Reverend Stephen R. and Dianne Neill

Pastor Steve has been the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church since October of 1996. Pastor Neill left a career in banking to respond to the call of full-time ministry, moving from New England to attend Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama. Shortly after graduation he was commissioned by Philadelphia Baptist Church of Birmingham to be their home missionary church planter to New England. Following 13 years of ministry in church planting he accepted the call of First Baptist Church in Meredith, NH.

Dianne is the founder and leader of the Women's Ministry of First Baptist which has reached out to women across the Lakes Region through Women's Bible Study, social teas and organized women's conferences and weekend getaways. Pastor Steve and Dianne have four grown children and 7 grandchildren. Their deepest desire is to see the lives of any person coming through the church doors changed by the power of the Spirit of God which is at work here.