Rick & Michelle Bezet
Connor & Kelly Smithson
Since 2012, Connor and Kelly Smithson have been a part of New Life Church Hot Springs, where they lead as both student and worship pastors. The two encourage students to live their lives with purpose and have confidence in whom God has called them to be. They also have a passion for leading genuine worship and instructing others in worshipping the Lord. Connor and Kelly married in 2014 and had a son, Luke, in 2017.
BJ & Sonya Easterling
BJ and Sonya Easterling serve as Kid Life pastors at our Hot Springs campus. Both have a history in student ministry and a passion to answer God’s call with obedience. After meeting during an internship and marrying in 2006, the Easterlings came to Hot Springs and joined the New Life Church family.
With years of experience behind them, BJ and Sonya have been able to encourage and care for the children of Hot Springs as they grow. They also have two children of their own, Trey and Aylor.
Bryan & Bobbi Jo Huddleston
Bryan and Bobbi Jo grew up in Hot Springs. After moving back to there hometown, they found New Life Church and immediately felt welcomed to the family. They became connected in Little Life and, in 2015, were asked to lead the ministry. Bryan and Bobbi Jo are passionate about loving the kids of Garland County and showing them the heart of Jesus. They have been married since 2008 and have two daughters of their own, Maely and Mya.
Josh & Jennifer Terry
Josh and Jennifer Terry lead the Arkansas Dream Center for Hot Springs, an organization that aims to meet the needs of the community, encourage unity, and heal broken hearts. The two are devoted to spreading the Word of God and reaching those who may be lost or broken. Josh and Jennifer have been married since 2004 and have two beautiful children.
Rick & Michelle Bezet
Rick Bezet is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Church of Arkansas. Pastor Rick’s heart and motivation is always to see the next person encounter Jesus. The vision of New Life reflects this passion as we grow throughout our state and country.
Rick and his lovely wife, Michelle, have been married for over 20 years and have four children and a new grandson, Jack. They live in Conway, Arkansas.
Cory & Tanner Cangelosi
Cory and Tanner met in 2002 and now have six children. After serving as pastors for New Life’s children’s ministry at the Conway and Greater Little Rock campuses, they made the move to pastor New Life Church in Hot Springs.
Cory and Tanner enjoy being with their kids, entertaining guests at their home, and teaching family discipleship and God’s Word. They love their city, their church, and how God is using them to reach the state of Arkansas.