Quick Facts About Us

Interdenominational, Bible believing, focused on people’s growth, vibrant and accepting, open to all, nursery, children’s and youth programs, discipleship for all ages, relevant preaching, contemporary music, prayer and support groups, intentional community outreach programs, full service recreation center.

Our Vision

We help people grow by making and deploying loving, mature and equipped followers of Christ for the sake of family, community and global transformation.

Process

Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Messiah Christian family. Our four-stage process of spiritual growth is designed to help you as you grow in deepening spiritual maturity and serving others. Growing spiritually does not happen when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we apply what He says and application happens best within the context of community.

Connect
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Connecting

Starting Point
If you are exploring faith or reexploring faith, this is a good place to begin your spiritual journey.

Starting Point

Discipleship
Discipleship is the process where growth, maturity, and development happen as a follower of Christ.

Discipleship

Leadership Training
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Leadership Training

Leadership

Messiah is blessed to have a loving and unified leadership team. They are humble and committed disciples who work together effectively to see our overall vision of making and deploying loving, mature and equipped followers of Jesus become a reality. Come and visit so we have a chance to welcome you!

Pastor Dan Moore Lead Pastor
By God’s grace, Pastor Dan, our founding pastor, has been providing operational and spiritual oversight for Messiah since 1988. Pastor's Dan's greatest joy is to see people's lives changed by the truth of God's word and the unconditional love of Jesus. He is passionate and compassionate in the way he shepherds the wonderful people of Messiah. He holds three master's degrees in ministry related fields and his D.Min from Hartford Seminary. Pastor Dan loves to play basketball and played at the semi professional level for many years after college. He can often be found in Messiah's Rec Center, playing with or coaching anyone who wants to learn and play. He and his wife, Rosemary, partner together every day in ministry and they have two wonderful grown children and an amazing daughter in law and make their home in Kennebunk.Pastor Dan’s favorite Scripture is Phil 1:6, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."
Rosemary Moore Director of Outreach and Discipleship
Rosemary joined the Messiah staff in 2011, having retired from a 25 year career as an attorney. Her passions are to love people and introduce them to Jesus through creative outreach programs and then to walk alongside them on their spiritual journey in the Discipleship Ministry. In addition to her law degree, she holds her Masters in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship from Moody Theological Seminary and is pursuing her DMin at Liberty. She has loved the people of Messiah for over 30 years alongside her husband, their two great children and wonderful daughter in law. She is most happy when she is with her family, cooking or baking and inviting old friends and new friends to join them around their dining room table! Her favorite Scripture is 1 Thes 5:18, "Give thanks in everything, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
Linda Littell Director of Finance and Administration
Linda grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire. She attended Plymouth State and majored in Art. She comes to Messiah having retired as the President of Indian Head Mortgage Company and is responsible for the proper stewardship of all church finances, budget management, employment practices, compensation, and benefits. Linda is a true craftsman; she likes to make jewelry, knit, paint and carve, and her gardens are absolutely beautiful. Linda lives in Kennebunk with her Boston Terrier named Jade. Her favorite Scripture is 1 Peter 3:4, "Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. "
Amanda Henderson Lead Administrative Assistant / Social Media Director
Amanda grew up in Summerville SC. She has an associate’s degree from Trident Tech and she attended Clemson where she studied Parks & Rec and tourism management. Amanda and her husband, Kelly, recently settled in Maine after retiring from their service with the Coast Guard for 20 years. We thank them for their service. She enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, painting, fishing, and being outside in nature. Amanda enjoys ministry, whether she’s working in social media or events, because it provides the opportunity to introduce people to Jesus who makes all the difference; without him, we will never experience true love. She takes much joy in supporting Messiah by working as the lead administrative assistant; “I love to see things run smoothly so there are no distraction from God's word being shared whether in our services, events or through social media.” My favorite scripture at the moment is Jeremiah 29:11, ““‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
Victoria Boulger Director of Children’s Ministry
Raised in Texas, Victoria has lived in New England for 24 years where she has been a teacher for most of that time. She has her BA from the University of Texas and her MA from Fitchburg State, both in Education. Teaching in the public schools has allowed her to see first-hand the challenges our children face in our society today. She has a strong desire to help kids overcome their struggles, but knows that the only way is through our Lord Jesus Christ. Victoria feels that the Lord has called her to help children to follow Him. They are the future of the church. She and her husband, Dan, live in Wells and have one daughter. Victoria loves spending time with family and being active outdoors, observing God's handiwork. Her favorite Scripture is Prov 3:6, "In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Reagan Burrows Director of Worship and Arts
Reagan grew up in the small, rural town of Sutton, Massachusetts. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and loves soulful worship music. Reagan feels honored that God has called her to lead His church into His presence through worship, and she blends a true heart of worship with beautiful music. She teaches in the Berwick school system and also gives private music lessons. Reagan’s husband is in the Air National Guard and they live in Wells with their four children. She loves gardening and taking her dogs to the beach. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
