Leadership Team

Tony Howeth, Pastor

Pastor Tony Howeth and his wife, Stacey, have served the Lord in full-time ministry for twenty-two years. Pastor Tony was saved as a teenager, at Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington, GA. He later became Youth Pastor at Whitfield Baptist Church in Dalton, GA. After eight years of ministry as Youth Pastor the Lord called he and his family to Pastor Bemiss Road Baptist Church in Valdosta, GA. During this time God blessed in a mighty way, but Pastor Tony felt the Lord calling him in reaching the world as a missionary. He served the next several years as Deputation Director for Macadonia World Baptist Missions. In 2011 God called he and his family as Senior Pastor to Newton Baptist Church. Pastor Tony is known as a friend to many, with many young men’s lives touched by his ministry. If you are around Pastor Tony for just a short time you will see his passion not only for his God but for others.

Pastor and Mrs. Stacey have four children: Seth (22); Lauryn (20); Ethan (18) and Camryn (15).




 Chad Gordon, Student Pastor

Bro. Chad and his wife, Ami, have served the Lord in ministry for eighteen years. It was during a chapel service at Philadelphia Christian School in Conyers, GA where Bro. Chad received Christ as his personal Saviour. It was then the Lord began dealing with him about preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord called he and his family to serve as Children & Bus Pastor at Victory Baptist Church in Loganville, GA. under Pastor Steve Sparks. It was here that God began working in a mighty way through the Children and Bus Ministry with many children receiving Christ. After several years God called Bro. Chad and his family into Children’s Evangelism. In 2003 God allowed he and his family to come back to Victory Baptist Church where he served as Assistant Pastor under the leadership of Pastor Derik Lawrence. In 2011 the Lord opened the door for he and his family to become Student Pastor at Newton Baptist Church.

Bro. Chad and Mrs. Ami have four children: Austin (16); Brooke (14); Ashlyn (12) and Kyle (10).




Keith Gooden, Music Director

Bro. Keith and his wife, Kim, have served the Lord in ministry for over thirty four years. In March of 1967, at the age of nine years old Bro. Keith met the Lord. Bro. Keith has been used mightily over the past many years, in which he started leading music at Second Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Alabama in the year of 1977. In 1978, he felt the Lord calling him to Bible Baptist Church in Ellijay, GA where he served as the Music and Youth Director. Bro. Keith is known for being a mentor to many young men and women, with an outstanding ability in leading Music. Bro. Keith has been a part of several great ministries through the years. He and his wife are a great assest to Newton Baptist Church, where he has been serving since 2001. Bro. Keith is not only a great Music Director but also a student of the Word of God.

Bro. Keith and Mrs. Kim have one child, Kyle Gooden. Kyle and his wife (Amanda) have one child and are off to a great start as a young family.