Dr. John & Janice Pelonero
Pastor John Pelonero has been in Gastonia since 1984 when the Lord gave him the vision to build New Covenant Church, as well as those within the church. His vision also includes the building of a bible college, and planting churches locally, and abroad. Prior to this, he was in West Islip, NY (Long Island) and plated a church there. He founded, and started New Covenant Church in October of 1985 with only 9 people. He has been the senior pastor of New Covenant Church since that time. Pastor John came to Christ on August 1, 1974 at 8:00PM in Allentown, Pennsylvania at Calvary Temple. He was instantly delivered from drugs, and shortly thereafter called into ministry. In November of 1974 he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Pastor John and his wife, Janice, serve together in ministry as the Senior Pastors of New Covenant Church.
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Christian EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Pastor Mike & Christy Moss
Christy Moss is the Christian Education Director. She oversees the teaching and ministry for those aged birth to 18 years. Christy has been a member of New Covenant for 30 years. She is a graduate of Gaston College with an Associate's Degree in Paralegal, and has Children's Ministry training under Willie George Ministries. Christy has a heart to reach the churched, and un-churched kids with the Gospel that points them to a lifelong commitment to Christ! Together, Christy and her husband, Mike, lead the children's ministry.
Pastor Lee & Christy Turner
Natasha & Justin Simpson
Natasha Simpson serves as the Pre-School Coordinator at New Covenant Church. She has been a member of our church since she was eleven years old. She graduated from Cleveland Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She works as a full-time nanny in Charlotte NC. Natasha and Justin work together as a team to provide a safe, fun and loving environment for children to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus.
WORSHIP & YOUNG Families PASTOR
Pastor Mark & Nichole Ryder
NCC BOARD of trustees
RANDY BENEFIELD DARRELL KELLER, SR. RICK WALL, SR.