Aaron Goodro and FamilyAaron Goodro, Pastor

Pastor Aaron Goodro began his ministry with FBC Plaistow in June of 2013 and has worked with churches in Southern New Hampshire for over fifteen years.  His view of “church” is not associated with a building or an isolated group of people.  Instead, it is a gathering of people who seek to grow in their faith in Jesus while caring for one another and those they interact with in their daily lives.  Aaron works actively towards this end, seeking to help First Baptist Church of Plaistow be a welcoming congregation to people in all types of life situations.  He values sharing life’s moments, times of joy and times of sorrow, with people in need.  He is always interested in how our life stories coincide with God’s story of grace and mercy.

A native of New England, Aaron is married and has two children.  He is also an avid drummer and percussionist, playing frequently in churches, clubs and theaters in the area.  He can be easily contacted through e-mail (Aaron@fbcplaistow.org) or by contacting the church office.

Carla Carney and FamilyCarla Carney, Music Director

Carla is the Music Director at First Baptist Church of Plaistow. She received her degree in Music, with a concentration in organ, from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and has received her Colleague certification from the American Guild of Organists.  She has previously served as organist at Jasper United Methodist in Jasper, Georgia and Buckhead Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also served as pianist at Eastland Heights Baptist Church in Atlanta,Georgia. In college, Carla would regularly substitute at local churches, and performed with Country artist Jennifer Nettles in Agnes Scott’s “London Fog” jazz ensemble.  She has also performed as a vocalist with the Cambridge Madrigal Singers, and was professionally recorded with the Atlanta Sacred Choral.

Carla grew up in Hampton, Georgia, a small town just south of Atlanta, and now lives in Lowell, Massachusetts with her husband Brent and their daughter Naomi.  She is also a full-time Montessori teacher at the Hollis Montessori School. Carla can be reached at Carla@fbcplaistow.org.

Church Staff PhotoJean Baker, Secretary

Jean and her husband Skip are long-term members of the First Baptist Church.  She retired from a career in graphic design and and is now active in several ministries at FBC. In addition to being a foster parent, she enjoys being outdoors and doing woodworking projects with Skip.  Jean can be reached at Jean@fbcplaistow.org.