Rev. Dr. Paul A. Day D.Min.Instructor Maine School of Ministry
Paul A. Day is a retired minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, with dual standing in the United Church of Christ. He received a B.A. (History) & M.A. (Religious Studies) from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA; M.Div. from North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; and D.Min. (Ministry in New England) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA. A life-long learner he has pursued further graduate studies and continuing education.
Ordained in 1979, Rev. Day has served as pastor to congregations in Michigan, Washington, Massachusetts, and Maine. From 1997 through 2006, he was the Executive Director of the Bible Society of Maine, leading the organization’s mission to “put the Word of God into the hands, heads and hearts of people in Maine and beyond.” During that time he was a member of the National Church Advisory Committee of the American Bible Society, and president of the National Association of State and Regional Bible Societies. He has served on the board of the New England Seafarers Mission, and as a volunteer chaplain/ship’s visitor. Day has also taught at several Bible colleges and as adjunct faculty at the University of New England.
Rev. Day has written A History of the Scandinavian Seamen’s Mission; Unity and Freedom: One Hundred Years of the East Coast Conference; One the Move: 125 Years of the E.C.C.; The Bible Society Movement in New England; and several congregational histories and other articles. He is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (DeGruyter, 2010).
An avid reader and bibliophile, Paul has an extensive personal library, including some 75 Bibles, Testaments or portions, in over 50 English translations. He also has a collection of 75 nativities from around the world, which has often shared with congregations and communities.
Paul’s other interests include cooking, gardening, woodworking, travel and photography. He and his wife live in Portland. They have three adult daughters and four grandchildren.