By Deborah A. Culp
Esteemed Pastor Robert L. Campbell may have recently celebrated 8 years of divine service to God in one of the most highly regarded tasks there ever was. He is the Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Christian Church, (NBCC) located in Castle Hayne, NC. With his lovely wife by his side, Reverend Campbell stood among his church members and guest from near and far, to accept countless accolades and well wishes for 8 more years of success and more! And this was just at the April, 2012 Anniversary Banquet held on a Saturday evening.
The Sunday services which took place the following Sunday at Worship Service #1 at 9:00 am and again at Worship Service #2 at 11:00 am, will be crystallized in the minds of those who witnessed them, for years to come. The guest speakers were Mrs. Joy D. Gregory and Pastor Henry A. Gregory, III, both of the Wilmington, NC based St. Andrews AME Zion Church.
NBCC is more than a place of worship; it is a proving ground for success to both individuals and families alike. Not to sound like a standard commercial, but it is safe to say that NBCC has something for everyone. Besides the special programs offered are 2 services on Sunday morning and a host of ministry options to get involved in and definitely to serve. If this is not character building for“any family”, Pastor Campbell would no doubt be open for positive & useful suggestions.
He seriously stands behind NBCC’s bottom line motto: “Changing lives through the power of the gospel.” Both he and First Lady Campbell invite “any and everyone” out for a visit. They make no bones about saying “come as you are, dressed up, or dressed down, starting out or starting over, you are welcome at NBCC.” Not to mention one of the most selfless human beings that this reporter has even shook hands with! Thought the celebratory services, he could be heard praising his guest and congregation members. He and Lady Campbell even passed out awards and gifts to select ministry leaders and NBCC lay workers. “Awesome traits of good leadership indeed, that will carry him into 8 more years of success and beyond.”
All about the business of “building the Kingdom”, NBCC completed Phase #1 of a 3 phase new building plan and successfully had a standing room only succession of services; morning and evening, during February and March, 2012. The current areas of ministry include, but are not limited to: the Singles Ministry, New Members Classes, Marriage Enrichment, Women’s Fellowship, Men’s Fellowship, Multi-Media Production Team, Hospitality, Dance Ministry, Men of Valor, Transportation, Gate Keepers, YAHWEH’s (an alternative for Christians), sister to Sister, Ministers in Training, Pastor’s Aide, Intercessory Prayer, Drama Ministry, Mime Ministry and Ushers/Greeters.
What about the children and youth? No problem, they are covered too! The Youth Ministries are; Choir and Praise & Worship Teams, Dancers, Step Team, Souljas for Christ (boys ages 12-18)S.P.I.R.I.T.(Panch Mime) meaning- Standing Praising In Righteousness & In Truth, D.I.V.A.S. (Divinely Inspired Virtuously And Saved) for girls ages 12-18. A fully staffed child care service is available during services, for the littlest worshiper’s swell. For additional information about any NBCC Ministry, events, general questions or FREE Transportation to New Beginnings Christian Church Call Ms. Tammy Wynn (910)- 341-7984 or see: www.newbcc.com