Kirk Winters, together with his wife Lisa, founded the The Rock Church of Maine. Kirk is the founding and current lead pastor of The Rock Church in Bangor, as well as the founding pastor of The Rock Church of Greater Portland.
The dream of the Rock Church began as a Bible Study in the Spring of 1998 with 6 adults in a rented home in Portland, Maine. As the church in Portland grew, God prompted Kirk and Lisa to move their family home to the Bangor area and plant the Rock Church in Bangor. In 2005, they moved into an existing church building on 10.5 acres of land and, within two and a half years in Bangor, were running multiple services for 750 attendees.
But the focus was never simply numbers, it’s changed lives. Through their time at the Rock they have seen hundreds of people commit their lives to Christ through water baptism, and have helped plant churches in 4 other Maine communities to expand the influence of Jesus Christ. Even with dramatic growth, it became apparent that to reach the people of Maine it would take a concerted effort of many men and women across the state. This is where the vision of TRC Maine was birthed; to connect, encourage and resource other leaders to reach more people for the glory of Jesus.
The TRC Maine Association is governed by a board of directors.
Kirk, and his wife Lisa and two sons, Joseph and William, live in Levant, Maine. They also have two adult daughters, Olivia and Victoria.