Rev. Dr. Alonzo Chisholm
Dr. Al is one of six siblings born to Rev. and Ms. Joseph Chisholm of Rock Hill, SC. Four of the six children became ministers of the gospel. He is a retired Major of the United States Air Force. Upon his retirement, he joined the Third Baptist Church of Lawrence MA.
At Third Baptist, he held several leadership positions that included:
Superintendent of Christian Education, Chair of Men’s Ministry and Chair of Nursing Home Ministry in Methuen, MA.
He is an Ordained Deacon, and preached his first sermon in October 2002. Since God called him as his courier for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Dr. Al served many churches throughout the region, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico.
He served as Interim Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Melrose, First Baptist of Boston, First Baptist Church of Salam, Resident Pastor, Woburn, Resident Pastor, Gloucester.
Presently, he is serving as the Protestant Chaplain at VA Bedford, MA.
Dr. Al received his Ordination in 2020. He is married to Cedeline who is also a retiree from the Air Force. They are the proud parents of three sons and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Suzanne DeGisi is our office manager. She is a dependable presence in our office. DeGisi stays on top of many of the little things that go unnoticed. She organizes parishioner data, filters and sorts the mail, and troubleshoots the office equipment or finds someone who can. DeGisi always is looking for better and more efficient ways to do things.
Ms. Elizabeth Keusch is our organist and choir director. Also, Beth is one of our soloists. Her singing and that of Maxwell Li’s enhance our worship services. As a vocalist, one of Beth’s specialties is difficult music, at which she excels. As our organist and choir director, Beth works well with our choir. She is a patient and professional director who pays attention to the little things that are so important to a choir. Our organ was refurbished a little over a year ago, and Beth gets the most out of it.
Our church is blessed with two custodians, Roselvia and Fredy Orozco. They work tirelessly to keep our church clean and tidy. Roselvia focuses on the building, and Fredy on the grounds, yet it is quite common to see them working together on a project. They diligently work to keep things in order, and to keep the church looking beautiful inside and out.