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Our Staff & Leadership

Church Leadership

SSBC is an elder-led congregational church. The congregation meets quarterly to discuss and make decisions regarding significant church issues like appointing leadership, establishing doctrine, and major financial decisions. The elders and pastors, supported by the church staff, provide spiritual leadership to the congregation. 


CODYphotoSenior Pastor, Cody Busby
Cody has served as Senior Pastor since January 2017. He is married to Melissa, and they have four daughters and one son-in-law. He has a doctoral degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys smoking meats, woodworking, and is a proud member of the South Shore Curling Club. Cody can be reached at 781-749-2592 x123.



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Associate Pastor, Steve Grissom
Steve Grissom is originally from Illinois, the land of Lincoln. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and holds an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). He and his wife, Sheena, met in high school, and their ministry experience has taken them to a few different places, including Newfoundland as missionaries and most recently Madison, Alabama, where he pastored a small church. Steve’s passions include biblical counseling and missions. Steve and Sheena have five children, four daughters and a son. The Grissom family arrived in Hingham in February of 2019 and love living on the South Shore. Steve and Sheena enjoy extending hospitality to others, going on hikes, and playing board games with their children. Steve likes playing basketball, running, traveling, and enjoying coffee throughout the day. Steve can be reached at 781-749-2592 x110.

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Youth Director, Joe Delaporta
Joe is from Millis, MA, and his wife Hannah is from Wrentham, MA. Joe graduated from Framingham State University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Criminology, and is currently a student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing his M.Div. Before this role at SSBC, Joe has been involved in youth ministry at Medway Community Church where he served as an intern for youth ministry. When Joe is not working, he loves reading, following the Bruins and the Patriots, and watching movies with his wife. Joe can be reached at 781-749-2592 x107. 


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Director of Worship, Jennifer Boel
Jennifer Boel grew up in Pembroke, Massachusetts, graduated from Eastern Nazarene College (Massachusetts) in 1994 with a B.S. in Music Education, and later pursued a Master’s Degree in Special Education. In 2016, she enrolled in the Worship Leadership Master’s Program at Southern Seminary and gleaned from several courses that solidified her calling and enhanced her oversight of worship ministry.  Although Jennifer enjoyed 10 years of teaching music in Quincy Public Schools, in 1999, she responded to the calling to serve as Director of Worship at South Shore Baptist Church. Apart from her ministry at SSBC, some things Jennifer enjoys are reading, knitting, listening to clean comedy, and walking the beach in all seasons while searching for sea glass and heart shaped rock treasures to add to her collection. However, her greatest earthly treasure is her husband, Chris! Jennifer can be reached at 781-749-2592 x105.


Ann Cox headshotDirector of Children's Ministry, Ann Cox
Ann Cox has attended South Shore Baptist Church since she was 12 years old and came to saving faith here. Since then, she has worked to develop and lead many of our children’s programs, and many know Ann as the main Bible teacher, always making sure the Bible and the gospel are presented in ways that children can understand. Ann graduated from Bridgewater State College with a bachelor in Early Childhood Education and received her masters in Elementary Education from Eastern Nazarene College in 2003. She taught first grade at First Baptist Christian School for 3 years and then at South Shore Christian Academy for 19 years.
Ann has been married to Terry for 40 years and has two adult children and five grandchildren. Ann enjoys taking mystery rides with Terry, playing word games, cooking, and spending time with family. Ann can be reached at 781-749-2592 x121.  

Office Staff

The office is open Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, 781-749-2592
Karen Pinkham, Office Manager
Kevin Keohane, Director of Ministry Operations
Cooper Williams, Administrative Assistant

To contact someone via email, please contact the office


The New Testament churches were shepherded by a plurality of elders. The elders (also called pastors or overseers in the Bible) have responsibility for the spiritual care and leadership of the church. Elders must be men of exemplary Christian character who demonstrate leadership, an aptitude to teach sound doctrine, and a pastor's heart for the congregation.

Read "A Job Description for Lay Elders" blog post here.

Our current elders:

Cody Busby
Randy Aamot
Andy Bargende
Joe Bellew
Tim Ells
Kent Forkner
Adrian Hanley
Vincent Lifrieri
Dan Light
Pete Longley
Dave MacDougall
Conrad Spaulding
Jim VanArsdale

Eldon Abbott (Emeritus)
Gerry Bennett (Emeritus)
Herb Hess (Emeritus)
John Sargent (Emeritus)