About Us

Pastors Earl & Jennifer Rice

Pastors Earl and Jennifer 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.

Pastor Earl Rice is a 1993 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, OK.  Upon graduating at Rhema, he moved to the Atlanta Georgia area to help pioneer two churches and spent seven years there under the leadership of his uncle and pastor, Pastor Bill Henneberg. In 2001, Pastor Earl moved back to IL to help another fellow Rhema graduate with his ministry until 2006, when he took Beth-EL Baptist Church to pastor as an interim for a year.  Subsequently, Pastor Earl began an itinerate ministry, Earl Rice Ministries, until 2008 when he took the pastorate at New Song Ministries.  In 2007, he met his wife, Jennifer, while ministering at a Southern Baptist Church. They were married in 2010 and Pastor Jennifer served as worship leader at New Song Ministries from August 2013 until they came to New Beginnings in 2015.

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 them so much joy! 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.