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                                                                                                                  Hannah Rodgers

My name is Hannah Rodgers, and I am the new Children’s Pastor. I come all the way from Shenandoah, Iowa. I am ecstatic at this opportunity to minister to your kids and be a part of this community. My biggest desires are for all your kids to feel safe, seen, and know that an amazing God loves them unconditionally.

I got the call to work with kids in my college years, and I have not looked back since. Every ministry I have been a part of has helped me grow in my walk with the Lord and has taught me many things. I have no doubt this church will as well. I look forward to investing in you and your children.

  Worship Pastor                                                                                                              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!