In 2005, Raymond Baptist Church was seeking a leader, and our prayers were answered when Rev. Dr. Kevin McBride accepted our call as Senior Pastor. Under Pastor Kevin’s leadership at RBC, God has moved in outstanding ways, including the SonShine Community Table which has become a favorite destination for over 100 individuals in the community to stop in and have a free dinner and fellowship every Monday, the Community Food Pantry which is available to those in need, Senior Appreciation Breakfasts that are held the first Saturday of each month, a free Wild Game Dinner which is open to the public each January, and more. We at RBC join Pastor Kevin’s passion to make our church indispensable to the life of our communities and world in the name of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Kevin and his family are from Gorham, ME. He graduated from Boston University with a major in Aerospace Engineering, and was an Aerospace Engineer before entering the ministry after graduating from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He grew up in New York and then moved to Boston where he met his wife, Diane. He and Diane have been married over 20 years, and they have three children; Cassandra, AJ, and Landon.

Pastor Kevin grew up in a strong Italian Catholic family in the church with a deep love and appreciation for God. He came to a personal relationship with Christ through his college roommate, and his call to ministry was affirmed by the Pastors of the church he attended while in college.


Raising fully committed disciples of Christ to carry out Jesus’ priorities summarized in “The Great Commission” to Reach, Teach, and Serve.


My name is Tara Swist and it is a privilege to serve as the Children’s Ministry Director at Raymond Baptist Church. Having a heart for children and a love for sharing the Good News of Christ, I serve alongside my husband Ken, of 20 years, on the worship team, directing Vacation Bible School and serving in various ministries throughout the church.

Raised in a Christian home, I accepted Christ’s gift of salvation at a Billy Graham Crusade in Boston my junior year of high school.  Upon graduating high school, I enrolled at Gordon College, in Wenham, MA, earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

This led to a 15-year teaching career in both private and public schools, and 7 summer’s directing summer camps. After adopting our 5 children, I have had the privilege of being a stay at home mom, as well as, homeschooling them.

As the Children’s Ministry Director, my desire is to Reach, Teach, and Serve families in equipping them to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, walking alongside them and their children as they “grow in wisdom, in stature and in favor with God and Man,” as proclaimed in Luke 2:52.


Youth and Family Ministry Director

Jim Belknap
Ed Burgess
Michael Chouinard
Ted Whitten
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