Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Phil is an ordained minister and the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of South Portland, Maine. He is a graduate of New England Baptist Bible College ~ South Portland, Maine ~ (class of 1989) and graduates May 2014 from Bethel Seminary of the East. He had to take an extended leave of absence from seminary due to his wife having a life-changing accident in 1995, but things settled enough for him to return to seminary in 2004.
For seven years, Pastor Phil served as a full-time pastor and for nine years as an interim pastor throughout the Mid-Coast of Maine; helping churches that were in need of healing or just guidance from a gentle shepherd. During his time as an interim pastor, he worked in secular jobs, experiencing the day to day world in which his flocks worked and lived.
Along with his pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Phil serves on two boards: Broken Wing Ministries and New England Bible College. His experiences and education have uniquely equipped him to serve God’s people as he is able to relate to both the pastoral and congregational needs.
Pastor Phil enjoys fishing, target shooting, motorcycling, but his passion is making disciples. As a former Marine, his motto is “Honor, courage and commitment are ‘corps’ values that build character.” He has been married to Sally (McElroy) for over thirty-eight years. They reside in South Portland, Maine. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Meet Elder Jakob Guy
Jakob is originally from Auburn, ME. He attended New England Bible College (where he met his wife Emmalie) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies in 2013. He currently heads our music and youth ministries. Emmalie helps with the youth ministry and also serves as our Administrative Assistant.
Jakob and Emmalie have been married and serving this Church since 2011 and reside in South Portland with their son Finnley.
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