Church History

History of the Church:

On October 1, 1978, Rev. Clayton Beal organized the church with 16 charter members.  Pastor Beal was from Liberty Bible Institute in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He was led to leave Bible Believing Baptist Church to pastor a church in Greenville, Maine.

On January 3, 1982, Rev. Darwin Vail became our pastor and served with passion for over 37 years.  Pastor Vail was born and raised in Illinois, served two years in the army, and graduated from Tennessee Temple College in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He retired from the office of pastor on February 24, 2019.

Jared Betts grew up in Gray, Maine.  After coming to Christ at the age of 19,  he faithfully served within the local body.  He became assistant pastor in March of 2018.  One year later he became pastor when Pastor Vail retired.  Pastor Betts resigned as pastor of Bible Believing Baptist Church in September, 2022.

Rev. Phil Andrukaitis was called to pastor Bible Believing Baptist Church October 16, 2022. Pastor Phil brings over 33 years of pastoral experience.  His strength and joy exist in fulfilling his call as a pastor, while helping churches strengthen their ministries.

In 1980 the church purchased land on Old Portland Road (now Center Road) in Gray. A basement was built and capped. The church grew from worshiping in the basement to worshiping in a completed church building in 1986.  In 2002 the sanctuary was expanded to its present building.  Starting in 1982 the work was done on a cash principle.  Where God guides, God provides (Isaiah 58:11 KJV). 

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