragrance company. He enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing and cycling.