Matthew Wigton has been the pastor of The First Baptist Church of Rockport since 2009.  He holds a B.A. from The Ohio State University and an M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He is married to Megan and they have three children, Alistair, Ainsley and Addison, and a beagle named Maggie.  Matt served as an elected member of the Rockport Housing Authority from 2013-2018. He’s also a Paul Harris Fellow and active member in the Rotary Club of Rockport. He has a passion for church revitalization in the local and historical churches of New England.


Administrative Assistant:

Maureen Small was born and raised in Billerica Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. from Lowell University (now UMASS Lowell) in English and Elementary Education. She has worked in the computer software industry for 33+ years in technical support, quality assurance testing, software training, and technical writing. She recently retired as the Senior Technical Writer/Documentation Specialist for the H&R Block Tax Software DIY division. She and her husband Mark currently reside in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Together they have one son, Geoffrey who is married to their daughter-in-law Kyla, and two grandchildren, Maela and Max.

Administrative Intern:

Katie Favaloro has served in several capacities at the church since 2014. She is a Rockport native and 2017 graduate of Rockport High School and 2020 Graduate of the University of Southern Maine.  She is also a member of the Rockport Fire Department.

Music Director:

Laurie Tuck is a native of Cranston, Rhode Island. She holds a B.A. from Skidmore College and a M.A. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Laurie has been active in youth, music and camping ministry for many years, and served as a teacher in Rockport Public Schools. She is currently the manager at Tuck’s Candy and Gifts, one of Rockport’s oldest stores. She and her husband live in Rockport and have two adult children.