Pastor/Staff

Rev. Dr. Evan C. Hines

Pastor
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Praise the Lord and welcome to the Eliot Congregational Church. God’s vision for the church is that we advance the kingdom by spreading the gospel and making disciples through teaching, preaching, and baptizing.

Let us pray together that by the power of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit that we would continue to live a life that brings glory to God until that day we meet Him face to face in glory.

Rev. Evan C. Hines
Senior Pastor

Minister Douglas Burrell

Douglas BurrellDouglas A. Burrell, Sr. began attending Eliot Congregational Church of Roxbury in 1979 and became a faithful member, joining the Church in 1985.    In 2004, Minister Burrell became a member of the Board of Deacons where he served until 2009.  While on the Board he held the Office of Vice-Chairperson for two years.  He was Ordained as a Deacon in 2008 by the Rev. Dr. Evan C. Hines and licensed to preach as a minister in October 2009.   Minister Burrell currently serves as one of the church worship leaders and officiates funeral services when needed.  Minister Burrell is married to Tenora Archibald Burrell and together they have five children.  We look at life differently: we can be joyful even when facing the hard things that come into our lives. (Romans 5:2)

Minister Calvin Miller

MillerMinister Calvin Miller  joined the Eliot Congregational Church of Roxbury in February 1977 and shortly thereafter joined the Saturday Church School as a Bible study teacher, and later became the Church School Director.  In February 1977 he was ordained a Deacon under the auspices of the late Reverend Doctor Ozzie L. Edwards.  October 2009 he was licensed to preach by his current Pastor, Reverend Doctor Evan C. Hines and in June 2011 received a Certificate to Preach from the Boston Christian Academy. 

Minister Miller continues his ministry at the Eliot Congregational Church of Roxbury by periodically teaching mid-week Bible Study, serving as the Director of the Youth Fellowship and directing the Saturday Church School.  He is also an active member of the Missionary Association, preaches Sunday morning Church Service when the Pastor is away, and officiates funeral services when needed. Calvin Robert Miller is married to Carleen Pina-Miller (27yrs).   A faithful servant and a man after Gods own heart (Acts 13:22).

Minister Cheryl Scott

Cheryl ScottMinister Cheryl Andry Scott joined the Christian body at Eliot Congregational Church in July 1996.  Since becoming a member of Eliot, she has been and continues to be an active member of the Church.

Minister Scott began her Christian life at Eliot Church by first serving for two years as a Bible Study Teacher for the Saturday Church School.  While teaching bible study to the children on Saturday’s, she also served as Assistant Clerk of the church for one year.  Leaving the Saturday Church School she then went on to hold the office of clerk for three years.  She was selected by the late Reverend Dr. Ozzie L. Edwards to serve on the Deacon Board in 2000 and did so until 2009.  From 2003 until 2007, Deacon Scott chaired the Board of Deacons. 

 In 2008 she was ordained as a Deacon by her current Pastor, Reverend Dr. Evan C. Hines and licensed to preach in October 2009 and earned a Certificate to Preach from the Boston Christian Academy in June 2011.  Minister Scott received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Alabama State University with a major in Sociology and minor in Psychology.  She has completed numerous post graduate courses in Insurance Underwriting, Accounting and Grants Management.

Her ministerial strengths include counseling and administration.  She has a real passion for women’s ministry and is always willing to serve wherever the need is greatest (Matthew 23:11 The greatest among you must be a servant).

Minister Deloris Tuggle

TuggleMinister Deloris Tuggle is quick to tell anyone she has been a Christian all of her life.  She joined the Eliot Church family in 1982.  After spending a short time as a bench member, she knew she had to be active in God’s vineyard.  She has served in several capacities at Eliot Church including Chairperson of the Deacon Board, President of the Jubilee Choir, Council Member at Large, Pastor’s Advisory Committee (PAC), Women’s Bible Study Teacher and various other support positions whenever and wherever needed.

Minister Tuggle was licensed as a Minister by Rev. Dr. Evan C. Hines in October of 2009.  She has studied theology at Boston Christian Academy and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  She and her husband, Aaron, have been blessed with two sons, Nathan and Winston.   Minister Tuggle feels God has called her to minister to women and the underprivileged.  She says “If you help others when you’re strong, God will help you when you’re weak.”