Meet the Team

We love the people committed to making our vision a reality!

Pastor Melvin & Karis Pope

Senior Pastors

They have the passion to serve the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and there desire is to not only serve but to unite churches along the coast to work together.


Associate Pastor

Daniel Thurber

Daniel and Theresa has served in different areas of ministry from Associate Pastor to Worship Leader to Children’s Ministry. They have a heart to reach the loss, and their family is dedicated to reaching people to Christ. They serve passionately to reach our community, and to impact the lives around them.

Youth Leaders

Marcus and Jan Mosley

Marcus and Jan has the heart to build the youth, and has the passion for our youth to grow in God. Their heart is to see our youth carry out the will of God in their lives.

Children’s Leaders

Lance & Liz Neumaster

They have the passion to pour into our kids, and give their heart to it. They serve in all areas of the church, and your kids will be blessed by their passion to serve God.


Outreach Coordinators

Nolan and Aliese Halcomb

They have a heart to reach beyond the walls to make an impact in our community. You will find them serving in areas to reach the lost, and they have a passion that all come into a relationship with Christ.


Men Ministry Leader

Mark Slatter

Mark desires to see men discipled to change the gulf coast, and the world, for Jesus Christ.

Women’s Leader

Karis Pope

Karis is also our Pastors Wife. She has a heart to see women discipled, and a passion to see others grow in Christ.

Our Purpose

The purpose of New Beginnings Ministry of the Gulf Coast is to “Reflect Christ by building relationships in order to lead others into a relationship with Christ.”  This purpose is based on three key scriptures: A New Beginning (2 Corinthians 5:17), The Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). 

Keeping it Real

Mission Statement

“Reflecting Christ by building relationships in order to lead others into a relationship with Christ.”

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