Pastors Earl and Jennifer Rice began their pastorate at New Beginnings Church in February 2015 after the wonderful founding pastors, JC and Jessie Neff answered God's call to take another church in Indiana. Pastors Earl and Jennifer are excited for all that God has in store for New Beginnings and they seek God's plans and purposes for the Body of Christ. They desire to see people get saved, their lives transformed, and to lead and guide the Body of Christ to fulfill God's call on their lives. Their call on New Beginnings and their ministry is to build churches in communities around the Effingham area in addition to building the church in Effingham.
Pastor Earl Rice is a 1993 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, OK. Pastor Jennifer Rice left a secular corporate career in October 2017 to join the ministry full-time. She writes a blog and works as the Administrator for New Beginnings. She is also taking correspondence courses through Rhema Bible Correspondence School.
They have two grown daughters (Pastor Jennifer's), Lakin and Mackenzie. Lakin is married to Tyler and they blessed Pastors with two grandsons, Nolan Tate and Warren Cole, who bring so much fun and happiness to their lives! Lakin and family lives in Manchester IL. Mackenzie is a project manager and lives in Atlanta GA.
Pastors Earl and Jennifer welcome you to New Beginnings Church and look forward to teaching, guiding, and loving you as you draw closer to and walk with the Lord.