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Rich Barthelmass
Rich Barthelmass

Rich began attending NCC in early 1995 when he entered the door as an unbeliever. He began attending a small group bible study and through God’s sovereign grace and the glory of God’s creation, was saved shortly after. Rich and his wife, Diane were married by Pastor Jerry in 1996 and have three wonderful children, Nick, Blake, and Alayna. Rich serves in Ascend Student Ministry and also leads a team of ushers as they serve on Sunday mornings. Rich serves to facilitate outdoor activities for our various ministries at NCC and takes advantage of the many bible studies offered to stay focused on God’s word. Rich grew up working alongside his father starting in 1970, when General Grant Car Wash was established. He has been blessed with working with his father almost every day until his passing in early 2016. Rich now shares his passion and entrepreneurial spirit with his oldest son Nick, as they enter into the third generation of car wash professionals.

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Kevin Garrett

The Lord provided for Kevin Garrett to be raised in a home with believing parents and through faithful proclamations of the gospel in the local church, he was saved at a young age. Kevin is from Poplar Bluff, Missouri and graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. With a passion to serve the Lord, it was during his time in college that Kevin realized a desire to represent Christ as a businessman. He understands business as a mercy gift where he serves as an ambassador for the good news of the Messiah Jesus Christ. Kevin and his wife Beth were married in 1997 and have lived in Ohio, Kansas and Missouri. They are parents to Joshua, Caleb, Anna and Abby.  Serving the family at New Community Church under the leadership of our Elders is a blessing for Kevin where amongst other duties, he serves our Missions, Evangelism and Outreach ministries.

 

Mike Grant
Mike Grant

Mike serves in many facets at NCC including teaching Tuesday morning men’s Bible study, student ministry leadership, men's ministry leadership, church set-up, and other serving roles. The Lord gracefully drew Mike to himself 26 years ago. Despite being raised in a religious system that was not founded in the truth, he did not embrace it. Instead, he filled his life with fleshly pursuits and material accumulation. In 1989, the Lord completely redirected his life, giving him a vision for his life and passion of his heart to obey the Lord’s commands while abiding in Him. Mike considers himself incredibly blessed to be married to his wonderful and beautiful wife Diane. They have four adult children and they are new grandparents. By the mercy and grace of God, all four children have a relationship with Christ. Mike's vocation is that of a Sales Engineer working for a Japanese manufacturer of commercial and industrial electric motor controls.

 

Chuck Lieberman
Chuck Lieberman (Sabbatical)

Chuck was part of the initial group of deacons at NCC. He oversees many areas of the ministry such as: the ushers, screening outside benevolent requests made, and the heading up of the Parking Lot Sale’s large item pick up crew. In addition, he also oversees the scheduling of events at the church and helps in many areas of building maintenance. Chuck began to attend NCC reluctantly, to appease his loving wife, Carol. After several months, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Chuck and Carol have been married 46 years and have four children and six grandchildren. Before retiring, he was blessed with a sales career that he enjoyed immensely

Bill Toole
Bill Toole

Bill serves as a deacon on the Mercy Ministry Liasion Team and as head of the Men’s Ministry leadership team. Bill began attending NCC in 1995 at a point when his spiritual life was at rock bottom. Through the teaching of Pastor Jerry, the Elders and other believers, his understanding of The Word was made clear and he knew he wanted to have a saving relationship with the Lord.  He repented of his sins, coming freely and willingly to Christ for the salvation of his soul. Bill is blessed with a loving and caring family. He and his wife of 46 years, Susan, have two children and two grandchildren. Before retiring, his career spanned over 40 years in the private sector of the aerospace business.

 

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