Rev. Burns Stanfield

Senior Pastor

After a period of recording and performing as a professional musician, Burns Stanfield was ordained in 1991 as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) to pastor a congregation in a low-income neighborhood of South Boston. While this church was once near closing, it has since grown substantially and is now a vital community presence. It runs a community arts ministry, a large free summer day program, tutoring ministries, recovery efforts, and more.

Rev. Stanfield also teaches at Harvard Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School.He continues to write music, perform and record. Family Prayers is a CD of original songs, and a follow-up is forthcoming.

The church’s community commitments have been recognized by the national Presbyterian Church, Harvard University, the South Boston community and the city of Boston.


Janine leading worship at Castle Island

Janine Warrington

Director of children’s and youth ministries

Janine Warrington (she/they) started as the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry in fall 2022. Originally, they are from Spokane, Washington. She then received their Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2021. Janine loves kids of all ages, theatre, arts and crafts, snacks, and being silly.


(617) 466-9534

Ministers …. All members of Fourth Presbyterian Church

Pastor …. Rev. Burns Stanfield, (617-285-0039)

Children/Youth Dir. …. Janine Warrington, (617-466-9534)

Clerk of Session …. Andy Ward,

Moderator of Deacons …. Danae Jacobs,

Seminarians …. Derek Sexton, Sam Reeve

Parish Associates …. Revs. Kristin Rinehimer, Ken Grant, Alice Hageman