Meet the Pastor

Welcome to Detroit Apostolic Fellowship Church

Rev. Francis Howard and wife, Mary Howard

I want to personally thank you for visiting our web site.

Let me introduce myself.

I was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana where I met my future wife, Mary, when I was 16 years old and attending Jefferson High School.

I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana when I turned 21 and brought Mary down later.

We were married in the New Orleans area, and this was where I learned to weld from a Cajun pipe welder.

Not long after, while working for Brown & Root, I was witnessed to about Jesus name baptism by a co-worker.

This is where the Lord started turning our lives around.

Both my wife and I received the Holy Ghost at Calvary Bible Church, now called First Pentecostal Church Westbank, where Rev. F. L. Sartin was pastor.

About 10 years later the Lord moved us up to Maine, where we have resided for the past 36 years.

Though we have had a few rough times since God called my wife and I from the sin we were living in, we have far more great times serving the Lord.

God has given us a beautiful family, three wonderful daughters, three wonderful sons-in-law, and six beautiful and rambunctious grandchildren.

I ministered through the A.C.T.S. program in Franklin County Jail in Farmington, Maine for over 9 years before being welcomed as pastor at Detroit Apostolic Fellowship Church in Detroit, Maine.

While I can't tell you what it is like to be a millionaire or to be behind the steering wheel of a Ferrari, I can tell you how the Lord Jesus can deliver you from drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes.

What God does for one, He will do for another.

Jesus is very good at restoring marriages, giving you hope, and giving you a purpose in life.

I would personally like to invite you to attend Detroit Apostolic Fellowship and see what Jesus can do for you.

We don't have all the answers to life's problems or difficulties, but the Lord does.

After all these years, I'm still awe at all the wonderment and purpose that God gives me.

The Lord is only limited by us, and what our presumptions and assumptions are.

Rev. Francis Howard, Pastor

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19 Main St.

Detroit, ME 04929

Contact Us

Phone: (207) 491-7238


Worship Times

Sunday School 10 am

Sunday worship 11am

Wednesday 6 pm