We are a young church that started July 4th 2010 and in 7 years we have become the largest church in Long County with over 700 in weekly attendance!

We are a non-denominational and a multi-cultural church.     We know a lot of people still believe in God and the Bible, but bad church experiences have left many feeling confused and empty.

We are continuing to re-think church so that it’s a place where you can ask questions about your doubts, experience real relationships, and embrace a Holy God that loves you!

We believe…

Everyone Deserves… A New Beginning!    Regardless of your past and faith tradition, we invite you to give God and His church another try as we pursue Jesus in a different and real way. You’ll be glad that you did!


Lead Pastor, Tom Gardner
Pray First
Our theme for 2018 is “Pray First.” We Believe that if God’s people would make praying a priority within every area of their lives they would experience God’s will more in every area of their lives. 
Pray First…
Before the day begins,
Before you go to work or school,
Before you eat, drive or travel,
Before you send “that” text,
When temptation comes,
When bad things happen,
Before you go to bed….In every situation – PRAY FIRST!
We like to start every year off the right way with prayer and fasting. Make plans to join us in our corporate fast January 8th – January 28th. Jesus says in Matthew 6, “when you give…, when you pray…and when you fast…” Let’s move into this season of fasting and experience all that God has for us! To experience what you never have, you have to do what you have never done!
Join us on May 13th for a great day to honor and celebrate our Mothers!                     We will also giving away some great prizes too. A mother will win a 5 day Bahama Cruise for two at the 9:15 am service and another mom will a 5 day Bahama Cruise for two at the 11 am service!
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Our Life Group lessons starting next week will be Priscilla Shirer’s “Discerning the Voice of God”. This is going to be a great time of learning how to discern and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying in your life. We encourage you to sign up today! For more information about life groups please visit the Connection Desk located in the foyer. 
Marriage classes will be starting soon at A New Beginning Church. We want to train and equip you on how to have a great and Godly marriage today and tomorrow. Please sign up at the Connection Desk today.    
Starting February 25th, we are offering, a 6 week Financial Study class at 11 am on Sundays. These biblical principles will equip you to approach money management and financial planning with freedom, generosity, and confidence in all areas of your lives! 

Our Parenting class will be starting on February 25th at 9:15 AM. With all of the challenges of today’s culture we all could use some guidance from time to time. We will provide you the tools to help you raise your children God’s way. Sign up at the Connection Desk.


Pastoral Staff

Lead Pastor
Tom Gardner



Having served as a minister for over 13 years, Pastor Tom Gardner has embraced his calling to reach souls for the kingdom of God. Pastor Tom brings messages with not only deep meaning and real life application, but also with humor. He has served in almost every facet of ministry, from evangelizing to Pastoral Ministry.  Pastor Gardner was instrumental in planting the ministry of A New Beginning Church in July 2010. From it’s inception until present time the church has flourished in growth with hundreds coming to know and grow in the Lord. It’s apparent that God has placed within him an extraordinary gift of compassion and leadership to make a difference in people’s lives. The Pastor is married to Libby Gardner and together they have faithfully made themselves available to all people.

 Children’s Pastor                                                                                                             David Edwards





David Edwards has received his Masters in Education at Georgia Southern University, and is currently the Chief Financial Officer/Director of Consolidated Funds. Pastor David has served in many aspects of ministry including Youth Pastor, Children’s Church Pastor and Director of Christian Education for the past 14 years. Pastor David has a passion for discipling God’s people, and as a dedicated christian it’s his desire to see Dan. 11:32 be fulfilled in peoples lives. “But the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits”. Pastor David and his wife Anissa, who serves in our music ministry, have two children, Lane and Emma.


 Worship Pastor                                                                                                               Debby Davis

debby davis
I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity every week to lead God’s people into a place of worship.

I remember vividly where I was kneeling and the way I felt when I realized that God was calling me to lead music. My first reaction was “Lord, I am not qualified.” His answer to me was, “but I have called you, for such a time as this”. From that moment,  I can say He has been faithful to equip me in fulfilling the calling He has put on my life.

I love the Lord with everything that is within me and I have encountered His presence so real in my life. My passion is worshiping Him because He is absolutely amazing! My desire is to lead You into that moment where your life is changed forever, you are never satisfied with just being in His house, but you would rather sit at His feet, and then for you to experience the silence of your surroundings – only to hear HIS HEARTBEAT….
Youth Pastor/Administration
Damien Salazar
Hi, it is an honor to be apart of A New Beginning Church. I have been in ministry since August of 1996. Working with Youth has always been a passion and calling in my life. I have a beautiful wife who keeps me humble and two amazing daughters who keep me laughing and smiling. My soul desire is to see your teenagers grow in Christ every week through God’s word and discipleship. My life should be a reflection of God’s grace and I try my best to extend that grace in every opportunity. To be able to stand before your sons and daughters, presenting the gospel is humbling. I am blessed beyond measure to be surrounded by the love and support of our Senior Leadership and Youth Leaders. Together, we will do all we can, to honor Him and love your kids. Isaiah 64:8 And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.
Life Groups Pastor
Libby Gardner
Libby is married to Pastor Tom Gardner. She has been serving the Lord for nearly 25 years. During this time she has served in the church with many ministries, from children’s church to Youth Pastor  to Women’s Pastor and she is currently serving as Life Groups Pastor.
But her passion has been serving as Jail Chaplain for 19 years with the Liberty County Sheriffs Department. She has had the opportunity to reach out to countless inmates and has had many accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and become active in the church, making a difference in the lives of others. One of her joys is having both her daughters, April and Kelli, actively serving in the church.



