Mark and Cindi Massaro of First Baptist, Dunkirk, N.Y., pose with two of their four children in front of the church’s parsonage.

DUNKIRK, N.Y.—First Baptist Church has called Mark Massaro as pastor. Previously he was associate pastor of student and children’s ministries at First Baptist Church, Princeton, Indiana, for 10 years; youth pastor at New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Illinois; and a church planting missionary, working with youth and children’s ministry, at Galway Bay Baptist Church in Ireland. For many years Mark and his wife, Cindi, also served as youth leaders at First Baptist Church, Hackensack, New Jersey, where they met.

Mark and Cindi are both certified Biblical counselors. Mark says his passion “is to see people meet Jesus, grow in their faith in God, become active in ministry, and share the gospel with others.”