New Beginnings Church of God is a NEW church for the Kenova community. The Church of God on Poplar St. has a long history in Kenova. However, with a new Pastor and new leadership, we are bringing you a new church experience. Pastor Bob Ingels has a passion for people, the church and the community. He believes the church should be a place where you come as you are and where your faith in Christ makes you a member. New Beginnings is a church where Jesus is the subject of all we say and do and that “church” isn’t a building but a people who love God, love each other and passionately follow Jesus together. In Christ, all people experience a new beginning. 


We're a church where you can come as you are and find a contemporary service. We're family-focused, so you'll find children and youth programming. We are community-driven, creating different outreach events throughout the year. One of these events is our "Family Fun Nights" where we get together for food, a fun activity, and awesome fellowship a few times a year! We also host a Church potluck the first Sunday of each month. 

Now entering our 3rd year as a Church you'll see how the community is coming together. Most of our congregation walk to Church, you'll find neighbors, family, and friends ready to welcome you.  


Come join us for a Sunday service or our weekly Wednesday Night Small Groups.

We're affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson), you can find out more about the Church of God and what we believe by clicking the logo below. 


Jesus is Lord! The singularity, the exclusivity, the divinity of the one Lord Jesus is central to who we are. He is the Bread of Life. The Water of Life. The Lamb of God. The Way, the Truth, and the Life. The one Mediator between God and man. The Lord of Lords, the King of Kings. The Son of Man. The Son of God. The Word that became Flesh. The Saviour. The Name at which every knee shall bow. Jesus is the subject!  (Acts 2:36).

Our Pastor

Pastor Bob Ingels


Pastor Bob has been married to Romy for 27 years and they have two children together, Jon who is 26 and Jessica who is 25. Having been married for this long, while raising a family, he understands the challenges families face today. He has over 20 years of experience leading the Church. He's led ministry in Chicago, where he was born, in Michigan where he spent 16 years in the Church of God, and now Kenova, WV as the Senior Pastor of New Beginnings; Kenova's newest Church plant. 


His passion is for preaching Christ and making Disciples. He believes that in Christ everyone receives a "New Beginning". His teaching is Christ-Centered, as he believes all of the scripture points to Jesus. Preaching should be relevant with the application for today, as scripture answers life's questions. He has a passion for helping people find their gifts and purpose in the Church. He believes the Church is not a building, but a people loving each other and passionately following Jesus together.  


While being new to Kenova, he has fallen in love with the community and the people around it. He believes the Church is here to bring hope, to love our neighbors, and find ways to connect out Community to Christ, by sharing Him in our words and deeds. 

When he's not leading the church, you'll find him dating Romy and spending time with his family or out exploring the great outdoors and all that "Wild and Wonderful" West Virginia has to offer. He's also a music lover and plays guitar. 


Romy Ingels

Children's Ministry Director  

Women's Ministry Leader

Andrew Damron

Youth Leader

Young Adults Leader