Harbor Light Church is a Christ Centered family focusing on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through love, humility and repentance.  We teach the Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter. All are welcome!
If this is your first time checking us out, click here to see that there are a few things you can expect….
Sunday Service:
10am and 6pm 
Sunday School (all ages):
Wednesday Worship & Bible Study:
Friday Prayer Meeting:

What We Believe

We Believe:

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  • In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.


Harbor Light Church is a Christ Centered family focusing on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through love, humility and repentance.  We teach the Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter.
All are welcome!
  • We truly believe in “Going into all the world, making disciples, teaching, baptizing others in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19-20
  • We speak the Truth from what the Word of God says and also teach how to apply such principles to our daily lives. Our prayer is that the Word of God is preached and that we do not deviate from what God says on how we are to live by “setting an example in our speech, conduct, love, faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
  • We are a body of believers who come with all kinds of baggage but because we know that God says to come just as we are, we can come into His Presence with no shame. “He makes beauty for ashes.” Isaiah 61:3
We cannot wait to see you on Sunday! 



Meet the Pastor and His Family

Chris Chappell, Senior Pastor

Chris and May came to Rockland in May of 2009. Chris grew up in North Carolina while May grew up in Cebu, Philippines but moved with her family to Charlottesville, Virginia when she was only 7 years old. They have four young children: Bella, Gabbi, Zac, & Ollie. The Chappell’s have served in churches in the Philippines, Virginia, and North Carolina but they especially enjoy their life and ministry on Maine’s beautiful mid-coast. Their desire is to experience another Great Awakening in the New England region!


Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, His disciples, to make disciples of all nations. Mission to our community outside of our church four walls and to the world is the heartbeat of our church! Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins. We focus on different projects throughout the year whether it be local or not and give towards the needs of that ministry/ministries.


Mission Outreach

Harbor Light Church is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.



God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members, young and old get involved in our music. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Don’t be surprised to see young kids running the powerpoint, playing the drums or singing with the adults leading worship! These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.

 Family Ministry
We, at Harbor Light Church have a family centered focus who believes in ministry to the family at every stage of life. We minister to a diverse age group. Our children’s, youth, young adult, and adult ministries provide the opportunities to build relationships with God and one another.  
Prayer Warriors
Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers from our Prayer Warriors team pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study. We have a special Friday night prayer meeting where some of the congregation comes and pray for the needs of the people, the community and the church.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook feed for additional church communication.


Stay Connected

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From May:
Not only am I passionate about leading worship but I love to write. I had been writing a blog for awhile that had daily devotionals or life lessons that God was teaching me. In years previous, God was asking me to share something that I was very ashamed of and finally in 2014, I listened. My Heavenly Father showed me how He can take something so ugly and maybe even taboo in the church and make it into something beautiful. I currently own a blog: Beautifully Broken and I write frequently about clinical depression, lessons in motherhood and life. My prayer is that you all who read the blog would see that God is in control overall! Be encouraged! 
From Pastor Chris:
I will be uploading my sermons soon online as well as writing them.  You can follow me on http://guardthedepositnow.wordpress.com. Be encouraged and thank you for stopping by to visit our church website! 
-Pastor Chris


We’d love to hear from you. Let us know how we can help.

Harbor Light Church of God
78 South Main Street
Rockland, Maine 04841
207-751-4972 (pastor)
207-596-6811 (church office)
office open Mon-Thur 9am-12pm