Bruce Newton -Sierra pines Church Head pastor
I am in my 30th year pastoring at Sierra Pines Church. When my wife and I were called here, there were 35 people meeting in a campground. To our blessing and amazement, God has enabled Sierra Pines to grow to a place that nearly 1000 people in the mountain area call home, and we would love it if you’d join us. God has called us to “love people the way they are and inspire them to all Christ calls them to be.” If you would like a place to feel accepted and encouraged in your faith, you have found it, and we look forward to meeting you.
Ben Forshee -South campus pastor
I came on staff at Sierra Pines Church April 1, 2013 for the purpose of starting a satellite church for Sierra Pines Church at Minarets High School in O’Neals. We launched a soft start on April 28, 2013 with 15 people and did our grand opening September 15, 2013. Today over 125 people call the south campus their church home.
I have been a believer for over 48 years and have served in full time ministry for over 25 years. God has also given me opportunities to work in business, being self-employed as well as working for a large national cooperation.
First and foremost, I am a family man. I have the privilege of being married to my best friend and partner, Pat. We have five beautiful daughters and have been blessed with 11 grandkids. God has blessed us with amazing son-in-laws who love the Lord and are amazing Husbands and Dads.
linda newton -Associate pastor
I've been married to Pastor Bruce for the past 42 years! 30 years of our life together have been spent serving at Sierra Pines – and we love it. As associate pastor, I help facilitate many of the programs at SPC, but my greatest passion is counseling individuals and couples in the church and in the community. I love encouraging folks through my writing. Check out my blog at www.lindanewtonspeaks.com.