Matthew and Darcy Ward

Senior Pastors

Matthew M. Ward has served as senior pastor of the Charleston Church, one of the largest multi-generational churches in Maine, since April 2000.
Under his direction and leadership team the church has also grown in its regional impact including, Safe Place Food Pantry; Fusion, a one-minute program aired locally on a CBS affiliate, cable channels, and secular radio; Epic Kids; Empower Education, among many other outreach ministries. Darcy, his wife, serves as the Care Pastor. In August 2015, he was appointed the president of Faith Bible College in Charleston, Maine.
Matthew and Darcy reside in Corinth, Maine, with two of their children, Macy, and Micah. Their oldest daughter, Mariah lives with her husband Rocky and their baby, Axel in Corinth, Maine.

Paul and Heather Rogers

Team Pastors

Paul and Heather have been on staff at Charleston Church for over 15 years. They serve as worship/creative leaders together. Heather leads the cGroup ministry while Paul oversees all youth/children's ministries.
They have been married for almost 18 years and have 4 children: Hannah 16, Nate 14, Zac 12, and Sammy 8.

Anthony Kneeland

Connections Pastor

Anthony has been coming to Charleston Church his whole life and is a 5th generation attender. He is our connections pastor and oversees our hospitality team and all of our follow up ministry. Anthony is also our young adults pastor (cCrew).
Anthony is married to Sarah, our volunteer coordinator, and they have 3 children: Austin 12, Tyson 10, and Gunner 5.

Mariah Faunce

Children's Pastor

Mariah leads our thriving and exciting children's ministry called cKids. Along with her husband Rocky and son Axel, Mariah and her family are dynamic leaders in Charleston church.  

Christian Valladolid

Middle School Pastor (cMiddle)

Christian is a recent graduate of Faith Bible College International and serves in two roles at Charleston Church. He leads our middle school youth group called cMiddle on Sundays at 10am in the fellowship hall, and is responsible for our social media presence.

Mark and Stacey Shaw

High School Pastors (cStudents)

Mark and Stacey have been pillars at Charleston Church for many years. They began serving as youth pastors in the fall of 2019. Their heart and passion for young people is clearly seen in the way they talk, reach out and minister to the youth of our region.