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Senior Pastor Nathan M Parfait  

I have been serving as Senior Pastor here at New Beginning for more than 24 years. Prior to becoming Pastor in November 2001, I began my ministry as a drummer under my father’s ministry, Julius Parfait, who pastored Island Christian Fellowship Church, up until they were both killed in October 2001, when a drunk driver crossed the center lane and hit them head on. After my parents went home to glory in 2001, I felt the Lord dealing with me to take the pastor’s position and follow in my dad’s footsteps.

I have been happily married to my lovely wife Leslie for 36 years. We have three handsome boys, Jonathan, Nathan, and Joel Parfait. My oldest son, Jonathan lives in California with his wife Arielle, with 5 of my grandkids living there, with Jonathan's oldest daughter living here in Louisiana near us. My middle son, Nathan, works a captain on a tugboat, and lives near us with 5 of my grandkids also. My youngest Joel, passed away in July of 2009. He was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 

Watching the great faith he lived with, and the great faith he dies with, transformed my life forever. it reminded me faith is not believing in God the everything will work out the way I want but trusting in God no matter what. By life or by death, we will serve the Lord. 

 

A simple truth that changed my life and ministry is the day I heard and a panel of ministers discussing the Cross of Christ. During that discussion is when I heard the words that transformed my life and ministry: we're not talking about the wooden beam on which He hung upon, but the work He accomplished at Calvary's cross. The truth of what was accomplished through His body and his shed blood was not just the answer for some issues and select problems, but the answer to all issues and all problems. Conquering and becoming victorious over, sin, death, hell, and the grave!

 

So come and Join us as we continue to grow in grace, studying the message of the cross of Christ. Dig deeper, look closer, don't conform but transform to awaken the sleeping giant called the church.

 

Love in Christ, Pastor Nate.

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Assistant Pastor Toby Henry

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