BRADLEY — The Rev. Daniel Muscatell is the new pastor at the Bradley Baptist Church.
Muscatell, who is from Rochester, N.Y., is not really new to the job because he has served as interim pastor since September 1996.
The pastor and his wife, Renae, are both graduates of Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, Pa. At Valley Forge, Muscatell was a worship leader for the campus chapel, a residential adviser, and ran a homeless ministry in Philadelphia and a mall evangelism program.
Renae Muscatell, who is from Old Town, shared the homeless ministry and the mall evangelism program with him, worked in a group home for teen-agers, and was active in campus activities. She also spent a summer as a missionary in Mexico City.
After graduation, Muscatell continued his studies at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, while Renae Muscatell did mission work on a Hopi Indian reservation in Arizona. After returning to Maine, she became a residential adviser at the Job Corps in Bangor. In fall 1995, Muscatell moved to Maine, where he and Renae married in April 1996. That fall, he became interim pastor at the Bradley church. The next January, the couple had a daughter, Lily-Anne.
Renae (Carr) Muscatell is the fifth generation of her family to attend Bradley Baptist Church. “It makes it so much more special to be able to serve and worship in the church where generations of my family have worshiped.” She serves as director of the AAA Pregnancy Resource Center in Bangor.