Yes! New London
“All the promises of God are Yes! in Christ Jesus” –
2 Corinthians 1:20

Statement of Faith

We Believe that the Bible is God’s Holy Word, verbally and fully inspired, inerrant and infallible in the original text, and of final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We Believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We Believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, the He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and eternal death all who come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ.
We Believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of God. We believe that in His earthly life He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. We believe in His substitutionary and atoning death for the sins of the world. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints. We believe in His personal and visible, imminent and pre-millennial return to the world in power and great glory.
We Believe in the Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe He was sent forth from the Father to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. We believe that He indwells, sanctifies, instructs, guides, empowers, comforts, and intercedes for believers in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit sovereignly bestows His gifts upon believers in Christ. 
We Believe that all people are, by nature and by choice, sinners, destitute of any power to save themselves. We believe that the only means of salvation for humankind is the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit through personal faith in Jesus Christ and in the sufficiency of His shed blood. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people: those who are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.
We Believe the universal Church is a living, spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head, and to which all regenerated persons belong. We believe a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized by immersion in water upon an acceptable confession of faith in Christ, and associated together for worship, work, and fellowship; and for the task of persuading a sinful world to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We believe that the Ordinances of Believers’ Baptism and The Lord’s Supper are ordinances committed to the local church. We further believe that each local church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority.
We Believe that human betterment and social improvement are essential by-products of the Gospel. The Church, therefore, is to exercise concern for both the spiritual and social needs of humankind, while recognizing that it’s first and foremost priority is the evangelization of the world. 
We Believe that it is the believer’s privilege and duty to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”. We believe that this is done through personal and diligent study of the Holy Scriptures, through attendance at regular and special services and events of the local church, through observance of Biblical ethical standards, through intercessory prayer for others and through the faithful stewardship of time, talents, and treasures entrusted to the believer by his Lord. 

Mission Statement:

In obedience to the commands of the Lord Jesus, the Mission of the Huntington Street Baptist Church is to tell people about salvation through Jesus Christ and to support Christians in the local area and around the world.

Vision Statement:

In dependence upon the Holy Spirit, the Huntington Street Baptist Church will seek to create a fellowship of Christians who are spiritually alive, unified in spirit, mobilized for ministry, expressing compassion for the whole person, sensitive to human needs, and aggressive in the carrying out of its Mission Statement.
mission statement



Rev. Byron Westbrook

More affectionately known as Pastor Bud… He loves fishing, both for people and for fish.  Pastor Bud graduated from Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO in 1985, and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY in 1989. He and his wife, Andrea, live in New London, and have four adult children and one grandson. He has served on pastoral staff at three churches over the course of more than 30 years, and as a prison chaplain for the CT Department of Correction since 1992.

Ella Sutton

Deaconess Chairwoman;
Sunday-School Teacher 
Ella is a retired teacher and puts those skills to use as she shows others how to love the Lord. There is always a smile on her face and her heart is grateful. Ella has been a Deaconess for about 20 years.

Ben Rovero

 Director of Christian Education 
Ben and his wife, Alicia, are awesome additions to the HSBC leadership team! Ben took over Director of Christian in April of 2018. He is currently attending Chariho Baptist Seminary Extension.

Larry Harris

Larry retired from the US Navy in 2015, and now helps to build the submarines he was proud to serve in at Electric Boat. He and his wife, Trish, came to HSBC in 2013. Larry is also  our go-to audio/visual guy and works with his wife to update and maintain our beautiful building.


Alicia Rovero

Church Secretary 
Alicia and her husband, Ben, joined the church in July of 2017. Wanting to serve the Lord she put her office skills to use and took the Secretarial position in December. She is a joy and delightful presence to work with. She is  currently attending Chariho Baptist Seminary Extension.

Trish Harris

 Chairman of Trustees
Church Clerk/Historian
Trish and her husband, Larry, have lived in CT for 19 years. She has served as an Ombudsman for multiple Naval commands, a Scout leader, and  is currently attending Chariho Baptist Seminary Extension with Ben and Alicia. She focuses much of her time on updating and maintaining the building with her husband and making the church historical records orderly.

Armand Lambert

Church Organist
Armand keeps us all in tune and in time. No matter if it is the contemporary Christian music or the classic hymns, he makes the Austin organ sound beautiful as he has for the past 20 years.

Andrea Westbrook

Praise Team Leader 
Andrea loves her family, her church, and the beach. She brings us beautiful music each Sunday and blesses us with her love for God and music.

Julie Rovero

Julie joined our Praise Team in 2018 and added her lovely flute to the mix. She has been playing since her youth.