The Maine Baptist Association (MEBA) is an association of 28 churches and missions working together to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with each and every person in Maine ... and to the ends of the earth! We are found as far north as Caribou and as far south as North Berwick. We are committed to Jesus Christ ...to follow Him wherever He leads and at whatever the cost.
We are a fellowship of churches who voluntarily affiliate with each other for the purpose of evangelism, missions and fellowship in Maine and around the world. The association of churches believe that Kingdom work can be done better together and will have a greater impact than done individually, although each church is autonomous and has its own focus of ministry.
How we connect
We connect with one another through fellowship and ministry.
We cooperatively join together to be a visible representation of the Kingdom of God.
We share our financial resources to impact the world with the Good News.
We share our human resources to meet the needs of those around us as well as on the other side of the planet.
We are laborers together with God!
We desire to join with others who trust and follow Jesus.
We want to partner with those who sense God's calling to serve Him in Maine as well as those with whom we can join to have a greater impact in the regions beyond our own. It is not enough for us to receive assistance from others - we must also give.
Dr. Mike and Sue Nerney
Dr. Mike Nerney was born and raised in MA. He grew up in the Catholic church and attended Catholic schools for 13 years. However, as a teenager he was introduced to the Bible and what it means to be a Christian. After nearly 8 years of struggle, as a senior at Bentley University, at 21 years old Mike trusted Jesus as His Savior. His wife Sue was introduced to the Christian faith soon after and they were married in 1991. After spending 7 years in corporate accounting, the Nerney's moved to NC to attend seminary full time. Mike then served for 9 years as pastor of Living Water Community Church in Oakland, ME. Most recently, he served as Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist in Bel Air, MD for the past 10 years. In November 2021, the Nerney's returned to Maine to serve as Director of Missions. The Nerney's have a son here in Maine and a daughter living in Raleigh, NC. They are thrilled to be back in New England and serving alongside our churches!
Director of Missions