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Lead Pastor

As the lead teaching Pastor and head Elder, Pastor Josh aims to keep his people balanced in Spirit and truth as Christ encourages in John 4:23. He and his wife started Paupers in 2014 with the sole goal of sharing the love of God, showing the love of God and teaching the love of God through a new church in Portland Maine. Pastor Josh’s life experience plays an important role in helping care for the people at Paupers. He was a gifted business man for many years, while faithfully serving his church as a serving/lay leader from 2003-2012. The Phillips family has made it their goal to make a long term gospel investment in the city of Portland and the surrounding areas. He hopes this quote encourages you.

“I understand how hard faith is. I have personally made many decisions in my life that would not fall in line with holiness, but I have seen the grace of God powerfully impact my own heart and mind to transform me into a much more loving, caring and selfless person. I know choosing a pastor is a very important decision and I would welcome the chance to grab a coffee, dinner or a beer and discuss how the Lord is moving in your heart and what your hopes are. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about Paupers.”


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To reach our Lead Pastor Josh Phillips: or 207.256.9156


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