Amanda Gilliam Director of Discipleship Ministries
Amanda grew up in Kennebunk. She attended Grove City College and received her BA in International Business and Economics. She returned to Kennebunk with her husband, Werner, to pursue a career and start her family and later received her MBA from USM. She currently works in affordable housing serving folks looking for safe, cost efficient housing. Her favorite thing about leading our discipleship ministry is seeing others grow confident in who they are in Jesus and building a strong relationship with him. Amanda loves to go camping and hiking with her family and curl up with a good book in her spare time. When asked for her favorite scripture she said, “How do you choose a favorite scripture? It really depends on the day and what I need that day, but overall maybe Micah 6:8, ‘He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.’”
Jackie Henri Director of Student Ministries
Jackie grew up in Agawam, MA and graduated from Springfield Technical Community College with a degree in Business Management. Her passion is to see kids grow and mature in their walk with Jesus. She is full of joy and loves having silly fun with them too! Jackie feels so blessed to work in the Special Education in the Kennebunk school system. She is married to Allan, and together they have a beautiful blended family that includes three adult children and one grandson. They all love atv’ing, family dinners and cookouts, and sitting around a campfire. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart.”
Allan Henri and Dan Boulger Maintenance and Grounds Ministry
Allan grew up in Biddeford and received his BA from the University of Maine. He has always likes building things and ran a successful home improvement business for 18 years. His work with Messiah’s Youth Ministry alongside his wife, Jackie, gave him a passion for building up youth. This led him to take a job in a vocational trade program in a regional public school where he combines both those passions. Allan comes from a large family, and they like hosting family BBQ’s surrounded by their three children and a grandson. He also enjoys getting away to northern Maine to explore and ride ATV’s. His favorite verse is 1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Dan grew up in Pownal, VT and received his BA from the University of Vermont in Secondary Education with a focus in science and his MA from Endicott College in Special Education. Dan works as a Special Education teacher in Haverhill, Mass. Dan has been married to Victoria for fifteen years and they have wonderful daughter in middle school. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, hiking, and just being outside. Dan’s favorite Scripture is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Dan and Allan love to serve in a physical sense, get their hands dirty and have visible results of their service towards the lord. They also love to work with others and getting to know them in the working together.
Denise Morin Director of Prayer Ministries
Denise grew up in South Portland, Maine. She has her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Maine and her Master’s in Education and Special Education from Cambridge College. As she leads our prayer ministry, her desire is that we are drawing closer to God as we walk alongside each other in love, seeking Him. “In prayer we seek God, we do not seek peace, quiet, tranquility , enlightenment; we do not seek anything for ourselves. We seek to give ourselves.... to God. He is the all of our prayer “ M. Basil Pennington. She and her husband, Michael, live in Wells and have two children. Denise enjoys early mornings with the Lord, beach walks, flowers, reading and photography. Her favorite Scripture is Habakkuk 3:19, “The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”
Sandi Paul Director of Care and Support
Sandi grew up in a the small town of Ashby, Massachusetts and she and her husband have been engaged in building homes and developing new neighborhoods in the Wells area for many years. What Sandi loves most about leading the Care Ministry is that care demonstrates love for people; care opens doors with others and creates opportunity to share and grow together. She has been married to her husband, Joe, for 35 years. They have two grown daughters and one grandson. Sandi enjoys spending time with her family and going on motorcycle rides. She also enjoys interior design and hearing other people’s stories. Her favorite Scripture is 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

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History

Beliefs

This doctrinal statement of beliefs reflects the broad, mainstream, evangelical tradition which is consistent with the teachings of the Bible and which has stood the test of history and experience. We specifically affirm the following doctrinal truths.

The Bible

WE BELIEVE that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that God moved the authors by the power of the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. The Bible is, therefore, without error (inerrant) in its original manuscripts. God has supernaturally preserved the Bible, and it is the sole and final authority for faith and life, providing encouragement, guidance, comfort, and instruction for training in righteousness. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

The Trinity

WE BELIEVE in one true God eternally existing in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) each of Whom is fully and equally God, possesses all of the divine nature and attributes, and is totally worthy of our worship and service. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 1:14, John 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14)

God The Father

WE BELIEVE that God the Father is the first person of the Trinity and is the eternal, unchanging all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, completely just and perfectly holy, sovereign Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. He is the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Father of all true believers. (Gen. 1:1; Eph. 4:6; John 1:12-13, John 5:19-21, John 17:1-5; Isa. 40:21-28, Isa. 43:10-13, Isa. 46:8-11; Rom. 8:14-16)

