In the late 1980's, Charlton Baptist
Church in Charlton, MA, saw the need for a new, vital, Bible-centered church
in the Brookfield area. In the course of time they were instrumental in
calling Dean McIsaac to be the first pastor of this new work known as... Quaboag
Valley Baptist Church.
|Dean & Terri McIsaac moved to Brookfield
from the Chicago area to plant this new work in January of 1990 under
the direction of Mission's Door, now located in Denver, CO. Dean had just completed nine
years of ministry in a church in Aurora, IL, after graduating from
Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton Graduate school. Terri is a native
of Yarmouth, ME who met Dean while attending college in New Brunswick,
Canada. They have two sons- Adam (25) and Scott (21).
When Dean & Terri came to the area in January of 1990,
they began hosting a Bible Study with three families for three months and then,
on April 15th, held their first public service at the Brookfield Town Hall. Soon
they relocated to the Sturbridge Lions Community Center in Fiskdale (now 'Mass Motion Dance') where they
grew from five families to just over 100 regular attenders over the next seven
years. In the summer of 1997 Quaboag Church moved to the Tantasqua High School
Auditorium located just across the Brookfield line in Sturbridge. In late
November 1998, after making renovations, QVBC moved again to the upper level of
what was known as Faxon's Antique Center, 175 Fiskdale Road in Brookfield. On October 15th, 2001, we were blessed to be able to
close on the purchase of the antique center building, and saw it all officially
become the permanent location for the people who make up "Quaboag Valley Baptist Church".
Since its beginning, the driving force behind
everything that God has done here at Quaboag is a deepening passion to reach out
to people throughout our area and, by God's grace, to see them fall in love with the Lord Jesus, to become "fully devoted followers of Jesus". We believe that this is the ultimate purpose we have for being here!