Meet the Leadership

Pastor Geoff and Ruth Smith have been in ministry for many years: after working for GOD TV in England, UK they attended four years of Bible College in Canada and in the US. They then moved to Indonesia where Pastor Geoff was part of the Pastoral Team at IFGF GISI church in Jakarta and Ruth was a teacher at an English speaking Christian School. Under their own ministry (Jude 22 Ministries) they have traveled throughout Southeast Asia and visited China proclaiming the Good news of Jesus Christ. 
They moved to Decatur, Indiana in November 2009 and became Senior Pastors of New beginnings Family Center. They are both Ordained and Licensed through Rhema Ministerial Association International. Pastor Geoff has his M.A. in missional leadership. 
His call to Newsong Church as Lead Pastor was in February 2014. Pastor Geoff and Ruth’s desire is to have a church that will glorify our heavenly Father through unity of faith and use of all spiritual gifts within the Body of Christ. 
Pastor Geoff and Ruth have a passion to love, encourage, and equip people to live the life that God has for them and to extend an arm of love and friendship to a lost and dying world. 
They are accompanied on the leadership board by Elders Jeff Garber, Moumini Ouedraogo and Greg Thompson. 
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