Peter & Teresa
317 Mill Bay Rd.
©2014 Created by Teresa K. Sprague
Hello. My name is Peter Sprague. I was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, but for most of my early years growing up, I lived in the area of Moncton, New Brunswick. During my freshman year, our family moved to Fairfield, Maine, where I graduated from Lawrence High School. In addition to academics at Lawrence High, I competed in cross country and track and field. After high school, I studied at the University of Rochester and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. It was during my junior year of college that Teresa and I met and began dating. We were engaged the following summer and then, married on May 21, 1978. At that time I accepted a position as a Process Engineer working for Sun Oil Company in their Marcus Hook, PA refinery.
A very important part of my life from an early age has been my faith in Jesus Christ. I had the great privilege of growing up in a loving Christian home where I made a commitment to Christ at the age of 4, encouraged by the example and influence of my mother. When Teresa and I settled down to our lives together, we became actively involved in church life teaching Sunday School and working with youth. During my third year with Sun Oil Company, I made the decision to leave engineering to attend Seminary in preparation for pastoral ministry. I enjoyed three years at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary where I graduated with a Master of Divinity. After seminary, Teresa and I returned to Maine where we served several churches since 1984. During those years, I furthered my education working on a Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell (which I did not complete) and then, a Master of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, graduating in 2005. It was this same year that my ordination credentials were recognized by the American Baptist Church and, since then, I have enjoyed being a part of this larger Christian community.