About Us

We would like to tell you about South Gardiner Baptist Church. Scroll down to learn more.

Sunday Morning Bible Study @ 9:45am – Sunday Morning Service @ 10:45am

Sunday Evening Service @ 6:00pmWednesday Prayer Service @ 6:30pm

Our Pastor

Keith Hilton grew up in a small town in western Maine.  He was born into a Christian family and from an early age was taught from the Word of God that his only hope for forgiveness of sin is Jesus Christ alone.  As a young boy, he placed his faith in Christ as his Savior and God’s forgiveness became personal. 

After graduating from high school, Keith attended Bob Jones University where he graduated with a BA in Bible.  Keith met his wife, Marji, while in college and they were married a few months after graduating in 1990.  The next seven years were spent serving as youth pastor at South Gardiner Baptist Church and preparing for the mission field.  In 1997 Keith, Marji, & their newborn daughter, Jessica, moved to Newfoundland, Canada, as church planters.  While in Newfoundland, God blessed Keith and Marji with two sons, Zachary and Jacob, and another daughter, Katelyn.  In 2008, God called Keith back to Maine to serve as the senior pastor of South Gardiner Baptist Church.

Keith enjoys spending time with his family, working with his hands, and being in God’s creation, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,

Romans 15:30


It is our joy to serve the Lord in various ministries. We hope that the love and grace of God will work in your life through the ministries at South Gardiner Baptist Church.

Bible Study/Sunday School

At 9:45am on Sunday mornings, we have Adult Bible Study and Sunday School classes for all ages.

Ages 2&3, Ages 4&5, Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-12, & Adult classes are all focused on teaching from and about God’s Word.

Regular Services

At 10:45am & 6:00pm on Sunday, we have our regular services. These include fellowship & visiting time, singing & glorifying God through music, & the preaching of God’s Word. We also have a service on Wednesday at 6:30pm, which emphasizes prayer.

Evangelistic Meetings

Each year we host evangelists to share with us the Word of the Lord during special meetings. Each week night we gather for a special service and join in unity as we are challenged from God’s Word.


Nursery is available for children from newborn to age 3. Our recently remodeled nursery is managed by a number of loving, experienced mothers.

Ladies Ministries

Our church ladies get together often to fellowship. We have a variety of activities throughout the year, including craft time, outings, and a Christmas celebration.

Food Pantry

We partner with a local grocery store to provide free food to those in need. 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays, you are welcome to take what you need for your use or those you know in need.

Doctrinal Statement

We firmly believe in:  The Bible as the inerrant, inspired Word of God; the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin conception and birth, substitutionary death on the cross, literal bodily resurrection, and imminent return; the forgiveness of sin through faith in Christ alone; and the need for obedience to the commands and principles of the Bible.

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641 River Avenue
South Gardiner, ME




Sunday: 9:45am, 10:45am, & 6:00pm
Wednesday: 6:30pm

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