Our Leaders

Doug Becker, Senior Pastor

Doug’s life mission is to make Christ known and adored through the teaching of God’s Word. Doug has extensive experience in a broad range of ministries, such as inner city, addiction, counseling, teaching and preaching, youth, young adults, elderly, and music. He holds a BA in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, and a Master of Arts in Old Testament and Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Before coming to us, he taught Old Testament in Moody’s Bible institute and served as an intern pastor at Jacksonville Chapel in Lincoln Park.

Doug’s wife, Jamie, has faithfully supported him in ministry and in life for over ten years, and together they are the proud parents of Caraline Faith, who was born in late 2010, Katie Grace, whom they adopted from China in May of 2014, and two other children whom they are in the process of adopting through the New Jersey foster care system. Jamie has a heart for ministering to women and children, and leads our children’s Sunday school, women’s ministry, and our Moms of Treasures Tea for mothers of children with special needs.
 
In his spare time, Doug runs, plays lacrosse, and makes electronic music.
 
Feel free to contact Doug at pastordougnbbc@gmail.com or 973-600-4807.
 
 
Jimmy Hwang, Elder
Jimmy has been an elder at New Beginnings since 2015. He serves faithfully as the leader of our Montville small group. In addition, he’s one of our resident tech gurus, which means you should really be nice to him!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lynn Vallimont, Elder
Hailing originally from central PA, Lynn’s exposure to God growing up was limited to grace before meals, vacation Bible school during summer, and attending a local Methodist church for a few weeks as a teen. In 1983, at Penn State, he committed his life to Christ. His first term as an elder was at a Presbyterian church in Huber Heights, Ohio, while serving in the US Air Force. Most of his early spiritual growth came through his involvement in the Officer’s Christian Fellowship Bible studies at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
After this, he and his wife, Abbie, moved to Reading, PA, where he was involved in the men’s group and helped videotape sermons at Exeter Bible Church. In 1994, he was transferred to New Jersey, where Abbie began teaching at Northwest Christian School and he began training for eldership at Grace Church on the Mount in Netcong, where Lynn continues his involvement in several ministries.
 
In early 2013, Lynn and Abbie found New Beginnings through a search on the 9 Marks of a Healthy Church website, 9marks.org. After checking out some sermons online, they began attending regularly. They became members, and Lynn volunteered to lead one of the small groups, which he continues to this day. Lynn has served as an elder since 2016.
 
Donna Ashley, Fellowship and Hospitality
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jon and Connie Go, Youth (FBI)

Jonathan and Connie lead the middle school and high school youth group at New Beginnings, named FBI: Firm Believers of Immanuel. Both are passionate about serving people and helping them to change to become more like Jesus. Their lives have been changed by people who invested in them, and they understand that it’s time to invest back into others, to spark life-long change into the hearts of people willing to follow God.

Jonathan grew up in a Christian household and was baptized in high school. He was an active member of Christian Evangelical Mission in Towaco, NJ, throughout his high school and college years. He taught children’s Sunday school, participated in choir, and was a Junior Counselor for the youth group. Jonathan also led Bible studies for his peers for five years.

Connie grew up in a non-Christian household and came to know Jesus when she was a junior in high school, and attended Faith Bible Church in Flushing, NY. She was baptized shortly after accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She was a leader in her college ministry, Chinese Christian Fellowship, promoting unity between newly immigrated students, and American-born students. Connie worked hard to make events bilingual and accommodate as many people as possible. In her college fellowship, she was also treasurer and co-president for a year. Additionally, she was a small group leader of a diverse age group for three years, with members from high school students up to young adults.

Jonathan and Connie met through eHarmony at the end of 2010. They dated for three years and got married in September 2013. Jonathan enjoys video games, gardening, and home improvement. Connie loves to cook and explore new restaurants, and enjoys watching psychological thrillers.
 
Larrie Reynolds, Music Director
Larrie Reynolds is the Director for Music for the New Beginnings Bible Church. Larrie grew up in the church, singing and playing with his family up and down the Eastern coast. He majored in music in college, eventually becoming a music teacher in public schools. Larrie has served in both full time and part time staff ministry positions in the areas of youth and music. He is a songwriter, singer, and performs in a number of music groups.  He leads the worship service each Sunday and plays guitar and keyboards. After leading worship in various churches around the country, Larrie came on as the director of music at New Beginnings in 2016, helping to transition us to a fully live setup. Larrie has deep roots in our community, having served the Mount Olive schools as superintendent since 2008.
 
 
Eric Seal, Iron Workers Men’s Ministry
 
Eric became a Christian in college, when a member of the Navigators came to his dorm room and explained the gospel and his need for Christ. He is married to June, with whom he has five children, twelve grandchildren, and one great grandchild. The two enjoy serving the Lord in whatever he leads them to and want to continue to be available to all those God brings into their lives, in order to reflect His faithfulness. Having led our youth group, and later our young adults’ group, in their home for many years, Eric now leads the men’s ministry. In addition, the Lord has blessed him with financial talents, which he enjoys using at New Beginnings as the treasurer. Eric is the CFO of Redhook Container Terminal, in Brooklyn, NY.
 
David Yuen, Creative Community Team
Dave accepted Christ at a young age, but was too young to know what new life was until life actually happened. Starting out in the drama m
inistry at New Beginnings, things eventually grew as the need for
church community grew. And there the church creative community team was born. Now focusing on facing the challenges that God has given him in his life, Dave focuses his best on giving his best as a “guy who’s really just trying.”