About Us

"Where Everyone is Accepted, and No One is Judged."

Founding member Alan Jones and Pastor Tracy Patton were called by God to open a loving and affirming church in Southern Indiana in March of 2010.  They held their first service in May of 2010 in a bingo hall in Jeffersonville, Indiana and shortly thereafter New Beginnings Non-Denominational Church was incorporated.  By June of 2011, the congregation had grown from its five original members to the point that the bingo hall could no longer accommodate the group, and New Beginnings moved to a new location in the basement of the 300 Spring building on Spring Street in downtown Jeffersonville where the congregation continued to grow.  In January of 2014, recognizing the need for more space as the congregation grew to include over 100 members, the church relocated to a purpose-built space in the Quartermaster Station in Jeffersonville.

In October 2016, New Beginnings moved to its current location at 1615 Spring Street in Jeffersonville and for the first time has a stand alone facility that includes a sanctuary, offices, a fellowship hall and separate nursery and Children's Meeting room.


Pastor Tracy Patton

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Phone: (812) 595-0571

Board of Directors

-- Our Board of Directors oversees the overall administration of our church, and makes business decisions regarding the church in accordance with our By-Laws. The Board meets once per month and all meeting are open to any member who wants to attend.

Denise Sears

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Denise Sears works as the CEO and President of Supplies Overseas (S.O.S.) in Louisville, Kentucky, which is a non-profit company that receives surplus medical supplies from hospitals and other medical providers, and then facilitates the shipping of those items to countries around the world where they are needed most. She most recently worked as Director of Development for Neighborhood House, a non-profit agency based in Portland, Kentucky. Prior to this role, she owned a marketing company for 25 years in upstate New York. She graduated from Columbia University and has a Masters in Healthcare Administration. Denise lives in Jeffersonville with her husband, Barry Sears and son, Mark. She has a step-daughter, Jessica at Ball State University and a daughter, Lauren in heaven. Their family includes Lauren's two cats and the "little white dog" Denise always wanted that Lauren bought for her 50th birthday. Denise loves her family at NBC. She tried several churches when she moved here, but knew she had found the perfect place to worship God that Sunday over three years ago when she ventured into New Beginnings.

Lisa Bailey

Linda Denning

Katrina Sprinkle

Kathy Lincoln

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Kathy lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Ray Grant. She is retired from the Presbyterian Foundation where she worked for 25 years as the Support Analyst and Help Desk person in the computer department. Kathy was raised in the Catholic faith and was a very active member for most of her life. She has served on Parish Council, completed 2 year courses in Ministry Formation and Spiritual Direction, participated in SEEL (Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Living) and held the role of Spiritual Director in that program. Kathy began attending New Beginnings in 2013 and joined in April 2014 having found the church that provided acceptance, love, and challenges to grow for which she had been searching. ,In 2016 Kathy started a Meditation Group which meets weekly, and in 2017 will serve on the Board of Directors for 2 years. Kathy knew she had found her forever church home at her first service when Pastor Tracy explained that Communion was God’s gift to us and everyone was welcome to receive. She loves the receiving and giving Spirit that IS New Beginnings Church.

Cathi Cook

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Cathi Cook is a licensed clinical social worker, who has a passion for working with children. She began her career working in child welfare and has remained committed to working in non-profit settings. Cathi is happily married to Deb Cook and together they are raising their two teenage children and pug Max. They are also fortunate to have an adult daughter and grandson that live close by. For fun, Cathi enjoys spending time with church family, good friends, scrapbooking retreats, field trips with her grandson, reading and going to the movies.


-- Our Elder is available to anyone in the congregation who has a spiritual need, or is in need of one on one prayer. The Elder is also responsible for the spiritual needs of our Pastor.

Barry Sears

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Barry lives in Jeffersonville with his wife, Denise and son Mark.  His daughter, Jessica is a student at Ball State University.  He works at Frost Brown Todd in downtown Louisville as a Litigation Support Analyst. Barry attended Western Kentucky University where he served two years as the President of the Western Christian Student Fellowship. Barry later received a degree from Sullivan College in Paralegal Studies. Barry has many years of experience as a Deacon, Worship Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and Teen Group Leader. Barry became a member of New Beginnings in August 2014 and has served as the Elder of New Beginnings Church since that time. He is also a member of the Praise & Worship Team.  His favorite part of NBC is the people and their enthusiasm for serving Christ and His Church.


-- Our Deacons serve the congregational needs at NBC by assisting with our Worship service to make sure all of the duties each week are covered. Each Deacon is assigned to a group of members in our congregation in order to be available for home and hospital visits, prayer and any other need that arises. If you do not know who your Deacon is, please see Tammy Carter.

Dee Troub

Jay Caudill

Marci Hutchings