About True Memorial Baptist Church

True Memorial Baptist church is named in honor of its first pastor, the Rev. Ezekiel True, who died while the church was being constructed.  Completed in 1883, this former building was completely destroyed by fire on March 13, 1961.

After the fire, God’s people immediately claimed as theirs Nehemiah’s statement of trust: “The God of heaven will prosper us; therefore, we His servants will arise and build.” The present House of God was formally dedicated on September 16, 1962.


About our Pastor

Pastor Rick Lamirande became the Sr. Pastor of the True Memorial Baptist Church in February 2004.  He has also served churches in Maine and New York and has taught in a  Bible College prior to moving to New Hampshire.  A graduate of Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska (B.S.), Pastor Lamirande also holds the Master of Theology (Th.M) degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, where he was honored with the Edwin C. Deibler Award in Historical Theology, and has earned his Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.  He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.

 His passion is to teach and proclaim the truth of the Scriptures with clarity and practicality while loving and ministering to the saints at True Memorial Baptist Church.  Born in Biddeford, Maine, Pastor Rick is a native New Englander and is very enthusiastic to minister in Rochester.  “Our goal and mission is to glorify the name of Jesus Christ by touching lives with Scripture.”  He and his wife Sandy have been married for over 22 years and have two children, Rebekah and Annah.