The Farmington Conference Center
Friday, December 08, 2023

About Us


About The Farmington Conference Center 

In 1986 the Maine Baptist Association in partnership with the  New Hampshire Baptist Association assumed ownership of 52 acres of farmland on the Sandy River in Farmington, Maine.At the time of this acquisition an old colonial home was the centerpiece of a property that also included an attached shed and carriage house along with a detached barn and country store. The old colonial home was built in 1790 by Moses Chandler, a veteran of the Revolutionary War and an officer under George Washington. The property was subsequently owned by descendants of Moses Chandler including a Dr. Mary Cushman, a medical doctor and missionary to Africa.

When the general store was renovated and converted to a church sanctuary the building was renamed Cushman Chapel in recognition of her years of Christian service. The colonial home, known to local historians as the Moses Chandler House has eight rooms, five working fireplaces and has been painstakingly restored by Earl and Carole Edgerly who served as the First Resident Managers of the Conference Center. Earl also served as pastor of the Farmington Baptist Church (SBC) which meets in a building they built on a ten acre lot that the Conference Center deeded to Farmington Baptist Church in 1997.

This unique property is being developed as a fine Christian campground and conference center in Northern New England. Over the past decade the Board of Directors have continued to oversee the development of the property. And, in more recent years, the 2 associations  gave the center to the Board to manage.
The property includes:  
  • The Cushman Chapel - A year-round multipurpose facility that sleeps 12 in each of its two bunkrooms, has a large meeting space as well as a full kitchen, eating space and two full bathrooms and two 1/2 baths
  • Three cabins that sleep a total of 54-60
  • A Bathhouse with two separated sides for coed groups 
  • A Commercial Kitchen with a Dining Hall that seats 150 people with
    • Cook's Quarters
    • Infirmary for group's medical personnel 
  • Outdoor Worship Area
  • RV Sites - 7 full-service hookups
  • River-front