Gordon College is a Christian community that strives to love God with both heart and mind and as followers of Christ we recognize our calling and privilege to gather together for worship. We meet twice a week on Monday and Wednesday mornings to worship in song and prayer and to hear God's Word preached by various preachers from around the world. You can view our previous worship gatherings or join us live on Monday or Wednesday beginning at 10:25 a.m.
Wednesday, September 4
Brynn is the Senior Associate Pastor at Highrock North Shore. She moved to the North Shore in 2002 to study theology and writing at Gordon College. After college, she spent time working with churches in California and Georgia before heading to Gordon-Conwell to pursue a Master of Divinity.
Brynn is passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom breaking in all over the community and encouraging others to live into their unique gifts.
Wednesday, September 11
Caleb is a singer/songwriter and the Development Manager at Emmanuel Gospel Center in Boston. Caleb started his musical journey as a child playing the drums with his family at church on the worship team. However, once he reached his teenage years he was influenced by the negative pressures associated with being raised in an inner-city neighborhood. It was in this season of gangs, drugs, and partying which he found something that would stick with him: a love and passion for hip hop and lyricism. Caleb eventually started to steward his musical gift and accepted the call that God had on his life. His love for Jesus, experiences of inner-city street life, and urban philosophy combine to showcase his unique musical artistry.
Caleb’s original sound has led him to share it everywhere from churches, schools, and even in bars and clubs throughout the Northeast. His message remains the same, as he strives to be a One of A Kind, “OAK” of righteousness, and minister with the gifts that God has given him. He has released a free album titled “The OAK," available for download on Soundcloud and Noisetrade.
Monday, September 16
Kennedy is one of Kenya’s most renowned poets, lyricists, and Gospel hip-hip artists. He is also the founder and CEO of Krezi Global Management, a support and management agency for artists.
Kennedy was born and raised in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya that was riddled with extreme poverty, crime, drugs, and violence. Music was Kennedy’s main source of hope and inspiration throughout his tough childhood. As a way to cope with his hard circumstances, Kennedy listened to music and eventually learned to play various instruments.
When Kennedy was seven years old, he was sponsored into Compassion’s child development through his local church. His sponsorship provided him with education, clothing, meals, medical care, and most importantly, a renewed sense of hope. Support in these areas allowed Kennedy to dream of the future for the first time in his life, and he decided to pursue an education in the States to chase his dream of impacting the Kenyan music industry.
Wednesday, October 2
Dr. Bruce Boria is the Senior Pastor of Bethany Church in Bethany, New Hampshire. He has a Masters of Divinity from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA. In 2000, he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary under the mentorship of Dr. Haddon W. Robinson.
Pastor Boria has served congregations in New Jersey, New York, and Portland, Oregon before coming to New Hampshire in 2003. Under his leadership, Bethany Church has become a multisite church with campuses in Greenland, NH, Raymond, NH, and Kittery Point, ME. He is married to Cindy and has been blessed with four sons and two grandsons.
Monday, October 7
David is the Co-founder and President of the Congo Initiative, a community of Christ-centered Congolese leaders and global partners united for the transformation of lives and a flourishing Democratic Republic of Congo. David is also the Rector of the Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (Bilingual Christian University of Congo), a Christian university in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
David graduated from the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST) in 1987 with a Master of Divinity, and served as Coordinator of the department on Ethics, Society and Development of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) following his graduation. During this time, David traveled throughout Africa holding seminars with African pastors and theological educators to deal with issues that churches and societies face in Africa. After serving with AEA, David moved to the States to pursue a PhD in New Testament at Trinity International University.
After earning his PhD, David returned to Africa and served as the President of Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). During this time, David and his family felt called to serve their war-torn community, so they created the Congo Initiative. Following the creation of the Congo Initiative, David and his family moved to America to build partnerships with churches, institutions, and individuals who would come together to support the growing vision and goals of the Congo Initiative.
