new song ministers

Here at new song, we believe that all people who are followers of Jesus are ministers.  We are called to make disciples.  Though some are called to be ministers vocationally, our ministry group is more than paid staff.  We believe the the power of the Holy Spirit who calls people to serve God in many ways.  The following are a list of ministers at new song.  Click any of the names to email any questions you may have.

  • Pastor gary

    Pastor Gary was appointed to New Song UMC on June 28, 2021.

    I grew up on a cattle farm near the town of Hartselle, Alabama. I was raised in a small United Methodist Church congregation, and it was while attending this church that I committed my life to Christ and was baptized. It was also during this time that I accepted my call to ministry and preached my first sermon (at age 17). While at college I began attending and later joined a Baptist Church. I received my bachelor’s degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and my Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. I served as a Baptist pastor for almost 30 years and led congregations in Kentucky, Alabama, and North Carolina. My family and I moved to North Carolina in 2010, where I served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Richlands, North Carolina, for 7 ½ years. During my time in Richlands, I felt God leading me in a different ministry direction, so in December 2017, I resigned as the pastor of the church and accepted a position as Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for PruittHealth Hospice in New Bern, a position that I still hold. During the past few years, I have also felt God’s leadership to transfer back into the United Methodist Church, and I am currently working to fulfill the requirements to serve as an ordained Elder from another denomination. In January 2020, I was appointed as the Pastor of Lee’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Pollocksville, and will conclude my service there on June 28, 2021, when I will transition to become the pastor of New Song UMC. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the Lord with you in this new ministry setting.

  • Congregation Lay Leader

    Stuart loves NC State Wolfpack and enjoys most any sport.  He loves baseball and spending time with his family.  Stuart is a great leader and cares for the ministry team at new song.  

  • Financial Minister

    Laura is currently our financial minister. She knows all that is going on with new song's finances and new song is stronger because of her leadership.  Laura loves her husband, Jeff, and  Laura loves her family.   She loves being a part of the wonderful community at new song.  It brings her joy when she can be a part of the good work that God is doing.

  • Facilities Minister

    There are many things that we could say about Debbie.  She loves new song and is the person to ask if anything is needed at new song's main worship campus.  She knows everything about the building and the grounds.  Debbie loves her husband, Keith and loves her family dearly.  

  • L3 Community Leaders

    Brad and Missy are leaders in the Berne Creek L3 Community.  They have two children and spent most of their time with their children.  They are a part of a ministry team with Stuart and Lesley Clayton.  Email them for any information about their L3 Community.

  • L3 Community Leaders

    Stuart and Lesley are leaders in the Berne Creek L3 Community.  They are NC State Wolfpack fans and love going to football games.  They spent much of their time with their son at his various sporting events.  They are involved in the leadership at new song and love being a part of the new song community life.  Stuart and Lesley are a part of a ministry team with Brad and Missy Zachewicz

  • L3 Community Leaders

    Keith and Debbie are just some great folks to know.  Keith is one of a kind and has a humorous personality.  Debbie and Keith love the new song community and they are some of the most mission minded people in the church.  Debbie and Keith are on a ministry team withe Jesse and Kim Kruger.