Pastor Mark is the Lead and Founding Pastor of New Beginnings which started in his garage over 20 years ago. Thanks to his vision and passion, this body of believers has dramatically grown in numbers and in their love of the Lord.
One of Pastor Mark’s strengths is his ability to speak the language of the people. His approach to ministry has been described as bold and zealous. He makes no apologies for a Biblical foundation and is in no way ashamed to proclaim the gospel message.
Pastor Mark and his wife, Susie, have been married for 27 years and have three grown children. When it comes to Pastor Mark's sense of humor, let's just say it's never dull when he's around! Pastor Mark enjoys his work but keeps a fishing pole in the back of the "Burb" just in case.
Community Life Pastor
A natural "Out of the box" guy, Pastor Dan is the perfect choice to lead our community involvement efforts. He loves helping us get engaged outside the four walls such as our partnership with Durfee School, local mission efforts, or our global outreach to the Dominican Republic and around the world.
Pastor Dan is also passionate about young people and coordinates "Impact" our ministry to students.
He and his wife Crystal, have one school age child. Pastor Dan enjoys his position as chaplain at the Decatur police department and can be seen occasionally on the golf course or enjoying a game with his son.
Rhonda and her husband Jim have been a part of New Beginnings almost from the start. She has been on staff for over 19 years. Currently she coordinates our Ministry of Visitation, our Greeter Ministry, and also operates the business side of New Beginnings.
Rhonda helps out in many other areas and is always willing to lend a hand wherever someone is needed. You will find her most Sundays in the foyer and hallways greeting people and being readily available to answer questions and give directions.
When asked to describe her dream home, Rhonda said something between a Thomas Kinkade and a Norman Rockwell painting.
217.875.0696 2606 Route 121 NW Decatur, IL 62526