Ministers of the Church

The ministers of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill are listed in two sections: those who served as preachers at the Meeting House for short terms between 1772 and 1795, and those ministers who served the Church from 1796 to present, beginning with the first settled pastor of Blue Hill. There were also several short term ministers supplied over the years by Bangor Theological Seminary, including students.

Meeting House Preachers 1772 to 1795

Rev. Daniel Little* Mr. Currier
Perc Lancaster Rev. Lyon
Mr. Read Rev. McClintock
Rev. Simeon Miller Rev. John Cleveland
Rev. Oliver Noble Rev. Jonathan Fisher
Rev. Seth Noble

*Rev. Daniel Little, a missionary of Wells took the most active part and embodied a Congregational Church October 7, 1772 bound together by a covenant.

Ministers 1796 to Present

Rev. Jonathan Fisher 1796 – 1836 Mr. H. Butnam 1927
Rev. Albert Cole 1837 Rev. David Hickland 1928
Rev. Jotham Sewell 1843 Rev. Carl F. Hall 1938
Rev. Harvey Stone 1848 Rev. Maldwyn Parry 1942
Rev. Samuel H. Merrill 1854 Rev. Harold Coleman 1945
Rev. Henry H. Miner 1855 Dr. William Campbell 1947
Rev. Benjamin D. Henry 1859 Rev. J. William Graham 1947
Rev. Samuel Bowker 1860 Rev. Harry Trust 1948
Rev. John W. Savage 1869 Rev. Frederick Whittaker 1948
Rev. P. B. Wilcox 1871 Mr. Harold Aldrin 1949
Rev. A. H. Tibbetts 1874 Mr. George Bovil 1949
Rev. D. W. Hardy Mr. Clifford Tobin 1949 – 1956
Rev. J. C. M. Johnson 1881 Mr. Arthur F. White 1956
Rev. Charles Wilder 1884 Rev. Donald Henderson 1960 – 1967
Rev. Henry A. Freeman 1885 Rev. Charles Dartnell, interim 1967
Rev. Frank Lee Drew 1888 Rev. John P. Herrick 1968 – 1975
Rev. Albert Donnell 1890 Rev. Dr. Curtis Beach 1975 – 1980
Rev. Ebenezer Bean 1893 Rev. W. Lyman Phillips 1980 – 1984
Rev. W. Henry McBride 1908 Robert Gustafson, interim 1984 – 1986
Rev. Ralph Baker 1910 – 1916 Rev. Robert McCall 1986 – 2014
Prof. J.J. Martin, summers 1917 – 1920 Rev. Deborah Breault, interim 2014 – 2016
Rev. Frances Walkley, interim 1917 Р1920 Rev. James Gary Brinn 2016-2019
Rev. Frank Hamilton 1925 – 1926 Rev. Dr. Deborah Jenks, Bridge 2019-present
Mr. E. L. Shaw 1927