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.
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.
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 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
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 • Deacon
Ed Lambert • Deacon
I am Ed Lambert and I accepted the Lord as my personal Savior in August of 1993. I have been a member of Berean since that time. I have been on several boards and committees since then, this is my second time being on the Deacon Board. The Navy is what brought me to Brunswick where I retired after 26 years. My wife of 52 years, Maggie, and I have two children, Lisa and Robby, three granddaughters Katie, Becky, and Allie, and two great grandsons Lincoln, and Liam with another on the way.
Don Schaeffer • Deacon
A little about myself. My wife, Patricia, daughter Laura, and I moved to Bath with my job transfer from the AEGIS Training Department in New Jersey to the AEGIS Test Team Bath in March of 1990. There I worked with the AEGIS radar system onboard the Navy ships. I have been retired since my job with the ATT sailed away with Navy destroyer DDG-112 in 2012. My wife, Pat, is a stay at home mom who enjoys our grandchildren whenever she can. Pat is active with the woman’s groups at church and helps with AWANA. In 1990 we attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Bath until the youth leaders left in 1993 and our daughter was invited to attend the Word of Life group at Berean. A few months later, my wife and I started attending Berean full time. About 1995, we became members and I began working with the AWANA program and ushers. Since then, I have been on the Missions, Trustees, and Deacon’s boards several times each. Currently, I am on my last year on the Deacon’s Board as well as continuing to work with AWANA.
Our daughter married her Pastor’s son, Jeremy Rowe, in 2001 and is now a stay at home mom with 7 children. Laura home schools the oldest six children. They attend the East Limington Baptist church where Jeremy’s dad was Pastor for over 25 years.
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.