GARDINER — The Rev. Terry Upcott has been named the new pastor at Winter Street Baptist Church, 32 Winter St. Upcott served as assistant pastor and senior pastor at the First Bible Baptist Church in Lincoln.

Upcott and his wife, Jennifer, have four children, and are a licensed foster home.

Upcott was born and raised in Pontiac, Michigan. He received his formal education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in practical Christian training with a ministerial emphasis in 1993. He also served as a teacher and athletic director at Clinton Christian Schools in Maryland.

Secular work experience includes general laborer for HR Shedd and Sons Builders and Farrington Electric; sales for Sears in Bangor, Sears Hometown Stores in Lincoln, and Sears Hometown Stores in Newport; volunteer driver for Penquis CAP; funeral attendant for Clay Funeral Home in Lincoln; and call firefighter for Lincoln Fire Co.

Upcott and his wife have started a children’s program called Kids4Truth. They hope to start a youth program in the future.

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