WATERTOWN – New Life Christian Church is pleased to announce the latest additions of Pastor Dan and Becky Cymbal of Rochester, NY to our pastoral leadership family. After an extensive several-months-long interview process with all current staff and elder board members, Dan and Becky were selected with unanimous support to lead the Carthage Campus. With over twenty-five years of fruitful ministry, four grown children, and a strong pastoral anointing and education, we are excited for how God is going to use them to serve western Jefferson County and beyond.
“I’ve known Dan and Becky for some time and their reputation is incredible,” says Pastor Kirk Gilchrist. “After carefully vetting them, we are ecstatic that they’ve accepted our offer to come to Carthage. We couldn’t ask for a better fit.”
Pastor Dan has been in ministry since 1992 and most recently was the founder and lead pastor of Epic Church in Rochester. His responsibilities have primarily focused on mobilizing the local church to reach hurting people and lead them to be fully engaged with Jesus. He is an experienced preacher, teacher, and loves empowering emerging leaders to reach their redemptive potential. Becky, likewise, has a long track-record of strong service in church leadership, small groups, Bible studies, and women’s ministry. Together, they are a dynamic couple full of the joy of the Lord, carrying the obvious mark of God’s enthusiasm for people.
On the ‘family and fun’ fronts, Dan is married to Becky Cymbal, his wife of twenty-five years. They have four young adult children who they are incredibly proud of: Luke (23), Josh (22), Rachel (20), and Faith (19). Dan is an active outdoorsman and enjoys boating, hunting, and fishing, and he is no stranger to the north country as his family has old vacation-roots in the thousand islands. He is also an avid family man and finds great fulfillment in spending time with his wife and children.
Dan holds a B.S. in Pastoral Studies from Washington Bible College and a Masters of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary with a concentration in Christian Formation and Leadership. He has served full-time in ministry for twenty-five years as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and lead pastor.
“They bring an immense amount of experience to the table,” adds Pastor Kirk. “We believe they will faithfully build upon the important legacy that Pastor Harry and Darlene Jensen have established over the last twenty years. They have the same kind of love for the people and dedication to the area.”
“We are very excited to have a Pastor Dan and Becky coming to the Carthage Campus,” says Pastor Harry Jensen. “We know that God will work wonderfully in and though them to minister the love of Christ and to advance the Kingdom of God in our area.”
“We’ve always had a heart to reach our community with the life-changing love of Jesus Christ,” says Pastor Dan. “Now we believe that God has called us to join New Life’s leadership team to reach the north country for Jesus and we are tremendously excited to lead the Carthage Campus and expand its influence in the surrounding communities.”
The Cymbals plan to commute weekly beginning January 28, Dan’s installation Sunday, and to reside permanently in the greater Carthage area by the summer of 2018. For more information, please call the church office at (315) 788-0825, or email Pastor Dan directly at: email@example.com.
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