Meet Our Pastors
Christ Community Church is blessed by the tireless and faithful work of our Pastors.
Pastor Haqq, who has a Ph.D. in physics, came to this area to teach and do research in physics at the University of Massachusetts. He became part of planting a church body at Dwight Chapel and, after a period of training, was ordained by the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. He has served as pastor for the past 33 years. Along with teaching and preaching at Dwight, he has preached and shared his faith as a pastor and a physicist both here and abroad. Having been raised in a land where Christians are a small minority, and coming from a non-Christian family background, he has a special appreciation for proclaiming the uniqueness of Jesus. He and his wife Jill have four adult children and make their home in Belchertown, MA.
Assistant Pastor of Outreach
Tim Smith was born and raised in central Mass and came to faith while completing his studies at the University of Massachusetts. During which time he worked as an engineer for various international corporations, where he spent 7 years in the Middle East. In addition to his ministry, he now manages a business. Since coming to faith in Christ, Tim has always enjoyed investing in the work of Christ's Church. He has been involved in teaching God's word and assisting in music ministries, playing lead guitar for over 30 years both in the US and abroad. Tim lives in Belchertown with his wife, Kristie, and their seven children. Although associated with Christ Community Church since his university days, he formally joined the staff as Assistant Pastor in 2004.