New Image Church Staff
Blake Holland, Praise & Worship Leader
Hi, my name is Blake Holland! I’m excited to be a part of Kingdom ministry at New Image along with my wife Tiffany, and our two boys Kendin and Silas. I enjoy ministering alongside, and supporting the ministry of, Pastors Eric, Paul, and Mark. I believe that God has a purpose for every believer and I know He has made my family part of the spiritual growth occurring at New Image.
I believe that everything in God’s beautiful creation has a desire to worship him in Spirit and in Truth. We all have abilities and talents that He has given us to express ourselves in a way that is pleasing to Him. I personally want to see every form and variation of this idea brought out in our everyday lives.
I have seen people worship in many different ways, and I have worshiped in many different ways myself, including song, dance, music, writing, painting, drawing technology, cinematography, photography, and in many other ways that all pleasure to God. I feel it my responsibility as a worship leader to see all types of people doing all types of worship that bring glory to him.
I was born in Seneca and have lived in Westminster, S.C. for most of my life. I attended West-Oak High School, which was the time in my life when I fell in love with music and worship. I have been singing since I was a child, but it was during those years when I fell in love with the piano. I have played the piano for a few different churches in Oconee County.
God began to set a good many things in motion, and eventually I returned to my home church (Trinity Praise and Worship Center, now called Harvest Church) where, under the oversight of Pastor Eric Branch, I was made the worship pastor. I served there for nine years before coming to New Image in early 2017.
It’s been my honor and will continue to be my honor to serve in ministry with Pastor Eric and New Image Church, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us.
Laura Stinson, Children's Minister
Children are the heart and joy of my life. I believe that a child's innocent heart and faith can move mountains and save souls quicker than any adult! I believe that if we teach our children how to tap into their faith, we will raise up a mighty generation of warriors for Christ.
As a teen, I worked along side my children's pastor and spent many hours training for a calling that at that I did not yet realize was on my life. I attended and graduated from North Greenville University with an Associate in Arts Degree. My education focused on teaching children, and during my time at North Greenville I participated in every opportunity I could find to work with children in various ministry settings.
I married my wonderful husband at a young age, and he has always been my rock. We have been married for over 14 years and have two beautiful children of our own. During our marriage we have attended several churches but I have always found myself drawn to fellowshipping with children rather than adults.
When we first came to New Image in 2006, we were drawn by the love that we felt from Pastor Eric and the congregation. Prior to 2013, I had not been working with our children, but that year, for the first time in several years God showed me a need to love and minister to children that I could not ignore. I realized how much I missed working with children.
I responded to the call of God that year, and have never looked back. My heart is truly overwhelmed by the honor, privilege, and joy I feel as I work to raise up the next generation of disciples of Jesus Christ! It is truly a life changing experience!
Chris and Beverly Holden, Youth Ministers
Chris and Beverly Holden were both born and raised in SC. Chris is a graduate of Liberty High School and Beverly is a graduate of Easley High School. Chris joined the Marine Corps straight after High school and was stationed in Jacksonville NC. During his four years of service Chris was deployed to Iraq and then to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
Chris and Beverly married in 2005, and have three beautiful children; Madisyn, Aydin and Zaryek.
Chris and Beverly began attending New Image Church in 2007. Shortly after surrendering totally to God, they learned to rely on the Holy Spirit to teach and guide them. Both of them have always had a heart for youth.
Chris began to serve in Revolution Student Ministries and Beverly began ministering to youth at local children's homes. Chris and Beverly were placed in leadership of Revolution Student Ministries in July 2015.