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At each of our services, we offer programs for kids who are 6 weeks old through 5th grade. We create a safe environment for children to learn about Jesus and have a fun time doing it. Kids Check-In begins 30 minutes before each service. You can save some time by pre-registering your child below.
Sunday Morning 9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
We offer two nurseries so that you can enjoy the service with the piece of mind knowing your children are given the very best of care. 
Nursery 1 is for the ages of 0-18 months.                 
Nursery 2 is for the ages of 19-36 months.
Sunday Morning 9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
We are excited about our Kids at A New Beginning Church. Kidz J.A.M. Jr. offers the very best interactive experience for your children. From the very start of the service your child will engage in Bible based activities. They will use their imaginations at the Creation station, worship to songs and taught the foundation truths of God’s word in a safe environment. Kidz J.A.M. Jr. is designed for the ages of 3-5.

Sunday Morning 9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Kids J.A.M. is a fast paced, exciting worship experience that your child will be talking about all week. From start to finish your child will experience exciting worship and interactive teaching through video, drama and games along with a sermon series that will connect with each child. Our vision is to train up a child in the way they should go and not depart from that training. Kids J.A.M. is designed to impact children from ages 6-12.
Wednesday  7:00 p.m.
The Awana program is a fun filled, fast paced, action packed hour and a half. Game time, biblical teachings and lessons will impact your child every week. The Awana program is a unique Bible based program that is geared to excite your child to want to know, love and serve God. Our Awana staff takes the time to ensure that your child is getting the very best.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Are you ready to get real with God? Our youth ministry is the place for you. Our teens will engage in exciting, energetic worship services, systematic bible studies, wholesome, age appropriate activities and parent interaction. We believe it is important for our youth to incorporate what they learn about God into their everyday lives. Our goal is to affect change in the lives of teens and we are excited about the opportunity to minister to them. We offer many opportunities to come together throughout the year whether it be weekly life group meetings, outings and activities or retreats and conferences. Our youth meet Sunday Mornings at 11:00 AM at the Well Youth Center and on Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM.
Women’s Ministry
Our women’s ministry provides ladies with the opportunity to study God’s word, learn practical ways to navigate through life’s challenges, grow in God and cultivate life long friendships.
It is the belief of the women’s ministry that all women develop a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, fellowship, worship and service. We desire to empower, uplift, and encourage each woman during every stage of her faith journey.
Ladies Ministry coordinator is Linda Smith 912-332-3389 jcsmith1954@yahoo.com
Men’s Ministry
Men’s ministry is the active pursuit of men in order to connect them to God, His word, and other men for the purpose of winning, growing and training God’s man in Christ.
Our vision is to impact and empower our men with life changing truths that enable men to experience a richer, fuller life with Christ.
Our purpose is to lead men to a higher understanding of what God expects of them as husbands, fathers, and Christians. We strive to serve the needs of others both inside and outside our church family.
Men’s ministry contact is Andrew Bogan 229-977-4563
We understand all of the pressures placed on military families… especially during deployment. Faith is a vital part of these families and we want to help you in any way possible. If you are an active military soldier or the spouse of an active soldier please contact the church at 912-545-3141.

Get To Know Us

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and    Holy Ghost.
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Spirit.
  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  • In the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.
Everyone was born a sinner.
We cannot save ourselves.
God has provided for our salvation in the atonement of Jesus Christ.
Everyone must accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
If you would like to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and receive eternal life, here is a simple prayer to pray:
Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that you died on the cross to pay for my sins, and that You rose again the third day. I now commit my life to You as my Lord. Amen.
We believe that people need to make a commitment to a local church body. Becoming a member helps strengthen the person and the church. We ask only 3 things of a person in order to qualify for church membership.
1) That you have repented of your sins and have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord over your life.
2) That you commit to supporting this church with your talents, tithes, time (attendance) and any other temporal means.That takes a decision and effort from you to be faithful.
3) Finally that you commit to growing in grace and becoming the Christian that God would have you to be. You grow as a Christian by taking advantage of everything we offer to you and your family to draw closer to Christ.
 Our Church Vision:
The vision of our church comes from
Micah 6:8 “He has showed thee, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.”
To do justly- We want to help the broken and hurting right here in our own backyard.
To love mercy- Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. We call our church a safe place for hurting people.
To walk humbly with our God- That is why we have a saying “Never arriving, but always moving forward.”

Our Core Values:

We know  that people matter to God, therefore, they matter to us.

A New Beginning Church wants to make a lasting difference in your life, your family and our community. How do we go about that ? By leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

In Your Life:

We want to help you get to know God better and enable you to become who He’s created you to be.

For Your Family:

We believe that strong families start with a solid foundation. We partner with parents to help raise up the next generation to have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. There are many opportunities for children and teens to grow closer to each other and to God.

In Our Community:

We are serving our community individually and in groups. We serve in many ways, but there’s one common thread : people who are passionate about demonstrating God’s love to others. We love our community!

Our Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry.

Office Hours:  

Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm.

Answering machine available after hours.


(912) 545-3141

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In case of an emergency please contact our Pastors at:

  • Pastor Tom Gardner- (912) 269-1609
  • Sister Libby Gardner- (912) 258-6754