Doug Horner

Senior Pastor

David Horner

Associate Pastor

Joel Horner

Youth & Children's Director

Pastor Doug has been in ministry for over 30 years. After graduating from Eastern Seminary (MDiv), he has served as a youth, worship, family, and senior pastor. In 2002, he and his wife Jennifer planted a church in Evansville. Doug has been at NBLC since 2010 and now serves as the senior pastor.
David graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College in 2018 and serves as Associate Pastor at NBLC. He's been at NBLC for 10 years (3 as a pastor) and  oversees the young adults, home group, and media ministries. He also teaches regularly on Sunday mornings. He and his wife Jess have been married since 2018.
Joel felt called to ministry at a young age. He graduated from USI in 2021 but has served at NBLC since 2010. More recently, he took on the role of director for the youth and children's ministries. He oversees our middle and high school ministries as well as Lakeside Kids.

Megan Danks

Nathan Crowe

Darrick Hayden

Women's Ministry & Church Administration

High School Youth Director & Young Adults

Founding Pastor

If you've ever visited New Beginnings, you've probably been greeted by Megan Danks' smiling face! Megan oversees the women's ministry at church and also helps in an administrative role. The Danks family has been at NBLC since 2011.
Nathan Crowe has a passion for youth ministry and has an indispensable role in helping our middle and high schoolers! He helps oversee the youth and college ministries, leads Bible studies, and serves the practical needs of the students.
Pastor Darrick started New Beginnings Lakeside Church in a house in 1997. Over the course of the next 23 years, Darrick served as the lead pastor. In 2021 Pastor Darrick stepped out of his role as lead pastor to pursue God's calling in marketplace ministry. Darrick remains apart of the NBLC family.


New Beginnings Lakeside Church is affiliated with Calvary Chapel and utilizes the same leadership structure as found within that movement. The church is pastor-led with an emphasis on servant-leadership. An elder leadership board regularly meets to discuss church matters, pray for the body, and advise the staff. All pastors and elders are required to meet the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 in order to serve in any capacity.