Pastor Jason

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Pastor Jason and his family have served with Village Missions for fourteen years. Jason is from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Kathi grew up in the state of Maine. The Berga family have five children, three of which are in Maine. Kathi home-schools and is a part of the local co-op which meets at the church on Thursdays. Pastor Jason has earned a Masters in Theology from Capital Bible Seminary, a Master's in Pastoral Counseling, and has earned other degrees at Pinebrook and Washington Bible College. He has taken continuing classes at both Moody and Trinity. In the last 26 years the Berga's have served two churches - one in Grasonville, MD, and the other in Lansing, NY. Pastor Jason has a heart for expository preaching and teaching and would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please join us one Sunday and introduce yourself to them.


1.  Scripture We believe in the plenary [full/ complete/entire/absolute] and verbal and inerrant inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, and that they are supreme and final authority in faith, doctrine and life. (Deut. 8:8; Job 23:12; Ps 119:11; Rom 10:17; II Tim 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12; II Pet. 1:20-21)

2.  Trinity We Believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Deut. 33:27; Ps 90:2; Isa. 9:6; Jer. 10:10; Hab. 1:12; Mt. 28:19; Jn 1:1; Rom. 1:20; Acts 5:3-4; Heb. 9:14)

3.  Christ We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man. He is the only and sufficient mediator between God and man. (Isa. 7:14; Mt. 1:20-23; Lk. 1:34-35; Jn. 1:14; Jn. 20:28; Col. 2:8-9; I Tim. 2:5; Heb 4:14-15; Heb. 7:25; I Jn. 5:20)

4.  Satan We believe Satan and other evil spirit beings are distinct personalities and that they are enemies of God, of the saints, and of the holy angels. (Job 2:1-10; Isa. 14:12-15; Dan 10:13; Mt. 13:38-39; Jn. 8:44; II Cor. 4:3-4; Eph. 6:11-12,16; I Thes. 2:18; II Tim. 2:26; I Pet. 5:8; Rev. 12:7-9)

5.  Depravity of Fallen Mankind We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also, spiritual death; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and incapable of pleasing God. They are culpable sinners, utterly lost; and that only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit, can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Gen. 1:27-27; Gen. 2:16-17; Gen. 3:6; Gen. 3:17-19; Ps.51:5; Isa. 59:2; Isa. 64:6; Jn. 3:3; Jn. 3:5-8; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 5:12; Rom. 6:23; Rom 7:18; Rom. 8:7-8; Eph. 2:1-3,5; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 11:6)

6.  Salvation We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sin according to the Scriptures, as representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that no other manner of redemption is possible, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(Isa. 53:4-7; Jn. 3:16-17,36; Jn. 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:23-26; Rom. 5:8-9; I Cor. 15:3-4; Eph. 1:7; Heb. 9:22; I Pet. 2:24; Rev. 1:9; Rev. 5:9)

7.  Salvation We believe that all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (Jn. 1:12-13; Rom. 8:14-16; Rom. 10:9-10,13; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; I Pet. 3:18; I Jn. 5:11-13)

8.  Ministry of Christ We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His personal bodily presence there for us as Forerunner High Priest and Advocate. (Mt. 27:35; Mt. 28:5-7;Lk. 24:36-40,51; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 8:34; I Cor. 15:20-23; Heb. 2:17; Heb. 4:14-15; Heb. 6:20; Heb. 7:22-25; I Jn. 2:1)

9.  Return of Christ We believe in that blessed hope, the personal, bodily, visible, premellenial, and imminent return of our glorified Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Mt. 24:42-44; Jn. 14:3; Jn. 17:16-18; Acts 1:9-11; I Thes. 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Rev. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; Rev. 20:1-6)

10. The Church We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are thus united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the head. (Acts 2:1-4; I Cor 12:13-14; Eph. 1:22-23)

11. Ministry of Church We believe that the Church's sole business, with no earthly alliances, is to shed the light of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ continously in all the earth, looking for her Lord's return.(Mt. 28:18-20; Mk. 16:15; Lk 24:27; Acts 1:8; II Cor. 6:14-17; James 5:7-8)

12. Holy Spirit/Sanctification We believe that the fullness of the Holy Spirit is received by faith and obedience, and sanctification is progressive as well as instantaneous, producing daily growth in grace following the one experience of the new birth. (Jn. 17:15-17; Acts 5:32; Acts 20:32; Rom. 15:16; Gal. 3:23; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 1:13; Eph. 3:16; Eph. 4:15-16)

13. Glorification/Damnation We believe that at death all men continue in conscious existence, awaiting the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the saved to everlasting blessedness and the lost to everlasting conscious torment. The saved do so in the presence of the Lord; The lost do so separated from Him.(Dan. 12:2; Lk. 16:19-25; Lk. 23:43; I Cor. 15:50-55; II Cor. 5:6-8; Phil 1:23; I Thes. 4:16-18; Rev. 14:10-11; Rev. 20:5-6, 11-15)

14. Ordinance We believe that the Lord's Supper and water Baptism are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation. (Mt. 26:26-28; I Cor. 11:23-26; Mt. 3:13-17; Mt. 28: 19-20; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:36-39)

15. Marriage/Human Sexuality: We believe that marriage is ordained of God between one naturally born man and one naturally born woman for life. The sexual expression of masculinity and femininity is reserved for the marital relationship. Any form of sexual expression outside of marriage is a violation of God's design and purpose. (Gen. 2:24; Lev. 18:22-23; Lev. 20:13; Mt. 19:3-6; Rom. 1:26-27; I Cor. 6:9-10, 18; Eph. 5:22-33; Heb. 13:4)

Having been led as we believe by the spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized into the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:


We do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into the covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its' prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its' worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church,the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all the nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, back-biting, and excessive anger, to consider my body the Temple of the Holy Spirit and to avoid any physical, mental or social abuse which would destroy of hinder its effective service in Christ.

To be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.


We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to to secure it without delay.

And we moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.

  The New Gloucester Bible Church was founded in 1837 as the White's Corner Baptist Church. In July of 1959 we became affiliated with Village Missions, when we became known as New Gloucester Bible Church. Village Missions is a Christ-centered faith missionary fellowship, ministering to the spiritual needs of mostly rural communities of North America. It is evangelical in concept, and evangelistic in approach.

  The purpose of Village Missions is to provide full time, qualified, spiritual leadership where there exists a definite need to win and disciple people to Jesus Christ through the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel. 

  The New Gloucester Bible Church is now a self-supported church.