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
in February 2004.
He has also served churches in
Maine and New York
and has taught in a
prior to moving to
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,
He is a member of the Evangelical Theological
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
Born in Biddeford,
Maine, Pastor Rick is a native New Englander
and is very enthusiastic to minister in
“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.