Our Beginning

The first Baptists in Baring were emigrants from distant churches. James Sargent moved from North Yarmouth to Baring, in 1828. Soon after his arrival, he opened an evening prayer meeting, to be held weekly on the [Canadian] side of the river. Here he [along with another disciple of Jesus] maintained the worship of God, 'amid much popular opposition.' But God, who always hears when his people pray, designed that these disciples should not long toil alone. In 1835, deacons Neil D. Shaw and O. Allen, with several other Baptists, became residents in Baring. [Evening prayer] meetings were now held more frequently. Soon converts began to multiply, and to unite with the [nearest] church. (1st Baptist Church, Calais) In May, 1838, their number had increased to thirty-seven. They were then induced to leave their brethren in Calais, and organize Baring [Baptist] Church. Their first pastor, Elder O. B. Walker, was ordained among them in 1839. By the blessing of God they completed, in 1843, a neat and commodious house of worship. (Taken from: A History of the Baptists in Maine)


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Learn The Scriptures

Serve Our community, and to

Share the Gospel Here and Wordwide

As We Grow In Our Relationship With God 




"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we may boldly say, "The Lord is my Helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6

Baring Baptist Church

47 Front Street

Baring Maine 04694


Church Tel:  (207) 454-0531

Pastor Cell:  (207) 214-6427

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