Meet Our Worship Leaders

Rev. Scott W. Cousineau - Pastor

Rev. Scott W. Cousineau joined us on October 28, 2007 as our Minister, after the congregation felt called by God to extend the right hand of fellowship and the Call to Ministry to him by a unanimous vote of those present (118-0) on September 16, 2007. (Click here to read the press release that welcomed Scott to Norfolk.) Read more

Rev. Renee Kaufman - Christian Education Associate

Renee was born and raised in West Virginia, and graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Journalism. After graduating from college, Renee began working at her home church and it was at that time that she felt the call to the ministry. She received her Master of Divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia. Renee served as the Program Coordinator with the American Baptist Churches, USA national offices in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. She has served as the Associate Minister at the First Baptist Church in Chili, New York, and as Minister at the First Baptist Church in Beverly, Massachusetts. Renee was previously serving as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of North Oxford, Massachusetts. Her first Sunday with us was February 12.

Daniel Dickson - Director of Music

Daniel was born in California and is from a family of ten children. He began his musical training at age nine when his family moved to Washington state. Two years later he began taking private cello lessons. Daniel began competing at age thirteen, winning both cello and piano competitions. Since then he has won numerous scholarship and concerto competitions and studied under some of the most respected musicians of this generations including Olga Kern, Andre Watts, Alan Chow, Midori, Alisa Weilerstien, Tokyo String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, Arianna String Quartet, and many others. In 2009 his all-sibling string quartet was offered full tuition to study at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, under the tutelage of the Arianna String Quartet. In 2012, Daniel was selected to represent the university on a tour of Russia, hosted and funded by the University of Missouri St. Louis and the Samara-St. Louis Sister City Organization. He was in Russia for two weeks, giving master-classes, concerts, and lectures. Daniel is attending Boston University pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in cello performance.