About Our Church

Founded in 1799.  Eden Baptist Church is a small cozy and friendly church located on Mount Desert Island in the town of Salisbury Cove.  We are a Bible Believing Congregation with a desire to serve our Lord, Jesus Christ. We take great joy in welcoming the many visitors to MDI and Acadia National Park. 

Meet our Pastor

Our Story

The first meeting house in the town of Eden,

according to the Rev. Geo E. Street’s “History of Mount Desert,” was erected at Hull’s Cove in 1799. On July 5th of that year,as a result of a meeting held at the house of Levi Higgins at Hull’s Cove, the Baptist Church of Eden was organized, the oldest Baptist Church in the County of Hancock and second church on the island of Mount Desert. There were thirty charter members.

The “western” meeting-house near the Northeast Creek Bridge was built about the year 1823, when the town appropriated $350 for that purpose. Meetings were held in this building from 1824 to 1875, when the Baptist Church at Salisbury’s Cove was built.

Eden Baptist Church is a participating member of the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and the American Baptist Churches of Maine (ABCOM).

Our Beliefs & Values

Having, as we trust, been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to him, and having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

Unity

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Liberty

We will rejoice at each other’s happiness, and with tenderness and sympathy bear each other’s burdens and sorrows.

Love

We will walk together in Christian love, exercising affectionate care and watchfulness over each other, faithfully exhorting, encouraging and entreating one another as occasion may require, loving each other even as Christ loved us.

Sanctification

We will live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, remembering that as God’s children saved for His glory we have a special obligation to lead new and holy lives.

Faithful

We will work together for the continuance of a faithful Christian ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines, and strive for its advancement in knowledge, holiness and peace.

Worship Time

Sunday Service time is 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer time is @ 1:30 p.m.

What To Expect

When you come to Eden Baptist Church, you can expect to be welcomed into a friendly, positive environment by people who are genuinely excited to see you. Our gatherings last about an hour, are filled with joyful music, and include a gospel based message from the Bible by our pastor.

Meet Pastor Bob

Pastor Bob Maddocks is a man who lives the verse in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

He grew up in Ellsworth Maine and studied at the Washington State Teachers College now known as the University of Maine at Machias.  His life is in devotion to Jesus, his family, his work where he served as a teacher and taught 8th grade at the Ellsworth School System, and served as the Director of Adult Education for Ellsworth.  

Pastor Bob started serving as Pastor of Eden Baptist Church in 1988.  Married to his wife Kathy for 56 years.  They have one daughter, 3 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

What Do I Wear?

You’ll find everything from casual clothes to business suits at our worship gatherings. Eden Baptist is not about what you look like or what you wear. Dress in what is comfortable for you!

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YOUR FIRST VISIT

Our goal is to make you feel welcome from the moment you enter the church.

Ask A Question

Need more information on something? Feel free to send us a message.

Worship Times

Statement of Faith

Church Covenant

Having, as we trust, been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to him, and having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

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