Welcome to Fresh Start Ministries Where Everyone Is Valued

Come enjoy contemporary and traditional worship as well as easy to understand teachings, all within a warm and friendly atmosphere. Do you need a fresh start, a clean slate and desire to be valued? Come plug in to a family centered, committed body of believers. Join us and experience the difference. Our heart is to uplift one another, building each other up in the faith. Jesus paid the ultimate price for mankind, so those who turn to Him are free to live a victorious life here on earth and heaven. We look forward to meeting you.

About Us

Pastors Bob and Debbie McGowan have served in various capacities in several churches in Maine over the last twenty eight years. They were ordained at Word of Life Christian Center in Bangor Maine. They have a vision for Waldo County and specifically for Belfast. They believe God is doing a mighty work of salvation in this area through his believers. Expecting to witness ever increasing amounts of extraordinary healings, deliverances from various habits that torment people. If you like sound, easy to understand preaching and contemporary worship then Fresh Start Ministries is for you. We welcome you and invite you to come join us. You will enjoy a family atmosphere where everyone is valued.

our Pastors

Bob McGowan


Bob McGowan is senior Pastor at FSM for over a decade. Besides earning a degree at the Culinary Institute of America over 35 years ago Bob has worked in the IT sector as a Network and System Specialist. Parallel to these achievements Bob has severed in several different capacities in churches in Maine. Bob is retired and dedicated to full time ministry. Ordained in 2009 Bob has a zeal for the Body of Christ and is helping rise up a Godly army to rescue the hurting and perishing people of the world.


Debbie McGowan


Debbie was drawn to the Lord at the age of sixteen. At the age of 28, Debbie was dedicated and hungry for truth. Father God revealed Himself to her in a mighty way to show He was real. Debbie has served in many areas of ministry such as Worship Leader, Women’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, bookkeeper, Home Cell Group Leader, Counselor, Sunday School Teacher and now Co-Pastor and Worship Director of Fresh Start Ministries.


Who the SON has set free is free indeed!

As Forrest Gump once said you never know what you’re going to get. It maybe worship, prayer, open discussion bible study, preaching or a combination on Wednesday nights.

Service Times

Sunday mornings Worship Service at 10 am.
"Box of Chocolates Gathering" Wednesdays 6:30 PM. Bible Study

We are here

9 C Beaver Street Belfast, ME 04915