Meet Our Pastor
Keith Seiber is originally from Indiana. He went to Bible college in East Tennessee, where he lived for twelve years. He has been married for over 20 years to the love of his life, Melissa. He has three wonderful children from the ages of 6 to 20, the younger two were adopted in 2018 out of foster care. Keith has just recently been serving on the staff of a church in southern Arizona for over three years, before that he was a Youth Pastor in Indiana for seven years. Keith accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age, and has loved serving the Lord, and studying His Word ever since. Keith is an author of over fifteen books, some of which you may view at His Author Page, and His publication page. He is also an avid gardener (both vegetable and flower), and he loves his Tennessee Volunteers.
Pastor Keith became burdened with the need for more churches in America. According to a recent study for the first time in America the number of adults who have an affiliation with a church has dropped below 50%. America needs churches. Keith began to research areas in the country to start a church and the Lord kept leading him back to the east coast of Florida and the Palm Coast area in particular. Keith and his family are relocating to Palm Coast over the summer of 2021, with the plan and goal of planting a church in Palm Coast, FL with the gracious help and leading of the Lord.
Our vision is for a church that is passionate about teaching and preaching the word of God. Passionate about reaching the lost, reaching the hurting, and helping them to heal and mature first through a personal relationship with Christ, second through the comforting love of Christ and third, through the spiritually maturing knowledge of His word.
We want to be known as a place where the love of God heals, where all are welcome, and the hurting and lost can come in and experience the healing power of our Lord Jesus Christ and become a part of a local family of believers.
God has called us to be a welcoming and loving church with a Passion for God’s Word and Compassion for His people. Our vision can be summed up succinctly in two words – New Beginnings.
New Beginning Baptist Church seeks to give all people a place they can start afresh, a place they can start anew in Christ in a loving church family who accepts them into their fellowship based on Christ’s love and sacrifice for them.
Your New Beginning Starts Here!
A New Beginning in Christ – First and foremost, we seek to give people a new beginning with Christ – we seek to lead people to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. The answer to all of life’s issues, difficulties and needs is ultimately a vibrant, healthy and authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as one’s personal Lord and Savior.
A New Beginning from heartache – we seek to comfort those who are grieving, to reach out to those whose heart is aching and give them a safe place to receive support from a church family who understands and wants to help and minister to them.
A New Beginning from past mistakes – sometimes things happen, sometimes we make mistakes, sometimes we sin, sometimes others sin against us, troubles in life happen. We seek to provide Biblical counsel and support to help those navigating these crisis points in life and get them ANCHORED IN CHRIST and His word.
A New Beginning of Learning – we seek to teach doctrine, to disciple, to help believers grow in Christian maturity and knowledge and to equip them to reach others and to help others on their new beginnings journey.
A New Beginning in Ministry – We envision people that are saved through our ministry, people that are helped through a crisis point in life through our ministry to then reach out to others and seek to win others to Christ and seek to help others navigate crisis points in their life. And then in turn disciple those people who will in turn keep the ministry tree growing and growing.
We envision a day, once we get a building of our own, to have people meeting every night of the week at our church, ministering in outreach support groups, continually helping people navigate these crisis points, all the while pointing them to Jesus for salvation and getting them involved in our church and perpetuating the process.
The mission of New Beginning Baptist Church is the same mission Jesus gave His followers: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. We value what Jesus values – we not only want to Reach the lost, we seek to reach the unchurched, to reach those that are hurting, to reach out and engage groups that can often be ignored.
Our mission is five-fold; it involves:
Reaching: Reaching out to people, being Ambassadors for Christ (Matthew 28:19-20. II Corinthians 5:20) – reaching out to the lost, reaching out to the unchurched, reaching out to those that are hurting.
Revealing: Revealing Christ through preaching, Revealing Christ through discipleship. (Matthew 28:19 & 20, Romans 8:29) Revealing Christ through our actions and service to community (Support groups). (I Thessalonians 1:2-3, 9)
Relating: Relating to people both lost and saved. Relating to others through building relationships, relating to others through sharing and bearing one another’s burdens. Relating to God and others through church involvement and support (Hebrews 10:24 & 25)
Restoring: Restoring people back to fellowship with God. Restoring through ministering to needs, restoring through biblical counseling and teaching, restoring through demonstrating the love of Jesus. (II Corinthians 5:17 – 20, Psalm 51:12)
Renewing: continually renew through Christian fellowship and love for one another, renew a sense of belonging and family, renew through teaching the bible and bible doctrine. (Psalm 51:10)
Our Scriptural Foundation
II Corinthians 5:17-18 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;”
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! We can all have new beginnings through Christ!
And all of the new beginnings people have in Christ are gifts from God, who brought us back to Himself through the sacrifice of His Son. And God has given us this ministry of reconciling people to him. A ministry of reaching people with the gospel, of pointing them to Christ, of helping them navigate life’s crisis points and leading them to a healing relationship with God’s Son (II Peter 3:18).
Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Paul determined to move beyond his failures.
The longer he lived the Christian life the less he thought about himself, and the closer he grew to Christ the more he saw himself for who he was.
Between his second and third missionary journeys Paul said he was the least of all apostles.
I Corinthians 15:9 “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.”
At his first imprisonment, he said he was the least of all saints.
Ephesians 3:8 “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;”
At the end of his life, he said he was the chief of sinners.
I Timothy 1:15 “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”
Paul had a past and he knew it, he was ashamed of his past. But in spite of his past sins God chose to use him mightily. Paul had been able to come to a point where he could let go of the past failures, unreached goals, and false guilt over past sin forgiven and be released into a new beginning with Christ.
You cannot change the past, but you can let it go, and have a new beginning living for God now. Don’t ruin your future by living in your past. Start your new beginning with the Lord today.