ABOUT THE PASTOR
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering
and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2
Reverend Dr. David L. Massey, the son of Elizabeth Massey and the late Fred Massey, Jr. was born July 27, 1957 in Chatham County, North Carolina. Born fourth of eight children, he accepted the Lord at an early age and began preaching at the age of nine. He joined the Hickory Grove Baptist Church near Chapel Hill, North Carolina where, at age 10 he was licensed to preach the gospel on April 21, 1968 and later ordained into the ministry on July 14, 1974.
Reverend Massey has served as pastor for three churches in North Carolina and by divine appointment Reverend Massey’s leadership, ministerial experience and spiritual vision is now blessing the Hopewell Baptist Church in Windsor, CT where he serves as Senior Pastor and Teacher. Under his leadership the church has embarked upon a multi-million dollar building program.
He completed the Spring 1990 Pastoral Counseling training Program and the 2000 Supervisor Group Training Program of the Saint Francis Academy for Clinical Pastoral Training. In May, 2000 he received the Doctor of Divinity Degree from Eastern-Maryland Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA and Doctor of Humane Letters from Eastern Theological. He is a Pastoral Counselor and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the Black American Association of Christian Counselors.
Reverend Massey serves as First Vice President of the New England Missionary Baptist Convention. He also is Vice President at Large of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. He is Treasurer of the Asher Association of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention. He served as the Asher Association first moderator. Reverend Massey has also served as President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Hartford. (2 terms). He completed the Dean’s Certification course of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. in June, 2011.
Reverend Massey attributes all of his accomplishments to the Power and Grace of God, and states as the Apostle Paul, “By the Grace of God, I am what I am.”