Photo by Mario Dobelmann

Who We Are

Our Purpose

To exist as a Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2 church carrying out Jesus’ Great Commission within our local communities surrounding Alderson, West Virginia.

Our Roots

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.

Our Leadership

Jeff Clark

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 classroom education spans several institutions from Faith Bible Institute-Biblical Studies, Mississippi State University (Agriculture), Liberty University (Master of Theological Studies). Jeff is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary-Master of Divinity.

Jeff’s hobbies include his family cattle farm, golfing, baseball, treasure/relic hunting, 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.

Doug Canterbury

Bio coming soon

Pete Tilden
Music Leader

Pete Tilden was born and raised in the farm country of Southern New Jersey (yes, that sounds ironic but there still is some up there!). In the spring of 2021 Pete relocated his family to the Alderson area to embark on lifelong desire to build a life and raise a family in the mountains of Appalachia. Pete and his wife, Cristi, have four children – including one native-born West Virginian – and a strong desire to immerse themselves in the local community to live out the Gospel for God’s glory.

Pete’s early years as a pastor’s kid had him inescapably involved (here in the Reformed community we’d say “predestined” 🙂 ) in various music ministries at the church. Through these experiences Pete developed a passion for facilitating Christ-focused worship for the gathered church. Pete is grateful for the opportunity to serve the body at New Beginnings – his heart’s desire is to follow the Lord’s leading, with humility and excellence, to the glory of God, as long as he is able.