New England School of Ministry | an Affiliate Campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College
New England School of Ministry (NESOM) is an affiliate campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College. We are a Christian school established to teach and equip any student who desires to gain a deep and thorough knowledge of God and His Word as found in the Bible. We offer associates level Bible classes, outreach opportunities, short-term missions and Christian service opportunities as part of our curriculum.
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“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24

What is NESOM?

New England School of Ministry (NESOM) provides a 2-year program for any student seeking to deepen their knowledge of the Bible, become equipped for vocational ministry, strengthen their foundation with Biblical truth and Spirit filled application, and know God more.

NESOM was established in 2015 after more than 3 years of prayer and planning. In February 2012, over a cup of coffee, the idea for a Bible school in New England was born. In the the fall of 2012, we had the opportunity to share the vision for the school with several New England pastors and there was an overwhelming confirmation of God’s will to see this ministry established.  NESOM would become a school that would emphasize the importance of accurate interpretation and application of the Bible and teach the principles found in the Bible to equip students to impact the region of New England.

NESOM is an affiliate campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College, which has a main campus in Murrieta, California and a network of more than 40 affiliate schools both domestically and internationally. By being part of this large and unique network, our students will have the opportunity to attend any of these campuses while staying on track to complete the 2-year program.

NESOM is a ministry of Lighthouse Calvary Chapel (LCC), a Calvary Chapel church. The LCC Board of Stewards governs the school.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work”. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Meet the Staff and Faculty


Dean Barham

Overseeing Pastor/Teacher

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Derek Rapolla


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Mitch Inglis


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Jerry Goncalo


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Jim Davis



Ron Clement


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Joel Roggenback

Pastor/Committee Member

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Ken Broderick

Committee Member

Student Life

Student Life

From inception, NESOM’s vision for the student body has been three fold. First, that through the teaching of God’s Word students would grow in his or her knowledge of God’s will for their lives. We believe that the disciplined and devoted study of Scripture will lead to an empowered Christian life equipped for service. Secondly, through fellowship with other believers all students would experience edification and sharpening that would shape their character and help them to understand their role in the body of Christ. Thirdly, through the filling and empowering of the Holy Spirit students would be moved to minister, evangelize and disciple in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. During the semester students will spend time during the week studying and attending classes based on the schedule. There will be opportunities to explore the surrounding area and get to know the region and people. There will be both school sponsored and student led outreaches to the community. Every student will be required to attend and serve in a local church during the semester. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for the students in the coming semester.

Never been to New England?

Rich in culture and history as it is the birthplace of America. Home to about 15 million residents living in six different states; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. New England offers a wide range of activities from mountain biking, hiking, camping, and cruising to the beach in the spring and summer months, to driving north and enjoying the rich foliage (leaf peepers as we call them) and going to county fairs in the fall, and don’t forget the skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing during our winter months. Here in New England we pride ourselves in our real maple syrup on our breakfast, our fresh selection of seafood, clam chowder and lobster, home of “Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and don’t forget the home of some of the best sports teams; the “Pats”, the Bruins, the Celtics and the Red Sox

covered bridge in New England during the fall colors
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