JR & Grace Gonzalez
JR and Grace Gonzalez are Senior Pastors of New Beginnings Church.
JR is an enthusiastic communicator of the Word of God without compromise. He imparts biblical values with a passionate and practical touch, which reach the hearts of believers and offer hope to the unchurched. Pastor JR’s vision is to see people have passion for God and be compassionate with each other. His dream is to have a place where the people “are” the church rather than just “go” to church.
Pastor JR’s mission is to accomplish the Great Commission, Luke 10:27 (NIV) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” By acting out the Great Commandment, Mark 16:15-18 (NIV)
Pastor JR has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Psychology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister and has served at every capacity in the church setting.
Grace Gonzalez has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Psychology. She taught pre-school in the private sector. She has also served as an Executive Assistant in a private elementary school assisting in the discipline and counseling of students. She has a passion for God and a vision to see people emotionally, spiritually, and physically healthy. She has an innate ability to counsel people of all backgrounds. Her delight is to see people of all walks of life receiving all that God has and sees for them.
Pastor JR and Grace Gonzalez have been married since 1981. They have three children – Alexander, who is married to Jillian, Jo-El, married to Annette and their daughter, Gracie. Grace Co-Pastors with her husband, they are a true team. Grace leads Women’s Ministries and assists in all areas. Their passion is to see people as God sees them and help them fulfill their destiny in life. They are called to restore the hurting, the fallen, the rejected and the lost. They love to see transformation at work and God’s glory revealed.