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Who We Are

We are a diverse and ever changing community. We remain faithful to our mission and those whom we serve. The Church of the Good Samaritan is a free-standing and independent church.   We have tax-exempt and non-profit status in the State of Maine, and are a federal 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

There is a long tradition of small, independent churches in our state and throughout the Northeast. The church is governed by a Council which guides and advises, and by monthly congregational meetings where decisions are made and finalized as the the direction and needs of the church. Our clergy serve by election by the church. Denominational affiliation is also decided by the church, depending on clergy that serve us.

Image of David Bellville with his dog

†David Christopher Bellville, Ph.D. is our founder and Vicar. †David is a priest and also a bishop in the Evangelical Anglican Church in America (EACA). He holds a Ph.D. in pastoral psychology from Boston University Graduate School; a Master of Theological Studies from BU School of Theology; a Diploma in Anglican Studies from General Theological Seminary; and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Spanish from Michigan State University.

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Father Barry Horn† comes from the Baptist tradition and is an ordained minister. He holds an MDiv. degree and has done work in the area of Anglican Studies. Fr. He works as a social worker with those in assisted living, and is the Assistant Priest at our church. He coordinates the prayer list for the church. He has strong interests in parish ministry, prayer and contemplation.

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