Our Pastor

Pastor Jacob Gran

Pastor Jacob R. Gran is a Maine native born in Bangor and raised in Winterport. 

Pastor Gran began serving in Pastoral Ministry when he was called to our church in July of 2017. Prior to being our pastor, he served as our Lay Minister. He served on the Board of Deacons, Calendar Committee, Guild, Nominating Committee, and was an active member in the church choir. He also helped form the Pastoral Relations Committee. He enjoys playing the piano and organ and has, on occasion, filled in for our organist during her absence.

In May of 2018, Pastor Gran married the love of his life, MacKenzie, and later that year they went on to purchase their first home together – an 1890’s built cape located in downtown Winterport.

Pastor Gran has a history of being active in the community. In the beginning of 2018, he formed a nursing home ministry at the Frankfort Assisted Living Facility. Each week, Pastor Gran and other members of the congregation bring the Word of God through scripture, music, hymns, and prayers to various residents of the facility.

He has served on Frankfort’s Fourth of July and Birthday Committees, as well as on the Advisory Board of Winterport’s Neighborhood Food Cupboard. He has also sat on the ecumenical board that oversees Winterport’s Live Nativity Pageant.

Not only does he serve as our Pastor, he also works full-time as the Town Clerk and Registrar of Voters for the Town of Bucksport, and works part-time for the Winterport Ambulance Service.

Pastor Gran and MacKenzie have one child, Israel, who was born on January 9, 2019. The Gran family also includes Flora, a retired racing greyhound from Florida, who loves nothing more than sleeping curled up on the couch all day. In the summer time, you will often find Pastor Gran playing golf, mowing his lawn, or feeding the birds – three of his favorite activities.

Pastor Gran can be reached by phone at (207) 323-0050, or by email at frankfortcongo@gmail.com.