Around 1852 Rev. Joseph Blackburn came to Dayton to organize the Methodist Church. The church started in the home of Mr. Joseph Link. Later this new congregation held their meetings in a little school house on the Seventh Street hill.
In the year 1855, A man by the name of Mr. Carr, gave the Methodists the ground the current church sits on to only be used for church purposes. There were about half dozen families at that time.
That congregation, feeling the need for a church building, began to build. The first church was a square, one room building. It was completed in 1855.
After many years of use, this building gradually became unsafe and was torn down. Construction began on a new church, (the current building), in 1914. It was dedicated for worship, April 18, 1915.
It’s first name was Tower Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church. It was named after P.F. Tower, who was the Pastor in 1855, when the original church was built. Some time later, it was changed to Tower Methodist Church.
In 1997, the Valley Fellowship Church of God purchased the old Tower Methodist Church, changing the name to The Healing Place church of God. In 2000, Rev. Marvin Knobloch was voted in as Pastor. In 2003, the church name was changed to New Beginnings Community Church. Marvin Knobloch resigned as Pastor in Jan., 2010. The current Pastor, Rev. Roger Lloyd, was voted in as Pastor in Sept., 2010.
The building is beautiful with beautiful stain glass windows surrounding the sanctuary. The warmth and beauty of all those that have worshiped here still remains.
New Beginnings is comprised of individuals in various stages of spiritual growth. Some have been living and growing in the grace and in the knowledge of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for many years. Others are new believers who have recently given their heart to God. Whatever level of spiritual development you find yourself, at New Beginnings you will be supported and encouraged to move forward and grow in Christ. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word Of God, and by following its teachings we will find that God has a plan and purpose for each of us.
GOD: We believe in the one, ever-living, eternal God; possessing absolute and eternal Deity. We believe that God manifested Himself as father in Creation; as Son in Redemption; and Holy Spirit working in the lives of people today.
JESUS CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God born of a virgin; that He lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and bodily rose from the grave; and that He has been exalted to the Throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man.
SALVATION: We believe that, “it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the Gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Eph. 2:8,9) It is by grace through faith that each believer finds resurrection from a life of despondency to a life of hope. Because all men have sinned and need redemption, faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ gives the believer life everlasting. Those repenting of sin and being born again of the water and the spirit become children of God.
CHRISTIAN LIVING: As Christians we are to love God and others. We are to maintain Spiritual convictions while avoiding a self-righteous, judgmental, or condemning attitude towards others. We believe the Bible gives us clear mandates of morality and personal conduct.