Pastor Laura Holt-Haslam has been blessed to serve as the pastor of Buxton Centre Baptist Church since September 1, 2010. She has previously served churches in Portland, Biddeford, and Saco, Maine, as well as a Christian community center for at-risk youth and families. She has a BA in Religion from Bates College and a Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School.
Pastor Laura loves preaching, and one of her favorite times of the week is the time she spends studying Scripture and preparing to share God's Word. She also loves socializing with the "Souper Seniors" every Monday and having fun with the children and teens, especially during Vacation Bible School. She is also now an author, having published her first horse book for pre-teens entitled, "A Place for Sofia!"
Laura's husband, John Haslam, also an ordained minister, serves as the pastor of Stroudwater Village Church in Portland and works as the chaplain at Tyson Foods. Their daughter, Alanna, will graduate from Bowdoin College in May and will be pursuing a PhD, in mathematics. Their son, Sam, will graduate Thornton Academy in June and will attend Clark University in the fall. The other members of their household include Bella the dog, cats Lily and Mack, and Max the miniature horse.
Sylvia has attended Buxton Centre Baptist Church for many, many years and enjoys helping others whenever the opportunity arises.
Becky has attended Buxton Centre Baptist Church for many, many years and enjoys helping others whenever the opportunity arises.
Val, pictured here with her daughter, is a Special Education teacher at SAD/RSU6. She is the Superintendent of Sunday School at Buxton Centre Baptist Church. She has been a long-time member and serves the church faithfully.
Betty Ann has been a member of Buxton Centre Baptist Chuch all her life. She attended with her parents, Lesley & Frances (Libby) Moulton growing up and returned in 1983 to Buxton, continuing to attend since then.
She started Betty's Cake Service prior to 1973 and made cakes for many people, including George W Bush's daughter when he was Vice President!
She worked at SAD6 and the University of Southern Maine for many years in the cafeterias. Every Christmas she made a huge gingerbread house for the college's big event.
She and her husband, Ron Weeman, were recognized by the town of Buxton in 2018 with the dedication of the town report for their service to the community.
Malena was baptized at Buxton Centre Baptist Churchc in 1985 and has continued to attend as an adult at various times. She was often called in to cover the pianist while out, and in 2018 was asked to step up as Music Director. She maintains our website, oversees the prayer shawl ministry, and helps out however she can. She owns & operates Malena's Music Lessons & More, in Limerick & online. She is also State Coordinator for the MusicLink Foundation, an organization offering free or discounted music lessons to children in need.
She is happily married with 2 grown children and a long-haired cat named Baby Girl.
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