Russellville Leadership

Rick & Michelle Bezet

Founding Pastors
NLC

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. The vision of New Life reflects this passion as we grow throughout our state and country. Rick and his lovely wife, Michelle, have been married since 1988 and live in Conway, Arkansas. They have four children and love life as grandparents.

Mark & Leslie Pagley

Campus Pastors
Russellville

Mark and Leslie serve as the Campus Pastors at NLC Russellville. Their heart and motivation is to be a church that builds fully devoted followers of Christ. Mark and Leslie have been married since 1982, and they have three children and seven grandchildren who they absolutely love doing life with.

Caleb & Brooke Pagley

Associate Pastors
Russellville

Caleb and Brooke serve as Associate Pastors at NLC Russellville and have been involved at the campus since 2014. Caleb graduated from Liberty University, and Brooke graduated from Trevecca University. They have been married since 2012 and have a beautiful daughter named Naomi. Caleb and Brooke enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and raising their daughter and two dogs, Maddie and Penny.

Tracey & Peyton Reinhart

Four Twelve Pastors
Russellville

Tracey and Peyton serve as the Four Twelve Pastors at NLC Russellville. Tracey graduated from Arkansas State University with an interdisciplinary studies degree with an emphasis in physical education, and Peyton graduated from Arkansas Tech University with an early childhood education degree. Tracey is currently attending Trevecca University to obtain a master’s degree in church and community. They have three daughters—Reign, Rylee and Rowan.

Savannah Walker

Administrative Assistant
Russellville

Savannah serves as an Administrative Assistant at NLC Russellville. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2020 with a degree in hospitality administration and loves getting to use her administrative skills to grow the Kingdom of God. Savannah has been married to her best friend Seth since 2019, and together they lead our high school and college ministries. Savannah adores her goldendoodle Dottie and enjoys good food, plants, and naps.

Seth & Savannah Walker

Real Life & Elevation Pastors
Russellville

Seth and Savannah serve as the Real Life and Elevation Pastors at NLC Russellville. They both graduated from Arkansas Tech University where Seth obtained two degrees—one in public relations journalism and one in speech communication—and Savannah obtained a degree in hospitality administration. They have been married since 2019 and have a goldendoodle named Dottie. They enjoy good food and coffee, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, but they are most passionate about reaching the next generation.

Kevin & Amanda Johnson

Associate Pastors
Russellville

Kevin and Amanda serve as Associate Pastors at NLC Russellville. They are both graduates of Arkansas Tech University. They have been married and in ministry since 1995. They have two beautiful daughters, Makena and Kenzi. They enjoy traveling, good food, the outdoors, and each other.

John & Ashly Crawford

Kid Life Pastors
Russellville

John and Ashly serve as the Kid Life Pastors at NLC Russellville. They both attended college where John obtained a master’s degree in accounting and Ashly obtained a degree in civil engineering. They have been married since 2019 and have three amazing kids—Abram, Liam and Lexi. They enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Christie Graham

Executive Administrator
Russellville

Christie serves as the Executive Administrator and Event Coordinator at NLC Russellville. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University and is the Executive Director of Tourism for the City of Russellville. She is married to Heath, and they have two children, Gavin and Riley. Christie is passionate about seeing NLC Russellville grow and reaching our community.

Brooke Pagley

Little Life Pastor
Russellville

Brooke serves at the Little Life Pastor at NLC Russellville. She graduated from Trevecca University in 2022 with a degree in management and leadership. Brooke and her husband Caleb also serve together as Associate Pastors, and they have a beautiful daughter named Naomi. Brooke loves cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Abbie Meyers

Worship Pastor
Russellville

Abbie serves as the Worship Pastor at NLC Russellville. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2020 and now teaches kindergarten at Pottsville Elementary. She is married to Russellville local, Austin, who works as an engineer at Arkansas Nuclear One. Abbie is passionate about people, health, coffee, theology, and the Enneagram. More importantly, she loves Jesus and enjoys working with her amazing team to lead people in worship.

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