Faith Matters in Maine - Weekly
Faith Matters in Maine Co-Host - Carroll Conley
Carroll Conley, Jr., an 11th generation Mainer, grew up in north/central Maine where his parents faithfully took him to the United Baptist Church in Milo. After graduating from Bangor Christian Schools, Carroll attended Pensacola Christian College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. In 1999, he received a Master of Arts from the University of Maine in Orono in Educational Leadership.
Carroll served in administration and athletics at New Testament Christian School in Norton, MA
from 1981-1992. He was Head Master at the School for the last five years. In 1992, Carroll and his family moved to Maine where he served in various capacities at Bangor Baptist Ministries including Headmaster, Music Director, and Advancement Director until 2010. During his tenure as Headmaster of Bangor Christian Schools, Carroll served as the President of the Northeast Principal’s Association and was on the Executive Committee of the Maine Principal’s Association.
In July of 2010, he became the Executive Director of the Christian Civic League of Maine. Carroll and his wife Terri, married since 1980, have two adult sons: Nathan retired from the military and lives with his wife Taria in Charlotte North Carolina. Matt is in the Army; he and his wife Whitney live in Columbus, Georgia. Carroll and Terri reside on Pushaw Lake in Glenburn and are active members of Bangor Baptist Church. Contact Carroll here
Faith Matters in Maine Co-Host - Pastor Bob Emrich
Bob and Debbie Emrich live in Plymouth, Maine where he has served as Pastor of Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church in Plymouth since 1993. He is the founder and Director of the Maine Jeremiah Project (the pastors' network for the Christian Civic League). He is also a board member of Maine Right to Life and represents Maine on the National Right to Life Committee. He is a Co-founder and Director of Crossroads Life Options Crisis pregnancy center.
Bob and several close friends founded The Maine Marriage Alliance to promote and protect traditional marriage. When the Maine legislature and governor wrote a new definition of marriage, Bob formed a partnership that became Stand for Marriage Maine, becoming one of the leaders in restoring the definition of marriage in Maine to its one man/one woman status.
Pastor Emrich is a graduate of Clatsop Community College, New Brunswick Bible Institute, and the University of Maine. He taught high school history and social studies for about ten years and worked for several years as the Chief of Staff in Maine’s Senate Republican office.
He is the recipient of numerous awards but considers his greatest honors being called “Dad” and “Grampa”. Contact Pastor Bob here