Mike Sacco has been with us since 2001. Pastor Mike is married and has 3 children. He was born and raised in Detroit, MI and earned his Masters Degree at Denver Seminary in 1992. In 2013 Mike received his Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Mike spent 8 1/2 years as a Youth Pastor before coming to Amherst to pastor the First Baptist Church.
Vision New England
In 2009 we became affiliated with Vision New England, a ministry that has served churches in this region for a century, in an effort to become a more "disciple-making" church. This means that our focus is more about individual relationships and personal ministry rather than corporate programs. We continue with both, but instead of expecting people to serve "in the church," we hope members will accept the responsibility of helping each other grow in faith while genuinely caring and being in relationships with people outside of faith in Christ. We don't want to "do church" as much as we want to "be the church" to each other and to all people.