Our Pastor

Rev. David Pruitt 
                                     Interim Pastor

Rev. Dave Pruitt is from Lynn, MA, north of Boston and graduated from Gordon College and College Divinity School where he met his wife, Anna-Lisa.  They were married in 1964 and have two sons and three grandchildren.
Dave was ordained as a Baptist minister and served a church in Providence, RI before teaching at Walpole High School in MA for almost 30 years.
He re-entered the ministry in 1997 and before coming to West Newbury has served Congregational Churches in Haverhill and Dalton, NH as well as Bradford, Newbury and Well River, Vermont.  He particularly enjoyed the occasions when he had filled in for Rev. Cindy Batten and both he and Anna-Lisa are grateful to have been called as West Newbury’s pastor.

Our Past Ministers

  • 1865 - 1869                        David Connell
  • 1870 - 1875                        Robert D. Miller
  • 1875 - 1888                        Amzi Lyon
  • 1888 - 1890                        Edward Smith
  • 1892 - 1896                        Chalmer Coolidge
  • 1896 - 1898                        Ralph Abercombee
  • 1899 - 1901                        George Furness
  • 1901 - 1902                        Lewis Atwood
  • 1902 - 1903                        Gilbert Curtis
  • 1904 - 1906                        Elbridge Torry
  • 1906 - 1908                        George Chaplin
  • 1908 - 1910                        George Fuller
  • 1911 - 1913                        David James
  • 1914 - 1916                        James Richmond
  • 1919 - 1921                        William McNeal
  • 1921 - 1922                        Arthur Atwood
  • 1923 - 1928                        J. Newton Perrin
  • 1928 - 1935                        E. C. Sargent
  • 1935 - 1941                        John Emerson
  • 1941 - 1947                        E. C. Sargent
  •                                            George Scrambler 7/46 - 12/46
  • 1948 - 1951                        Timothy G. Padden
  • 1952 - 1953                        John Colburn
  • 1953 - 1958                        Hugh Reed
  • 1958                                   Jeffery Atwater
  • 1958 - 1962                        Clifford Newton
  • 1963                                   David Norris 
  • 1963 - 1972                        John Marsh
  • 1972 - 1978                        Adrian Rene Aeschliman
  • 1979 - 1982                        Joseph DeCoeur
  • 1983 - 1985                        Gary Waite
  • 1985 - 1993                        Alden Launer
  • 1993 - 1995                        Deborah Perrigo
  • 1995 - 1996                        Thomas Kinder
  • 1997 - 1999                        Steven Seminerio
  • 1999 - 2004                        Donald Towle
  • 2004 - 2019                        Cynthia J. Batten
  • 2019 -                                 David Pruitt