To exist as a Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2 church carrying out Jesus’ Great Commission within our local communities surrounding Alderson, West Virginia.
New Beginnings’ heritage is in the Reformed Baptist tradition. We hold to the 1689 London Baptist Confession as well as the Dallas Statement on Social justice and the Gospel.
A native Texan, Jeff Clark surrendered to the ministry in late 2004 and was hired as the Outreach and Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown of Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Jeff’s background includes jail ministry, outreach ministry, preaching revivals, and pastor conferences. His theological education spans several institutions from Faith Bible Institute-Biblical Studies, Mississippi State University (Agriculture), Liberty University Seminary (Master of Theological Studies), and Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary-Master of Divinity.
Jeff’s hobbies include his family cattle farm, golfing, baseball, and watching his daughter run barrels. However, his deepest passion is for telling others about Jesus Christ and teaching the Bible. Jeff and his wife, Angie Clark, DVM., along with their daughter, Kaylee, reside in Asbury, WV.
Robert “Doug” Canterbury grew up in Sinks Grove, West Virginia, attending Sinks Grove Baptist Church with his parents and two sisters. Doug graduated from Union High School and Bluefield State College with a degree in Business Administration.
Doug has worked in the crushed stone industry locally for thirty-four years, with the last twenty-six years as a sales manager for the former Boxley Company, which is now Appalachian Aggregates. Doug currently lives in Lewisburg with his wife Debbie, and has two children, Tyler, and Megan.
Doug enjoys farming with his father, spending time outdoors, an occasional round of golf, and working show pigs with his family. Doug has been a member of New Beginnings Reformed Baptist Church since its inception. One of Doug’s favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths”.