Rick & Michelle Bezet
Rachel Dunn joined the New Life Church Russellville family in 2014. Since then, she has served the roles of Pastor Mark and Leslie Pagley’s assistant and campus administrator. Rachel enjoys taking part in the everyday tasks that create an environment for people to have incredible and authentic relationships with Christ.
Joel & Debbie Arivett
Joel and Debbie Arivett made New Life Church their home in June of 2012. Now, the two serve as New Life Church Russellville’s Kid Life pastors—a position that allows them to love the city’s children and shape them into world-changers. Joel and Debbie have been married since 2009 and have two daughters, Brynnlee and Berklee.
Chrissy Clayton and her family joined New Life Church in 2014. She now oversees the Little Life ministry at New Life Church Russellville, where she serves alongside an incredible team dedicated to loving and caring for families. Together, they work to provide young children with excellent care and a spiritual foundation. Chrissy and her husband, David, have been married since 2002 and are the proud parents of Macey, Barrett, and Cooper.
Travis & Christy Renfroe
After growing up in Arkansas’ River Valley, Travis and Christy Renfroe married in 2004. The couple then became a part of the New Life family and led life groups at New Life Church Conway, where they worked to connect people to each other and, ultimately, the heart of God. When the Russellville campus launched, they were excited to take on the role of life group pastors closer to their home region. Travis and Christy enjoy spending time with their two boys, Pyrce and Dautry.
Heath & Christie Graham
Heath and Christie Graham have been in ministry with New Life since 2013 and now serve as associate pastors at our Russellville campus. With 17 years of experience in ministry, the two oversee the church’s administration, plan special events, and support the pastoral staff. They have two children, Gavin and Riley Kate.
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. It is this passion that the vision of New Life reflects 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.
Mark & Leslie Pagley
Mark and Leslie have been pastoring for over 27 years and have been on staff with New Life since 2009. Originally from Ohio, Mark and Leslie experienced New Life’s relational, life-giving example of how to do church and knew this is where they needed to be. Mark and Leslie started out pastoring at NLC Greater Little Rock and overseeing student ministries at all of our campuses. But in 2014, they moved to Russellville to plant a New Life campus in the River Valley. They have three kids and four grandsons and are most passionate about Jesus being the center of every family.