We are a young church that started July 4th 2010 and in 8 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
Thursday, March 14th, we will have our men’s fellowship dinner starting at 6:30 pm in the Youth Center. Sign up at the Connection Desk or call 912-545-3141 to let us know you are coming. Bring a friend and enter for a chance to win a $100.00 Visa Gift Card. Let’s be the difference!
Ladies sign up this weekend at the Connection Point room for our Ladies Spring Event on April 13th. This event will be held at The Forrest Pond Lodge in Ludowici from 8:30 am until 3 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person which includes breakfast and lunch. This will be an amazing day to invest in your life. Space is limited. 
We are excited to announce that two new Life Groups are forming in an area near you. In Jesup, GA and in Glennville, GA. Starting in February Paul and Dawn Zmuda will be hosting a Life Group at Cafe Euro Sunday evenings starting at 4:00 pm. In Glennville, GA, Sarah Stephens and Kristy Brady are having Life Group on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm at the Folsom Farmhouse. For more information please contact Dawn Zmuda at 912-424-4172 or Sarah Stephens at sarahs@anewbeginningchurch.com or 706-267-1009. #FORYOU 
We want to help you be the best parent possible. At A New Beginning Church we believe that God desires us to raise our children in a Godly home that will transcend to generation to generation. Throughout the year we will be offering these classes to help you train and equip yourself and your children. Be sure to sign up at The Connection Desk when this class becomes available. 
God said that it was not good for man to be alone so He created woman to be by his side. Marriage isn’t about competition or who does more. Marriage is all about loving each other. We want to help you and your spouse have a godly marriage. A marriage that honors God and honors each other. We will be offering these classes throughout the year. Be on the lookout for the next available opportunity and be sure to sign up soon at The Connection Desk.  
God wants the very best for your life and that includes your finances. This year we want to help you make great financial decisions based on God’s word and godly principles. Allow us to guide you in your day to day spending and budgeting for the month, all the way to complete financial freedom living a debt free life. We will be offering financial classes throughout the year so make sure to sign up soon at The Connection Desk. 

Pastoral Staff

 Lead Pastor
 Tom Gardner


Having served as a minister for over 15 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.
 Sarah Stephens
 Connections Coordinator
Sarah Stephens was born in Augusta Ga! Graduated from Paul Mitchell The School of Atlanta in 2006. She has worked in the hair industry thru the years as a stylist, a Paul Mitchell National Educator and a Learning Leader at Paul Mitchell The School of Columbia. Sarah is now stepping away from the hair industry to focus on her awesome two kids, Laney and Stone. She will be working now as a stay at home mom and our Connections Coordinator at the church! She enjoys finding peoples strengths, organization and efficiency! I have grown so much as a Christian since getting plugged in at a new beginning and I hope by helping other people get plugged in and utilized more for the church they will experience a deeper more meaningful relationship with people and their church and above all become stronger, more confident and more effective for the kingdom of God!


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.
we are excited to provide our Kids Life Wednesday Night for your child each week. Kids Life program is a fun filled, fast paced, action packed hour. Your child will enjoy Game time, biblical teachings and lessons will impact them every week. The Kids Life  program is a unique Bible based program that is geared to excite your child to want to know, love and serve God. Our Kids Life staff takes the time to ensure that your child is getting the very best each and every week. 
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.

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