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Independent - Evangelistic

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 25 Church Street (Gardner’s Neck Rd. at Church St)


Robert A. Sargent, aka Pastor Bob, is the Pastor of South Swansea Baptist Church, married for 40 years, the father of four blessed children, and grand father of eleven.

As a young teen from a non-Christian background, Pastor Bob sought out the counsel of a pastor, who led him to the Lord. The pastor saw something in the sixteen year old and decided to give Bob his own Bible. Nurtured by a dedicated youth worker and encouraged by other men and women, a seed for God and His Kingdom's work was planted.

In 1977, at the age of seventeen, the young convert left home to attend Bible College in Michigan. There he met Connie, his wife to be, and married her in December of 1980. Together they graduated in 1982. With his degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministries, he and his young bride moved to Massachusetts. There he became an Assistant Pastor.

In 1987, he felt the call upon his life to pastor. In late February/early March through a pastor friend, a contact was made with the South Swansea Union Church. After initially speaking at the church and meeting with the leadership, Pastor Bob came as a candidate in May of that year and was received as the church's Pastor. By June, Bob and Connie, along with their daughters happily moved into the church parsonage, where later another daughter and son would be added to their family.All in the family have been blessed in serving at the church throughout their young lives and living for the Lord today, following the examples of unconditional love, endurance and faithfulness set by their parents and church family.

One of Pastor Sargent’s favorite verses is Luke 9:62- “But Jesus said to him, ‘No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.’”Gentle perseverance is his distinguishing characteristic. Now, after 34 years, he still has his hand to the plow, faithfully tilling the ground for souls and lovingly planting the seed of God’s Word.

After much prayer and purpose on a foundation that had been previously laid, the name of the ministry became South Swansea Baptist Church in 1998. Praise is continually made to God for His wonderful working in the hearts of His blessed people, especially in the beloved body of South Swansea.

  25 Church Street (Gardner’s Neck Rd. at Church St), Swansea, MA 02777 -- (508) 672 – 3382