David and his family currently live in the DRC, where David continues to run the Congo Initiative.
Wednesday, October 14
Samuel is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with over 42,000 U.S. churches and many additional churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. Samuel has been named among the “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America” (Newsmax 2018) and nominated as one of the “100 most influential people in the world” (TIME 2013). Samuel has advised Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump, and frequently consults with Congress advancing immigration and criminal justice reform as well as religious freedom and LIFE initiatives. Rodriguez is also the executive producer of two films (Flamin’ Hot and BREAKTHROUGH ), the co-founder and lead pastor of TBN Salsa, an international Christian-based broadcast television network, and the author of You Are Next, Shake Free, as well as Be Light, a #1 LA Times bestseller.
Rodriguez currently serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.
Wednesday, October 16
Carol is a professor of Old Testament and Hebrew language at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminar, and is a member of the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature. Carol’s research has focused on the Old Testament covenants and the meta-narrative of the Old Testament, and the exegesis and theology of Genesis. Carol has two books published by T&T Clark, From Noah to Isreal: Realization of the Pimeaeval Blessing After the Flood (2004), and more recently, Was Noah Good? Finding Favour in the Flood Narrative (2014). She is currently writing a commentary on 1-2 Chronicles in Zondervan’s Story of God Series, as well as a revised version of Handbook of the Pentateuch (Baker Academic).
Carol has a passion to help lay people understand the redemptive story of the Bible and to equip church leaders to teach the Bible. She is the founder and director of Casket Empty Media and the author of the Old Testament Casket Empty Timeline and companion Study Guide, all of which are used to fulfill this passion. These Casket Empty materials have been used by missionaries and church leaders around the world, and she is committed to providing Bible resources for the global church.
Carol holds an M.A. in Old Testament and an M.A. in Religion from Gordon-Conwell, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Wednesday, October 23
Derek is the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church (FPC) North Shore - Danvers campus. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2008, and was ordained by FPC - Ipswich in 2010 as part of the church’s vision to have “More People, More Like Christ.” In 2015, Derek, his family, and about 70 people set out from the Ipswich campus to start a new FPC campus in Danvers.
Monday, November 11
Chaplain (Capt) Anthony M. Davy serves as a chaplain assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico (AFSOC). ). In this capacity, he leads a Religious Support Team assigned to provide pastoral care to the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, which includes more than 1,800 Airmen, civilian employees, and contractors. Chaplain Davy also advises commanders on all matters pertaining to religious, moral, and ethical matters. Chaplain Davy is endorsed by The Coalition of Spirit-Filled Churches and is a native of Independence, Iowa.
He began his ministry career while in college as a youth pastor in 1994. Chaplain Davy enlisted in the Iowa Air National Guard in May 2003 and was commissioned as a chaplain in September 2012, and entered active duty February 2015. Chaplain Davy deployed with Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component – Afghanistan in support of Operation RESOLUTE SUPPORT in October 2018. Prior to his current position, he was assigned as a chaplain to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
Wednesday, January 22
Sharon Galgay Ketcham is professor of theology and Christian ministries at Gordon College. She earned her Ph.D. in theology and education from Boston College. Sharon’s two decades of experience in ministry include serving the local church, researching, writing, teaching, and mentoring. As a practical theologian, she is a scholar for the Church and invites people to reflect theologically on lived Christian faith. She is the author of Reciprocal Church: Becoming a community where faith flourishes beyond high school in which she proposes a new vision for a person’s relationship with the church and the accompanying values and practices that allow faith to flourish for persons and communities. Sharon lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children.
Wednesday, January 29
Sheila Wise Rowe
Sheila Wise Rowe holds a Masters degree in Counseling and is the Executive Director of The Rehoboth House, an international healing and reconciliation ministry. Sheila has over twenty-five years of experience as an anointed Christian counselor, Spiritual Director, Educator, Writer, and Speaker.