Jesus Christ

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity and is the only begotten eternal Son of God Who became flesh to reveal God to man, to fulfill prophecy, and to become the Savior of the lost world. In becoming man, Jesus did not cease in any way to be God so that He is fully God and fully man inseparably united in one person forever. Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the Virgin Mary; lived a sinless life; died on the cross as the substitutionary, all-sufficient atoning sacrifice for all of the sins of all men of all time; was buried; bodily rose from the dead; physically ascended into heaven in His glorified, resurrected body; is seated at the right hand of the Father performing His ministry of intercession; will return in the air to claim His bride the church; and will come again to earth in bodily form, personally and visibly, to conclude human history and consummate God’s eternal plan by executing judgment and ushering in His Millennial Kingdom reign to be followed by the eternal state. (John 1:1,14,18; John 3:16; Luke 1:30-35; Phil. 2:5-8; Col. 2:3,9; Mark 10:45; Acts 2:22-24; John 1:29; Rom. 3:25-26; Heb. 10:5-14; 1 Pet. 2:24, 1 Pet. 3:18;John 20:20; Phil. 3:20-21; Heb. 1:3; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1; Acts 1:11; Heb. 9:28; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; 2 Thes. 2:7; Matt. 24:44; Rev. 19:11-21; Rev. 21-22)

Holy Spirit

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity Who specially came into the world on the day of Pentecost to glorify Christ and to enable people to receive the salvation wrought by Christ. He is the primary agent for the conviction of sin and for regeneration. Simultaneously with salvation, the Holy Spirit imparts new life, baptizes the believer into the body of Christ (His church), permanently indwells the believer, and securely seals the believer unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit fills (directs and controls) those believers who are yielded to Him, enables believers to bear fruit, and empowers believers to live a life free from sin’s dominion. We also believe that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers for the purpose of edifying the church in accordance with the teachings of scripture. (1 Cor. 13:8, 1 Cor. 14:22;John 16:7-8; 1 Cor. 6:19, 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13-14, Eph. 4:30; Gal. 5:16-17, Gal. 22-23; Rom. 8:5-13; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; Rom. 12:3-8)

Salvation

WE BELIEVE that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the free gift of God’s grace. Salvation is affected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and cannot be secured by man’s works or personal merit. A person placing his faith in the finished work of Christ only accomplishes salvation. Repentance is a turning toward God and away from sin and is a part of but not separate from believing faith. “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” and those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born again, have their sins forgiven, become children of God, are a new creation in Christ, and “are sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption” being kept by the power of God. (Eph. 1:7:13-14; John 1:12-13, John 3:1-7, John 14-16; 2 Cor. 5:17;Rom. 1:16, Rom. 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8-10; Rom. 8:14-17, Rom. 31-39; John 10:27-29,Rom. 14:6; Acts 26:20; 1 Pet. 1:3-5)

The Christian Life

WE BELIEVE that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself and should, by the power of the indwelling Spirit, allow Christ to manifest His life through him to God’s glory. By ever-increasing obedience to the Word of God, each believer should mature and progressively become more like Jesus. In the power of the Spirit, each believer should live a holy life, not fulfill the lusts of the flesh, exercise his spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ, witness for Christ, be personally involved in making disciples to fulfill the Great Commission, perform good works and bear fruit to the glory of God. (Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 1:15-16, 1 Pet. 2:11; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; Rom. 6:11-13; Eph. 2:10,Eph. 4:11-12, Eph. 4:22-24; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:10; John 15:8, 16)

The Church

WE BELIEVE that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus is the Head and whose members are those who have truly received Christ by faith. The local church is a tangible expression of the body of Christ in a particular location. Since all members of the body of Christ are united in Christ by the same Spirit, they should live in love, harmony and unity, being intent on the same purpose and accepting those sectarian or denominational practices which are based on a sincere interpretation of the Bible, which do not relate to substantive doctrinal matters, and which do not in practice cause disunity or hinder the ministry. The purpose of the church is to make Christ known to lost men and to make disciples, and glorify God on earth. (Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:20-23, Eph. 4:1-6, Eph. 4:12-16; Matt. 28:18-20; John 17; Col. 1:24-29)

Communion and Baptism

WE EXPRESS Spiritual truths through the use of physical symbols: Communion – the Lord’s Supper speaks of our sacred union with God through Christ, and Baptism – water baptism by immersion testifies to a heart cleansing by God’s grace and public witness of that inner work. (The Lord’s Supper: Matt 26:26-30; Luke 22:14-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-30; Mark 14: 17-25; John 13:1-38. Baptism: Matt 28:19; Acts 2: 41-42; Acts 8:12-23, 35-38; Acts 16: 13-15; Acts 16:30-33; Acts 8:18)

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