September 21, 2017
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Faith under fire: Pastor continues to serve church after crippling stroke

By J.B. Lawrence, Special to the BDN

In August 2012, Pastor Robert Bailey of the Forest Avenue Congregational Church in Bangor suffered a crippling stroke. Although confined to a wheelchair and unable to fulfill most of his former pastoral duties, Bailey continues to serve his congregation through counseling and communion services held at his home. He is committed to God and to maintaining his ministry, often turning to his followers and family for strength and support. Bailey says that it is through their outpouring of love that his faith has grown stronger.

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