Newport Baptist Church

Meet our Ministry Team 


Pastor Gary Carroll began in Music Ministry while in college in 1977. After serving in music, youth and education ministries, he was called to his first church as Pastor in March, 2001. The Lord brought Pastor Gary and his family to Newport Baptist Church in March of 2003.

He and his wife Tammy have four grown daughters, Sam, Mandy (who is married to Bob Bowman), Grace (who is married to Don McKee) and Lindy.  Pastor Gary not only preaches the Word in each service, but also leads us in worship (with help from Grace and Lindy), leads the Church Choir and works with our Youth. Tammy has a heart for teens, and is co-teacher with Mandy of our Youth Sunday School class and Youth Stuff on Wednesday evenings. She also leads a Ladies Bible Study with Sam as her assistant.

This is Pastor Gary's testimony: "I was raised in a Christian home and we always went to church. But it wasn't until I was about 15 that I asked Jesus to save me. I was singing in a youth choir sponsored by the Protestant Chapel on the military base where I lived (Camp LeJeune, North Carolina), and after one of the performances, I realized I was lost. I asked Jesus to be my Savior and Lord, and surrendered my life to Him. I am confident that I am eternally secure in God's love. God called me to preach while on staff at Calvary Baptist Church, East Camden, Arkansas, On May 8, 1993. Since that time I continue to grow in my relationship with God as I submit my life to His calling."

Come and meet Pastor Gary and his family. Come be a part of Newport Baptist Church.

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Pastor Jack Bowen came on staff February 2016 as our Associate Pastor with his main responsibilities of overseeing our outreach and visitation ministries and equipping church members to be ambassadors for Christ as they take the Gospel to the community. He and his wife Dianne have been members of Newport Baptist for many years.

Jack became a member of Newport Baptist Church through profession of faith and baptism (yes, he was saved here) in November 1985.  He and his wife Dianne have two married sons and four grandchildren.  Jack was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1997, and has served as a bivocational pastor of South Creek and Victory Baptist Churches, He has also served as interim pastor and supply preacher in the Atlantic Baptist Association.

Come meet Pastor Jack and Dianne.  Come be a part of Newport Baptist Church.

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Kelly Bowman began serving as our Church Secretary in January of 2013 She is married to Dwight and they have three adult children.  Kelly also sings in the choir and has led many ministries in our church.  We don't know how we'd get along without her. 

Come and get to know Kelly! Come be a part of Newport Baptist Church.


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Teresa Motes is filling in our pianist position at the present.  She is a long time member of Newport Baptist and has been our pianist, choir director and children's choir leader in the past.  Teresa is married to Gervas and is such a blessing to our church.

Come and meet Teresa.  Come and be a part of Newport Baptist Church. 


Carolyn Brown is our custodian, and has served the Lord at Newport Baptist for over 20 years. She is a wonderful servant of God.


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