Sr. Pastor Arthur P. Fairbrother Jr.
Pastor Art, his wife Jen and their four boys, Jacob, Joshua and Andrew moved to Belfast in June of 2019 to come home and pastor Faith Temple Church of God, the church Art and Jen grew up in. Pastor Art has been a credentialed minister in the church of God, Cleveland, TN since 1996. He has previously served as youth and assistant pastor at Christian Ridge Church of God, in Ellsworth, ME (1995-1996) and Faith Temple Church of God, in Belfast, ME (1996-2001). He has been the Sr. Pastor at Unionville Church of God, in Steuben, ME (2001-2008), Manchester Church of God in Manchester, NH (2008-2013) and they Royal Ridge Church of God in Scarborough, ME (2013-2019).
Pastor Art and Sis. Jen are lifelong New Englander’s. He was born and raised in Prospect, ME. Sis. Jen is originally from Swanville, ME. They met as teenagers at Faith Temple Church of God. They were married in December of 1995. They have a passion for Northern New England, and feel that God has called and equipped them to lead the Faith Temple congregation at this time.
Art holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Colby College (1995) and Jen has a B.S.N. from Husson College (1998). Jen presently is an employee of PenBay Hospital in their IV Infusion Center in Rockport, ME. Pastor Art is also the Youth and Discipleship Director for the Church of God in Northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont).
The couple’s three boys are of primary importance in their lives. Jake, recently graduated from high school and is working. Josh and Andrew are students in R.S.U. #71. They are actively involved in athletics and other extracurricular activities. All three boys have an active role in their parent’s ministry as well. They are involved with the youth group, children’s ministries, and the worship team, as well as, “volunteering” for numerous odd jobs around the facilities.
With all of these “other” responsibilities, this couple has a heart to pastor. They love God and they love people. This attitude has served them well in the pastorate. Pastor Art often says people will not believe that you care until they see that you care. Building relationships (with God first, and then with your brothers and sisters in Christ) is at the core of their ministry. Healthy relationships will lead to a healthy church. One way that we emphasize the importance of building a relationship with our heavenly father is through discipleship. We emphasize church relationships through times of organized and spontaneous fellowship. Pastor and Jen also feel evangelism is vital to building a healthy church. Once again, Pastor Art emphasizes relationship evangelism. Another important component to a healthy ministry is Missions (both local and global). A church that wants to have the favor of God on their ministry needs to be missions minded. There are many other things going on here at Faith Temple Church of God under the leadership of Pastor Art and Jen Fairbrother, we invite you to stop by for a visit and experience them yourself.
Pastor Art, Sis. Jen and the boys are trusting God for many years of fruitful harvest here in the Coastal Maine Area.