In June of 1992, Pastor Mark and his wife, Susie, began a small group in their home. Within three months they were holding Sunday morning worship services in their garage.
While searching for a more permanent facility, they learned a church within our conference was looking for a pastor. With Pastor Mark's personal drive and leadership style, pastoring an existing church was not an option.
After much prayer and planning, God brought the two groups together as one. After locking the doors of the existing church and removing any remnants of what was, New Beginnings was birthed in November of 1992, with 35 faith-filled believers.
By 1995, we had grown to two morning services. In 1999, we had maxed out the facility and parking at 200, and decided to relocate.
The old Carter Lumber site was purchased that same year and Building 1 was remodeled immediately. New Beginnings moved in January 1, 2000. We soon maxed out our 240 seat sanctuary in two services and added a third service in April of 2001.
Once again we found ourselves in need of more space. The Phase II building project began in the spring of 2004. We moved into our 600 seat sanctuary in the newly remodeled Building 2.
New Beginnings has since grown to around 900 in weekly attendance and continues to be an effective ministry in the kingdom of God.
217.875.0696 2606 Route 121 NW Decatur, IL 62526