Our pastor

Kim Nelson and his wife, Nancy, joined us in August 2020. They have two grown children and four grandchildren. Before coming to our church, Pastor Kim served as a pastor with Barrington Baptist Church for 10 years, served with the FamilyLife ministry for 14 years, and served a church in Massachusetts for over 13 years.

Pastor Kim is a native of upstate New York and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

For fun, he loves spending time with his family, following the NFL, and keeping up with national politics. 

Our beliefs

We believe in one God, revealed through Jesus Christ, God’s Son, our Lord and Savior. We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God and the trustworthy and authoritative basis for what we believe and how we behave.

Baptism: We understand baptism to be a symbolic act  that Jesus chose as a way for people to state their faith in Him publicly.  

Infant/Child Dedication:  We recognize that faith in Jesus is a personal decision.  A parent can't make this decision for his or her child.  However, parents typically make a greater spiritual impact on their child than anyone else.  We are happy to have parents publicly dedicate themselves to the task of pointing their children to Jesus as they ask God's blessing and ask for the support and prayers of the church family.

The Lord’s Supper: We believe that the invitation to the Lord’s table is one which comes directly from Jesus and is extended to all who have put their trust in Him.  This meal is a symbolic act Jesus calls His followers to do, remembering His death on the cross for their sake. It is also a celebration of the joy, life, and salvation Jesus offers to all who follow Him.

Our desire

Our desire is to communicate and live out the good news of Jesus. We believe that everyone needs Jesus and that He is ultimately what people are looking for in life. Our faith and teaching center on Jesus....who He is, what He taught, and what He's done for us by laying down His life out of love for us and rising again.



We believe that the Bible is extremely relevant in the 21st century. . We try to communicate what the Bible teaches in a clear way that encourages people to apply what they hear. We aim for the challenging goal of "speaking the truth in love" (Ephesians 4:15).

Our history

As a continuous group of believers in Jesus in Scituate, our roots go back to 1832.  The group organized as a distinct church in 1835.  

The church's support of overseas missions work goes back to 1840.   Our church gave support to the abolition movement as far back as 1841. 

How we operate

Our church voluntarily cooperates with other churches, but the church members are the final human authority.  Of course, that human authority must function seeking to follow Jesus as Lord. 


In practice, the pastor and elected boards share responsibility for our church’s ongoing efforts, while recognizing that God wants every follower of Jesus involved in ministry of some kind.