Who We Are
We are a group of sinners from many backgrounds, united for the purpose of worshiping God through the true head of the church, Jesus, the Messiah (“Christ”).
We are definitely not perfect. We are sinners, and we fail all the time. One of the reasons we come to church is to learn to be more and more like Jesus.
Dr. John Beals
Pastor John is originally from Brockton, and has lived in the area all his life. He first trusted Christ as a child, and grew in the Lord during his teen years. Pastor John and Robin have two adult children.
He has faithfully ministered at IBC since 1986, and has been Senior Pastor since 2002. God has gifted him with an ability to clearly communicate God's Word through teaching and expository preaching.
He holds a Doctor of Pastoral Theology degree from Bob Jones University, as well as a Master of Ministry, and a Bachelor of Arts in Bible.
Church Business, Youth Ministry
Also from Brockton, Peter Beals first trusted in Christ as a young child. During his high school years, Peter met Sarah (Harju) of Middleboro; they married shortly after college. Peter worked in business for twelve years before God led him to work at IBC full time in 2003. Peter and Sarah have six children.
Peter is responsible for church business and youth ministry. Before coming to IBC's staff, Peter and Sarah served as youth ministry volunteers since 1992.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.