Sheila is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and writes essays for The Redbud Post. She co-authored with her husband Dr. Nicholas Rowe the book; The Well of Life: Heal Your Pain, Satisfy Your Thirst, Live Your Purpose. She has written for The Art of Taleh, Mudroomblog.com and READY Publication. Sheila's essay; Awakened to Adventure is in the anthology by Leslie Leyland Fields entitled; The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty and Strength.
Sheila has written a new book about healing from racial trauma. Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience will be released by InterVarsity Press (IVP) on January 7, 2020.
Through her individual sessions, groups, conferences, retreats and writing the Lord has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals, couples, families, partnership churches, and organizations in the USA, Paris, France and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Monday, February 3
Born and raised in Egypt, Kika moved to the Boston area as a nine year old with his family. After high school, he decided to go to Gordon College and major in Biblical Studies and Business Administration. During his time at Gordon, he was very involved with Young Life and there discovered his passion for reaching others for Jesus. He graduated in 2016 and went on to become the Youth and Young Adults Pastor at the Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church in Boston where he grew up.
He’s loving his job and his newly-wed life with his wife Rachel, whom he met as he fell off his skateboard on Gordon's campus—she was the Good Samaritan who helped him get to the nurse’s office to bandage his wounds. He states: "She’s the real hero!"
Wednesday, March 18
Amy Brown Hughes
Amy Brown Hughes received her Ph.D. in historical theology with an emphasis in early Christianity from Wheaton College and is the author (with Lynn H. Cohick, Wheaton College) of Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries (Baker Academic). Amy also received a M.A. in history of Christianity from Wheaton College and her B.A. in theology and historical studies from Oral Roberts University. While at Wheaton, she worked with the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies, which encourages dialogue about the interplay between our modern world and early Christian texts. The overarching theme of Amy’s work as a historical theologian is that early Christian writers continue to be fruitful interlocutors in modern discussions of theology. Her research interests include Eastern Christianity, Trinitarian and Christological thought, Christian asceticism, theological anthropology, the intersection of philosophy and theology, and highlighting the contributions of minority voices to theology, especially those of women. Her dissertation, “‘Chastely I Live for Thee’: Virginity as Bondage and Freedom in Origen of Alexandria, Methodius of Olympus, and Gregory of Nyssa,” explores how early Christian virgins contributed substantively to the development of Christology. She regularly presents papers at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society.
Recently, Amy contributed to an edited volume of essays from a symposium on Methodius of Olympus at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, Methodius of Olympus: State of the Art and New Perspectives (De Gruyter) and co-authored a series of essays about early Christian writers with George Kalantzis (Wheaton College) for the early Christianity section of a volume for Protestant readers of the Christian tradition (T&T Clark).
Wednesday, April 29
After receiving her undergraduate degree in social psychology from Cornell University and the Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, Elaine Phillips, along with her husband, Perry, studied and taught for three years in Israel. Upon their return, they taught at a small Christian junior college outside of Philadelphia from 1979-1992 and Elaine earned her Ph.D. in rabbinic literature from The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia. She has taught biblical studies at Gordon College since 1993. She and Perry have continued to take Gordon students back to Jerusalem University College, where they serve as adjunct faculty for the three-week summer study program in historical geography.
In addition to field study in Israel, her areas of interest and scholarly writing include the books of Exodus and Esther, biblical wisdom literature, and rabbinic texts. Her book-length commentary on Esther is included in The Expositor's Bible Commentary, edited by Tremper Longman III and David Garland. In 2014, her devotional, With God, Nothing is Impossible, was published by Deep River Books. Her latest book, An Introduction to Reading Biblical Wisdom Texts was published by Hendrickson Publishing in August 2017. She has received both the Junior and Senior Distinguished Faculty Awards and at the commencement ceremonies in May 2014 was granted the inaugural Distinguished Professor award. She also enjoys music, hiking and all things related to summers in northwestern Ontario.