Pastor Tom Wagers
Pastor Tom Wagers was born in Newport News, VA and grew up in Amity, MO and Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Patterson High School where he participated in cross country and music. His proficiency in music earned him a scholarship to Peabody Conservatory of Music but he believed that God had called him to ministry. His next four years were spent in Northeast Bible Institute, Northeast Bible College and Valley Forge Christian college - all the same school. Once again, he used his musical abilities. In the following years, he ministered as music director/minister, youth and associate pastor in North Carolina, Cape Cod Massachusetts eventually discovering Damariscotta, Maine. Pastor Tom serves Lincoln County Assembly of God and also serves as hospital chaplain at Lincoln County Health Care and with the Lincoln County Sheriff's department and Wiscasset Police. Pastor Tom is married to Carolene, has two daughters - Amy Wagers, music director at St. Paul's in Lexington, MA and Doctor Amanda Wagers. He has a dog named Nutella, a rescue pup from Lincoln County Animal Shelter. His heart and his passion is summed up in a writing of St. Paul, "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! I Corinthians 9:16
Reverend Kevan Fortier
I believe that God has called me to minister to all people and to be a ministry of presence within this world. I know He has called me specifically to youth ministry and prison ministry. Youth Ministry: 1 Timothy 4:12 says this - Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (NIV) What a blessing to have a living legacy within our churches today! It is a blessing to be a part of helping to train up a generation of prayer warriors and believers in the Lord Jesus Christ! Prison Ministry: God has called me as the chaplain for DOC within MSP and to help them grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and to see that they are a new creation if they are found in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17). How did I get here? God has a plan for each one of us, and for a time I ignored His calling and plan for my life. I ran from Him in every circumstance, but when I could no longer run I turned to see Him lovingly calling me still. He captivated me and I longed to find rest. I looked for peace and rest in every place outside of His embrace and only found more heartache and pain. It was when I stopped running away that I realized He was pursuing me and wanted to give me the peace that could only be found in Jesus Christ. I knew about God as a child, but did not have a relationship with Him (Job 42:5 - My ears had heard of you but now my eyes see you NIV). I want to help draw people into a relationship with the Living God and it is only in Him that they will have peace and rest for their weary and troubled soul - Jesus extends the offer to everyone when He states: Matthew 11:28-30New International Version (NIV) 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Many blessings to you all in our Lord Jesus Christ, Kevan Fortier
Jan Wood – Missionary
Jan has made 7 trips to Uganda over the last eight years as her part of the Hope and Mercy Mission. She has been part of the medical outreach with home visits and regular basic health clinics. One of her favorite parts is always the sharing and teaching with the local midwives, an ongoing joy and upgrading for all involved. She occasionally gets to speak at one of the churches in the village area. If any one would like more information about these mission trips, Jan is willing to speak to interested groups. Please visit the website to see the whole scope of this mission and the rest of the team. http://www.hopemercymission.com/ (Click on the icon below to go to web)
Our Nursery is open and spacious with lots of windows, toys and books. Favorites include the step on musical “piano” where the children can make their own music, the sponge building blocks, story books and the multiple ride on toys. We have lots of wide open space for active little ones. The children are able to watch Mom and Dad on the TV monitor return to their seats. This seems to give them a sense of security and they get very excited to point out anyone they know. We encourage them to clap and dance to the Praise and Worship music and say a short little prayer before snack time. I haven’t had a child cry in about a year when Mom and Dad drop them off. They feel safe, eager and happy to be in Nursery. Parents can easily be paged on their cell phones (on vibrate) should their child need them. There are two nursery workers scheduled each Sunday during church. We have a dozen Nursery Volunteers who cherish and enjoy these youngsters. They are a blessing and it is a lovely way to get to know our young families when they drop off and pick up their newborn to 4 year olds. At age 4 they graduate to Children’s Church ~ we sure miss them when they do.