Pastor Phil, his wife Carol, and their three children, started in Bixby over 18 years ago when New Beginnings was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. As a result of God’s blessings, New Beginnings has become one of the fastest growing churches in Oklahoma. Pastor Phil graduated from Tulsa East Central High School (1978), and Tulsa University (1982). After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater, Colorado. Phil received a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994) and completed his doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Phil and Carol are honored to serve God in a Kingdom minded church, with joy and longevity.
CRAIG EXENDINEFamily Pastor of High School
Craig grew up a member of New Beginnings and still remembers the early days of gathering together in a small storefront in downtown Bixby every Wednesday night. After spending his high school years in the student ministry at NB, he moved to Stillwater where he attended Oklahoma State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2013. He then chose to cut his ministry teeth working with college students at a nearby church close to campus. There he met his beautiful bride-to-be, Courtney, and got married shortly after. Craig joined the staff at NB in September of 2017 and enjoys working as Family Pastor of High School while simultaneously pursuing a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Craig is driven by God’s grace shown to us in Christ and loves to see this same grace shape the lives of the young people around him.
TERRY LANGENBERGExecutive Pastor
Terry has been a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church since 2005. Terry began his role as Business Administrator in May of 2007. Terry spent two years working with a mentor and in prayer regarding his God-given purpose prior to taking the position as Business Administrator. He feels he has been called to the ministry of Business Administration for New Beginnings. Terry has more than 20 years of business experience, working for two Fortune 500 corporations, holding various positions in management and marketing. He is also owner of The Langenberg Group, Inc., a marketing consulting business with his wife Monica. Terry and Monica have two daughters and two sons, Larissa, Bridgette, Karis and Kenny.
AUTUMN MORRISChildren's Coordinator
Autumn is a graduate of Northeastern State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education as well as a Master’s of Education. She is married to Jacob and they have 4 children, Jackson, Josiah, Alyvia and Annaston. Autumn has experience in public, private, and collegiate teaching. She has been a part of New Beginnings’ ELC since 2012. Autumn has a heart for children’s ministry and seeing God work in children’s lives.
MATT FOWLERAssociate Pastor of Missions and Discipleship
After working with NBC student ministry for nearly five years in a part-time capacity, Matt joined our full-time staff in August of 2011. He has served as our Youth and Children Ministry Coordinator, Family Pastor of Middle School, Family Pastor of High School, and is currently fulfilling the role of Associate Pastor of Missions and Discipleship. Matt spent the previous 7 years working in the public school system as a teacher and coach. Prior to that, he studied and played baseball at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, graduating in December of 2003. Matt graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with his MTS (Master of Theological Studies) in the spring of 2017. He is passionate about the gospel and seeing families of all nations transformed by its power. Matt and his wife Brittany make their home in Jenks with their four children, Brooks, Chandler, Matilyn, and Charlotte.
JOHN KANNADYPastor of Worship Arts
John has been a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church since 1996. John began serving in music ministry at New Beginnings in 1997 and became the full time Pastor of Worship Arts in the fall of 2005. He has a passion for sharing his gifts of music and worship. John and his wife Missy have two children, Kara and Cole. They live in the Bixby community.
WHITNEY HALLPreschool Coordinator
Whitney Hall attended the University of Tulsa, where she majored in Spanish. She has been married to Mike for 8 years and they have a 4 year old son named Brayden. She spent 10 years working as a pharmacy tech before having Brayden. After staying home with him for a year and a half, she had the opportunity to begin teaching at ELC in September 2013. In August of 2015, she began working part time as one of the preschool coordinators for the Genesis Preschool area of New Beginnings’ children’s ministry.