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.
Sarah is our "go-to" person. Whenever someone needs something done in a hurry, we "go-to" Sarah! She coordinates everything that happens in the day to day efforts out of the front office. From scheduling, to weddings, to programs, she can multi-task with the best of them.
Sarah is very outreach oriented and works with local para-church ministries on a weekly basis. She will also be first in line to take a mission trip "anywhere."
She's the new kid on the block and has been married to her husband Jason for 8 years. While she is constantly on the move, she somehow finds time to pull off the occasional antic on the rest of the staff!
When you call New Beginnings, the pleasant voice on the other end is probably Pam. She's the "out front" person and probably the first person you will meet in our office area. Pam's helping hands reach out to almost every area of ministry.
Pam and her husband, Randall, have 2 grown and 3 school age children. She is passionate about missions and telling her amazing life story in hopes of encouraging others.
Pam enjoys spending time with her kids or curling up with a good book and a bag of Hershey kisses.
217.875.0696 2606 Route 121 NW Decatur, IL 62526