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ABOUT US

Berean Baptist Church is a local gathering of people from all walks of life. We desire to know Christ in a way that changes us to be more like Him, and help others to come and know Him personally. Come explore with us what it means to be a biblically faithful church in the modern world.

OUR VISION

We exist to demonstrate the Hope of the Gospel, the Love of Christ, and to Encourage each other in the Faith, here in the Brunswick area, and Beyond.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Expect a friendly church where people are approachable and where children are cared for in a safe environment. Child care is provided during all our regular services and during special services as needed.

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The Bible is the center of Berean Baptist Church. We read the Bible, and we take it seriously. Our sermons include both a thoughtful exegesis of the Bible and a practical application of the Bible’s message to our modern lives. But most importantly, we come expecting to have an encounter with God through His Word.

OUR COMMUNITY

Our Sunday morning service runs an hour; starting at 9:30 am (also, Live on Facebook). Music will include hymns and worship songs and welcome those with musical abilities to use their talents in the worship of God.

Sunday School Classes run from 10:50am to 11:40am. Our Prayer meeting runs an hour, starting at 4pm on Sunday.

MEET OUR STAFF
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Mark Rockwood • Pastor

Pastor Rockwood started his ministry at Berean Baptist January 2, 2003 as the Associate Pastor. On July 13, 2006, he was elected as the Senior Pastor of our church. He graduated from New Brunswick Bible Institute, New Brunswick, Canada in 2002 with a Certificate of Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies.

Prior to Bible College he worked for 13 years as a Letter Carrier with the United States Postal Service. He also served as an elder of the First Baptist Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Pastor Rockwood ministered on many boards and committees while there and led four missions’ trips to Ukraine.

He and his wife, Paula, have three children, Mark Jr., Erica (married to Cory Iles), and Meagan, and three grandchildren, Oliver “Ollie”, Norah, and Elowen Iles.

James Clarkson
James Clarkson • Deacon

  I was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised my teenage years in a “Christian home”, up to age 16 ½, when I joined the U.S. Navy.

The Navy began what I thought would be an easy cruise.  My reason for joining the Navy was so that I would not have to go to Vietnam.   Patriotism was not my thing because I did not see the threat to my family and me.  After a challenging tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, I was released to go back home to Brooklyn, N.Y.     When I returned home something had changed in the behavior and attitude of my friends and I wanted to know what it was.  It was Islam.  After being home for a while and witnessing the change in my friends' lives, I decided I wanted what they had.  So, I joined Islam and began a rather different chapter of my life. After a couple of years in Islam, I fled to Atlanta, Georgia because it was “necessary” that I leave New York City for my own safety.  I then left Atlanta after 5 years and came to Maine where I received my degrees in Accounting and Finance.

Still a Muslim, because of my daughter’s (who passed away in 2023) involvement in Awana Club at the church she attended I volunteered to go to church.  In October of 1978 I gave my heart to the Lord.   In 1993 I began studying at Berean College in Pastoral Ministry.  Berean College changed to Global University.  In 2007, I became Associate Pastor at the Word of God Fellowship Church in Brunswick, ME.

In 2010, I became the Pastor of Word of God Fellowship Church and changed the name to Chapel of Our Saviour.  In 2017, due to the congregation size and expenses, the church dissolved, and I began attending Berean Baptist Church.  I attended for a while, before my wife Karen and I decided to become members.  Since that time at Berean, I have served on the Stewardship Committee, the nominating committee, been Assistant Treasurer, and currently in my 3rd year as a Deacon and the Chairman of the Deacon Board.  Serving as a Deacon has been one of the greatest privileges one could ever imagine.  I serve my Pastor and the congregation as a privilege given to me by God with ALL SERIOUSNESS.

John Dionne
John Dionne • Deacon

John started attending Berean Baptist in 2015. He became a Deacon in 2022. Like many others, John considers Berean Baptist his family. He and his wife, Alison, got married at Berean in 2015 and have six children.  Mark, Hunter, Liz, Colby, Isabel, and Aaron.

 

John currently works as an occupational therapist in a public school setting. He works with students from kindergarten to 8th grade. He and his wife are also volunteers for Family Life Ministries focusing on strengthening the covenant of marriage. His favorite pastimes include reading and studying the Bible, running, hiking, cartoon drawing, and date nights with his wife. 

Keith Wilkes
Keith Wilkes • Deacon

My name is Keith Wilkes. I first came to Berean in 1987 and finally joined the church in 2010. I married Susan, the love of my life, in 1989. We have 3 grown children, Derick, Rob, and Heather. I am retired having served 23 years in the Navy and 19 years as a Respiratory Therapist.

I accepted Christ as my Savior at age 9 at a Christian camp. I have worked in Awana and Vacation Bible School for many years. I play the organ and have been involved in music. I have served on the Mission Board, Trustee Board, and Deacon Board.

I love the outdoors, hunting and fishing. We enjoy spending time at our cabin on North Pond.

Harvey Munsey
Harvey Munsey  • Deacon

I accepted the Lord as my Savior when I was 51 years old. Born in Bath, Maine  on April 12,1943. I married  my wife Arlene in 1991 and we made our home in Sebasco. Between us we have 5 living children and in in heaven - Sherri, Kathy, Donald, Peter and Timothy. Eight Grandchildren - Cati, David, Michelle, Peter, Kyle, Kelsie, Tucker and Tanner and seven Great Grandchildren.

I went in the army and served for 3 years active duty and 32 years in the reserves until retirement.

I have spoken in a few churches.  i was treasure and missionary president in one church before finally coming to Berean Baptist Church in 2020.

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