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About Us

We seek to glorify and enjoy our great God and Savior Jesus Christ in all of life, concentrating on the joy of worship and the truth of God’s Word.

As a church, we strive to be Christ-exalting and faithful to Scripture in the following ways:


Worship: We desire to come together corporately with hearts overflowing in thankfulness for all God has done for us in Christ. “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).


The Word: Just as the early church “continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine” (Acts 2:42), so we desire that our services would be centered around the preaching and teaching of the Word.


Prayer: “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2). We meet weekly for prayer at the church on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm.


Fellowship: The Lord has so composed His kingdom that we are not to be “lone ranger” Christians but rather be a part of a body of believers. We desire to honor the Lord and serve one another through “exhorting one another daily” (Hebrews 3:13), and by “bearing one another’s burdens, and so fulfilling the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).


Evangelism: We desire to fulfill the Great Commission through reaching out to the Portland community, and through support of foreign missions. “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38). “Praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ” (Colossians 4:3).

Our Leadership

Sam Caldwell

Elder and Teaching Pastor

Pastor Sam lives with his wife and new baby in the Greater Portland Area, where they enjoy playing music, hiking, reading church history, evangelizing, and serving Christ’s church together. Sam was ordained to the gospel ministry at Grace and Glory Church in February of 2021. He became the pastor of Deering Center Community Church in October of 2023 after the retirement of Don Drake, their beloved pastor of over 30 years.


Sam studied at University of Toronto, and has taught at Tyndale College and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, and New England Bible College in Bangor, Maine.

His passions are expository preaching, prayer, revival, and reaching lost souls with the love of Jesus. 


Tim Brandon

Jim Hartman

Tim DiPaolo


"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."

1 John 1:7

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