St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Lisbon Falls, Maine

Special Ministry for Veterans

Vets are encouraged to stop by and speak with The Rev. Dr. Frederick H. Giese, our Teaching Pastor, Mondays through Wednesdays from 10 am until 2 pm at the church. He is also available by appointment:

Dr. Giese served our country as a Navy Hospital Corpsman and with units of the United States Marine Corps. He received two Purple Heart medals for wounds received in combat in 1968.  After retiring from the Navy in 1988, Dr. Giese became an Occupational Hearing Conservationist and Manager of the Audiology Department at the Brunswick Naval Air Base.

During 18 years in this position, he received many awards and was twice named the Outstanding Occupation Hearing Conservationist in the Navy.

While working in Brunswick, Dr. Giese became aware of his call to ministry.  In 2010, he received his Master of Theology degree from the College of the Open Bible Institute and Theological Seminary of Greenville, SC and in 2011 was ordained a Minister of the Gospel by his Seminary.

In 2012, he received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the same university.   From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Giese belonged to a pulpit filling ministry in Maine until he accepted his current position at St. Matthew’s.

The Rev. Dr. Frederick H. Giese supports the vibrant ministry of St. Matthew’s as Teaching Pastor where he preaches monthly, leads the Thursday night Bible Study MOJO (Men of Jesus Obviously), and serves on the Board of LACO (Lisbon Area Christian Outreach).

Dr. Giese and Vicki, his wife of over 30 years, live in Lisbon.  They have one son, Jason.

St. Matthew’s – Lisbon Falls, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion