Currently in a Pastoral Search for a new Lead Pastor.
Rev. Joshua T. Johnson, former Lead Pastor.
Pastor Josh spent his last Sunday with us on May 6, 2018. He has accepted a call to be the Lead Pastor at the Syracuse NY church.
We will miss you, Pastor Josh, Jen and Family, and will be praying that you receive many blessings on your new adventure with Jesus!
Associate Minister of Intergenerational Discipleship
Rev. Dallas Tharp
Pastor Dallas joined the New Beginnings community in July of 2016. He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL and of Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO and is a district licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to partnering with New Beginnings, Pastor Dallas has ministered in Arkansas and Raytown, MO. You will often find him engaged in sports, talking about superheroes, and playing video and board games. He also has a deep desire for families to come together in Christ.
Associate Minister of Visitation
Rev. Mike Matthews
Pastor Mike joined the New Beginnings ministry team in the Fall of 2013. He is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to partnering with New Beginnings, Pastor Mike has ministered in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.
Phyllis joined the ministry team of New Beginnings in April of 2004. In addition to her office responsibilities, Phyllis has a love and passion for missions and for the discipleship of children. Phyllis leads our Wednesday night Kids Time program during the school year and participates in Kidz Passport to Missions and Bible Adventure Camp (formerly called Vacation Bible School).
Highest level of elected leadership in our church structure.
2018-19 Executive Board:
District Superintendent, Ken Stanford (Interim Lead Pastor) – Nyles Johnson (Executive Secretary) – Alan Gray (Treasurer) – Tony Gillespie (Chair of Stewards) – Bob Phillips (Chair of Trustees) – Eric Johansen (SDMI Superintendent) – Jaimie Gareau (NMI President) – Bea Gillespie (NYI President)
Board of Trustees
The Trustees coordinate and cultivate care for our facilities and properties
Bob Phillips (Chair) – Mike Beevers – Deb Jordan – Tom Spaulding – Roberta Tibbetts
Board of Stewards
The Stewards are ministers who support the members of our community, our Pastors, and our corporate worship
Tony Gillespie (Executive Chair) – Esther Phillips (Ministry Chair) -Martha Barnard – Gregg Lantos – Sheila Lantos
Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI)
SDMI coordinates and cultivates our educational and discipleship ministries
2018-19 SDMI Board:
Eric Johansen (Superintendent) – Bea Gillespie (NYI) – Heather DeAngelis – Ruth Duquette – Susan Masters – Diane Spaulding – Jaimie Gareau (NMI) – Pastor Dallas Tharp (ex officio)
Nazarene Missions International (NMI)
NMI coordinates, cultivates, and supports both local and overseas missions in and through our local church
2018-19 NMI Executive Council:
Jaimie Gareau (President) – Ranée Boyd (Vice-President) – Tina Owens (Secretary) – Chris Brennion (Treasurer) – Ian Gillespie – Mike Beevers – Rev. Mike Matthews (District NMI) – Pastor Dallas Tharp (ex officio)
Nazarene Youth International (NYI)
NYI coordinates and supports youth discipleship and fellowship ministries for students 6th – College & Career
2018-19 NYI Executive Council:
Pastor Dallas Tharp (Chair) – Bea Gillespie (President) – TBA (Vice-President) – TBA (Council Members) – TBA (Adult Members)
The Finance Committee overseas income and expenses, prepares the Annual Budget, and makes practical and policy-related financial recommendations to the church board
2018-19 Finance Committee:
Lynda Johnson (Chair) – D.S. Ken Stanford (Interim Lead Pastor) – Alan Gray (Treasurer) – Deb Jordan – Vickie Phillips
The Membership Committee oversees our membership records, interviews new members, and makes membership recommendations to the church board
2018-19 Church Membership Committee
Lead Pastor – Chair (TBD) – Lucy Bollinger – Maxine Genest