Our Guest Bloggers
Buddy is the oldest of six siblings and spent his childhood in Freedom, Maine where dairy and chicken farming, as well as truck driving, were typical ways to earn a living. After high school, he majored in civil engineering at the University of Maine and spent about thirty years working in county and state transportation departments but never lost the fondness for the trucking industry, and began part-time driving even before retiring from engineering. One thing led to another and he is now owner of a truck driving school, where he and his team try hard to show practical love for others by helping people improve their lives by getting into commercial driving.
Buddy's educational background includes no formal theological training, but he does have a civil engineering background plus a Masters in Public Administration. He is a member of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians trained or working in the sciences, which in his case is loosely defined. The engineering background suffices as "scientific." He was honored to have an essay titled "God as Designer?" published in God and Nature magazine back in Spring 2018.
His particular interests as a Christian are trying to retain connections with the younger generations who are leaving our churches, working to improve the rather strained relations between science and the evangelical faith, and pioneering a willingness to broaden his own faith as an example for those brave enough to consider looking outside the sometimes-narrow confines of the American evangelical subculture.
Buddy has been married to Lori for nearly 41 years, has a daughter and son-in-law, two sons and a daughter-in-law, four grandchildren, two dogs, and several horses.
Mark Tuck is a retired Lt. Colonel with the Maine Air National Guard. Mark has been a member of the Columbia Street Baptist Church since his infancy, grew up in the church, and continues as an active member. He has served as Past President and taken on many leadership roles in the church.
Mark brought up his family in Bangor and he and his wife Suzie have devoted their lives to helping those in need. They fostered over 50 children, adopting some. They continue to serve their church and community, putting their faith into action.
Reentry Christian Fellowship is a small group alternative designed to bring hope to disaffected Christians who have been disappointed by the traditional American church. We emphasize both inreach and outreach, knowing that our relationship with Christ directly affects our ability to reach others with the gospel. We view ourselves as a back-to-basics effort with no bells and whistles. We just seek to fellowship, worship, and support and mentor one another as we grow in the knowledge of God. We are unbiased and welcome anyone who would like to join us to explore God’s Word and learn how to be citizens of the Kingdom. If you think this sounds like something you would like to experience, you can join us any Sunday morning at 10 am at 96 Readfield Rd. in Manchester, Maine. If you would like to learn more before joining a Sunday morning group, contact Stan Moody at email@example.com.