Our name, "New Creation Church," is first and foremost an identity statement. The Bible teaches us that through faith in Jesus, every Christian, no matter who they are or what they have done, has become a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). This means that when we meet together for worship, we are literally the "assembly" (i.e. church) of God's coming new creation, on earth. We are citizens of that coming world (Philippians 3:20). Through the Spirit of Jesus, we now breathe its air, march to its drumbeat, and long for the return of the King to make all things new (Revelation 21:5).
Most of our founding members have lived in Granville for many years and share a deep love for their town. Our common desire is for the people of Granville to come to know their king and find eternal life, hope, joy and peace in the rescue from sin and death and hell that he alone can give (John 14:6).
Right now, our church is meeting weekly in various homes in Granville to prepare our minds and hearts for the days ahead and to make plans for the future of New Creation Church. Our Sunday morning worship services are set to begin on February 5th, 2017.
Joel Aubrey grew up in Hartford NY and received a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in pastoral studies and an MDiv from Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. He lives in Granville with his wife Holly and their three kids: Mercy (5), Silas (3), and Hope (1). Joel enjoys long walks with Holly, playing with his kids, reading, hunting, and gardening.
Brian Verrett was born and raised in Louisiana and received a B.A. from Louisiana College and a MDiv and ThM from Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. He and his wife, Angela, have three energetic children: Lydia (5), Abigail (2), and Luke (infant). Brian enjoys reading and talking with his wife, being outside, playing with his children, and LSU sports.
Carl Beckler was born and raised in Nebraska. He currently practices family medicine at Mettowee Valley Family Health Center in West Pawlet, VT where he has worked since he and his wife Karen moved to Granville in 1990. The Beckler's have four grown sons: Jordan, Josh, Isaac, and Ben. Jordan is married and he and his wife Kimberly have one son, Samuel. The Beckler's have been a part of Adamsville Community Baptist (our sending church) for almost 15 years, and Carl currently serves there as an elder. Carl enjoys playing sports, hiking, reading, and watching Cornhusker football.