Dr. Steven B. Nash was called as senior pastor of Boothbay Baptist in early 2010 after a year-long search. He began serving in April of that year. Dr. Nash (“Pastor Steve”) and his wife Mary Ann are originally from New Jersey and were missionaries with World Venture in Sao Paulo, Brazil for 15 years. In Brazil, Steve worked as a Baptist seminary professor teaching pastors and Christian workers from Brazil, and from other Portuguese speaking countries. Mary Ann helped in a Christian school and other children’s and women’s ministries. Prior to their missionary work Steve served as the pastor of Raritan Road Baptist Church in Cranford, N.J. for seven years, 1988-95. Before that he was a teacher-trainer with Evangelism Explosion Equipping Ministry at Sayre Woods Bible Church in Old Bridge, N.J., and an associate pastor at Stelton Baptist Church in Edison, N.J. Pastor Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical literature at Northeastern Bible College, Essex Falls, N.J., in 1984; a master’s degree in biblical studies at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, in 1986; and a Ph.D. in hermeneutics and biblical interpretation also at Westminster in 2000. Dr. and Mrs. Nash have a daughter Sarah, son-in-law Ian, and two beautiful grandchildren, Arden and Hunter.