Mark Smith

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mark is the Lead and Founding Pastor of New Beginnings which started in his garage over 25 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 over 30 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!

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Sharon Sims


Sharon has 5 daughters and 4 son-in-laws.  She is blessed with 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  In her free time Sharon loves to read, study and go to thrift shops and antique stores.


Ed Hollis

Associate Pastor

Pastor Ed has been married to his wife Sandy for over 50 years. They have two grown children and several grandchildren.

He has been in full time ministry for over 40 years. His giftedness lies in the areas of Pastor/Shepherd. As well as bringing an occasional message, he spends much of his time visiting the sick or shut-in.

He is very engaging and has never met a stranger. He uses his love of bowling as an outreach to make new friends and win people to Christ.

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Zach Smith

Worship/Youth Director

Zach is the Worship and Youth Director at New Beginnings. He works in our IMPACT Student Ministries with his wonderful team of leaders to help shape the faith of our youth. He also leads our Worship Team to encourage all of us to realize that worship is never for us or anyone else, but only for God.

When he's not busy, Zach loves to talk baseball and play music.


Rhonda Bray

Children's Director

Rhonda serves as director of our Children’s Ministries ranging from infants – 5th Grade. Rhonda has served as VBS Director since 2016 as well as teaching different ages of children on Sunday mornings.

Rhonda and her husband Jim have 2 children, one girl and one boy, as well as a dog named Didit.

Rhonda is always thinking of new and innovative ways for our children to learn more about Jesus with a special passion.

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Sarah Jones

Ministry Administrator