Rick & Michelle Bezet
Tommy & Jasmine Marciniak
As they serve in Real Life, Tommy and Jasmine Marciniak have a heart to connect students in community and help them grow closer to Jesus every day. Having met in a Lifegroup, Tommy and Jasmine are passionate about community. Don’t let the skinny jeans fool you, they are both active and love sports. Tommy grew up playing hockey in New York. Jasmine, born in Florida, was a gymnast throughout school. They met in North Carolina and married in 2012.
Tracy & Marianne Shelton
Tracy and Marianne have been a part of New Life since 2011 and serve as leaders of life groups for NLC Saline. They understand the difference a life group makes in transitioning from being someone who goes to NLC to being someone who truly finds a home and a family here. Life groups are where you can find "your people" who celebrate the joys and walk through the challenges of life with you. Tracy and Marianne have a vision to see NLC life groups spread throughout the neighborhoods of Saline County, offering the hope of Jesus to people, strengthening families, serving the community and growing kingdom-minded leaders.
Matt & D’lisa Haas
Matt and D’Lisa met on a blind date that was actually initiated by a New Life member and got married 7 months later in 2004. They began attending NLC the following year and have served as deacons since 2009. Matt has a business background and D’Lisa is a pharmacist who began her career at the old Foster’s grocery store in Bryant. After living in Maumelle for 7 years and becoming great friends with the Denmon’s, they felt called to move back to Saline county and be a part of the vision for NLC Saline. Matt and D’Lisa have three kids and are passionate about making a difference for the kingdom.
Josh & Jessica Wood
Josh and Jessica Wood, along with their three beautiful children, found their home at New Life Church, Greater Little Rock in 2009. When the Saline County campus was announced, the two knew that God was calling them home to the place where they had begun their family. After almost eight years at Little Life Academy at GLR, Jessica left her position to go all in on the NLC School of Ministry and NLC Saline County. Josh and Jessica are blessed to serve as the leaders of Little Life Ministry, providing an opportunity for the younger generation to encounter God’s love in a real way.
Drew & Leanne Grant
Tyler & Amanda Tarver
Tyler and Amanda Tarver have been a part of the New Life family since they met in college. They have been married over 10 years and have 3 kids, Titus, Ezra and Finnick. In 2017, Tyler joined our staff full-time at OBU at New Life Church as the Director. He and his wife Amanda serve as the Young Adult (YA) Leaders for the Saline County Campus. While in this role, Tyler and Amanda fell in love with the people of Saline County and want to see Young Adults find their passion and build community under the influence of Jesus Christ.
Rick & Michelle Bezet
Rick Bezet is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Church of Arkansas. Pastor Rick’s heart and motivation is always to see the next person encounter Jesus. It is this passion that the vision of New Life reflects as we grow throughout our state and country.
Rick and his lovely wife, Michelle, have been married for over 20 years and have four children and a new grandson, Jack. They live in Conway, Arkansas.
Chad & Kindall Denmon
Originally from Texas, Chad met Kindall at a church in Conway, AR and they married a year later. They joined the staff of New Life Church in 2010 and have loved being part of the vision God has given to Founding Pastors Rick and Michelle for the state of Arkansas. In 2016 Chad and Kindall felt the Lord calling them to plant NLC's next campus in Saline County with their three awesome boys, Kai, Ezra, and Grey. They love people and have a passion to help their community find the hope of Jesus and see lives restored.