Doug Dean, Lead Pastor
Doug has served as pastor of Trinity Bible Church since 1991. His experience prior to that included several teaching positions in both private and public schools, part-time church ministries in Maine and Texas, and four years in campus ministry at Dartmouth College. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Dallas Theological Seminary, having grown up in Memphis.
Doug's primary ministry focus is leading and feeding the flock at Trinity, but like most pastors of smaller churches he wears a variety of hats, including Trinity's music ministry, one that he particularly enjoys.
Doug and his wife Kim are empty-nesters, with three grown children and an unfairly cute granddaughter. Doug and Kim play trumpet and bass clarinet, respectively, with the Kearsarge Community Band, appearing in summertime parades and bandstands as well as occasional concerts throughout the year. Doug also plays monthly jazz gigs as an original member of the Tall Granite Big Band.
Not many people know... Doug has had a bowl of Rice Chex for breakfast almost every morning for the past 40 years. ("Discovered it at my grandfather's house one time and never looked back!")
Mark Anderson, Associate Pastor
Mark came to Trinity in 2008. Prior to that, Mark had experience counseling emotionally disturbed teens, working in the corporate world, and then serving on the pastoral staff of a church in New Jersey for 10 years. Mark is a graduate of Old Dominion University and of Bethel Seminary of the East.
Though he is involved in many different tasks during the week, the underlying theme of Mark's role at Trinity is to equip God's people for works of service (Ephesians 4:1-12). During the week you may find Mark teaching, supporting, training, encouraging, coordinating, planning, or counseling - or anything else that might need to be done!
Mark loves spending time with his wife and three children. Among Mark's many interests are gardening, riding his bike, and finding more firewood to feed to his wood stove.
Not many people know... Mark grew up in Iowa, Texas, New Jersey, and Virginia.
Tom Brown, Elder
Tom has been at Trinity since 1998, landing here upon “returning home” to his New Hampshire roots following a number of years in Virginia. After college and a short stint in the teaching field, he has spent the rest of his professional career in the world of computers, working currently as the IT manager of a locally based e-commerce firm. His primary ministry at Trinity beyond the leadership team has been in the area of music and worship.
Tom lives with his family in the community of Andover, where he and his wife enjoy the life of “small town America.” Tom enjoys bike riding, working in the yard and getting out with his family whenever possible.
Not many people know... Tom enjoys cooking, but only when there’s a grill involved.
Nick Clark, Elder
Thom Smith, Elder
Thom has attended Trinity since 2008. He moved back to his home state of New Hampshire after living in several different states, including Georgia, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. He is thankful for the opportunities he has had at TBC, such as writing devotionals for the Christmas Eve services, teaching Cross Training classes, as well as going on a short-term mission trip to Guam to assist Trans World Radio.
Thom has been an educator in different capacities for the last sixteen years, including teaching pre-school, elementary school, middle school, and college students. He also counseled middle school and high school students at The Fold Family Ministries in Vermont.
Thom and his wife, Amy, live in Andover with their eight children. They enjoy biking, hiking, and living in this vacationland setting. When he isn’t parenting or teaching, Thom likes to write, especially poetry.
Not many people know... Thom has had several different employment experiences, such as landscaper, janitor, furniture delivery man, security guard, and pipe fabricator.
Philip Sprunger, Elder
Phil came to Trinity in 2004, moving north from Charleston, South Carolina. He and his wife Sarah quickly became involved in leading the young adult ministry and helping with the nursery. Philip also joined in singing on the Praise & Worship team. In 2008, Philip had the opportunity to serve as one of three physicians on a short-term medical mission trip to Haiti.
Philip enjoys playing a mediocre game of basketball, working on home improvement projects, and spending time with his wife and three young children.
Not many people know... Philip grew up in Puerto Rico as a missionary kid before migrating north. This could help explain why he loves lobster, coconut flan, and barbecue.
Trinity's leadership also includes a team of deacons, who manage the church's facilities and oversee a number of our ministries of mercy.