Pastor Doug McMasters was born in England into a US military family, and lived in England, California, Indiana, the Philippines and Illinois by the time he was eight. Those experiences and his own time in the U.S. Air Force gave him a love for people from all over the world.
Pastor Doug McMasters graduated summa cum laude from The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, and brings with him over thirty years of pastoral experience. He has served churches in New York State, Los Angeles and London and he acted as director of pastoral correspondence at Grace to You, the international radio ministry of Bible-teacher and pastor John MacArthur. Most recently, he served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Road Chapel in London, England.
His wife of thirty-four years, Royale, is a native of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. They have two sons, Matt and Ben, both living in London.
For enjoyment, Pastor McMasters loves his family time, the company of friends, reading a good book, a rousing, engaged conversation, fly-fishing for trout, a long country walk with his Black Lab, Knight, photography, cooking some new recipe for others, watching cycling races on tv or doing some long cycling ride on his road bike.
His wife, Royale, is a registered nurse with several years of labor and delivery experience, and a UCLA-certified lactation educator. She has a strong passion to help young women mature in Christ and has gifts of hospitality, friendliness and giving. Royale likes to cook, open her home to guests and friends, hold babies, take walks, knit, do quilting, and make gifts for others. She is convinced chocolate is a major food group.
Pastor Doug remarks, “In the film Chariots of Fire, Olympic gold-medalist runner Eric Liddell remarked he felt God’s pleasure when he ran—he knew his efforts sprang from the gifts and calling of God. I sense that same God-given pleasure when ministering the Word publicly or helping others understand it in more private contexts. Nothing delights me more than helping people gain a deeper love for God through a better understanding of His Word. And that love starts with the wonderful news that the Lord Jesus Christ is a Savior who died for sinners and that God forgives all who come to Him in repentance, trusting solely in Christ to deliver them.”
Rev. Micah McCormick
Micah serves as assistant pastor and is involved in many facets of ministry at NHPBC. Micah received his M.Div. from Geneva Reformed Seminary and his Ph.D. in Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Micah has also completed church internships with Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and with Christ Reformed Church near Atlanta, GA. Micah is eager to see the gospel bear fruit in NHPBC as Christ is proclaimed in all of his glory. Micah’s hobbies include reading, surfing, hiking, and board games.
Ted Lee was born into a Christian family and came to know Jesus Christ as his savior when he was a young boy. Having become a member of the New Hyde Park Baptist Church in 2000, he serves on the Elder Council and organist at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church. He also serves on the editorial staff of Credo Magazine. He was previously on the academic faculty of the New York University School of Medicine, and works to help develop new medicines for patients. He is passionate about honoring God in corporate worship and enjoys collecting fountain pens. Ted is married to his wife Pat, and they have three children, Brian, Allen, and Amy.
Bob was born into a nominally Protestant family attending Sunday School periodically but did not truly hear the gospel until a college friend shared it with him. The Lord by grace saved him and his wife Lois soon after they began attending a Baptist church in Queens where they were both baptized. Bob and Lois became members of NHPBC in 1979 and raised their three grown children here. Through the years, Bob, now a retired engineer, has served in numerous capacities at NHPBC including Deacon, Trustee, worship leader, choir member, and child care helper. Bob loves to sing God’s praises especially the rich hymns of the faith. He enjoys spending time with his five grandchildren and is a lifelong Mets fan.