Lincoln Stanley Manierre B.D., 1952
November 10, 2008
A true Baptist hero, Lincoln Stanley Manierre, died peacefully after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease. His devoted wife and partner in ministry and his loving family were at this side.
Stan was born on September 6, 1920 in Hartford, Connecticut. During World War II Stan served with distinction in the U.S., Army Air Corps in the southern Pacific. After his plane was shot down by the Japanese he was captured and was a Prisoner of War for 15 months. After the war he led youthactivities at the First Baptist Church of Hartford, Connecticut. During that time God called him into ministry. He graduated in 1952 from Andover Newton Theological School. In 1949 he married the love of his life, Evie.
Stan was ordained an American Baptist Minister in 1951 at First Baptist Church of Hanson, Massachusetts, where he served as pastor for three years.In 1953, he and Evie were commissioned to serve as American Baptist missionaries to Japan. They shared the Good News of Jesus Christ in Japan for twenty years. In 1974 they returned to the United States and Stan became the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Weston, Massachusetts. From 1981 until he retired in 1989, Stan served as an Area Minister fro the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts.
Stanley Manierre’s life was dedicated to building bridges of understanding and peace. His love of life was evident in his work and in his being a husband and father. He also loved to read. He was a musician, especially loving jazz.
A celebration of his life was held on November 29, 2008 at the First Baptist Church, Worcester, MA