The Rev. Robert A. and Evelyn L. (West) Hansen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 8, 2016. Their family gathered to celebrate their anniversary in Winchester on Sept. 3, and their New Bedford Church honored them with a luncheon on Sept. 11.

The couple were married on Sept. 8, 1956, at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Forest Hills.

Mr. Hansen has served as pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church of New Bedford for the past 18 years. Before that, he served as pastor of the Falmouth Baptist Church for 40 years. Evelyn was a school teacher at the East Falmouth School for 20 years.

They met when she was a student at Gordon College and he was a student at Gordon Divinity School.

The Hansens have four children, Dr. Eric Hansen of Starkville, MS; James Hansen of Nashua, NH; Dr. Janice Goodman of Winchester; and Joy Russell of Coventry, RI. They also have 10 grandchildren.