Gary Bellis has been the Lead Pastor at Newport Assembly since 1975. In 1971 he and his future wife Mary accepted Christ as Savior the first time they attended this church. He has a passion to teach the truth of God’s word in relevant and practical ways. His motivation to serve the poor resulted in the birth of the Bread of Life Outreach which has received and distributed 43,000 tons of free food, medicine and household products since 1994. He is committed to accomplishing the Great Commission and planting churches in our local region and throughout world. Pastor Bellis enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife, their three grown children and 8 grandchildren.