Pastor Roy Newman

Founding Pastor of Fresh Visions Community Church

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In 1987 Roy Newman planted his roots in Springfield, Illinois. Since migrating from the State of Mississippi, he has strived to make a difference in the lives of ordinary citizens within our community.

Pastor Newman has a passion and heart for serving people and has dedicated himself to making a difference through his church life and community volunteer efforts.

Pastor Newman began preaching in 1991 and has a passion to see lives transformed through preaching and teaching of God’s Word. Ordained in 1997, Newman previously served as Youth Pastor of Union Baptist Church, Springfield, IL, for over 9 years. He also served as the Adult Men Sunday School Teacher. He is former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Springfield Urban League. He actively served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois Board and Ministerial Alliance of Springfield and Vicinity. He has a heart to see our youth reach their maximum potential.

Pastor Newman has made a commitment to our community through his faith and volunteer efforts and is inspired by what God has in his future! He is the founding Pastor of Fresh Visions Community Church. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Mississippi Valley State University and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary.

He is married to the former Jacqueline L. Jones and is the proud father of four daughters: Candace, Aree, Joele and Jailin.

Jackie L. Newman

Our First Lady

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Jackie Newman has a strong passion for Christian Development with youth and women’s ministry with a desire to reach people where they are and help them move to where God desires them to be.

Jackie is extremely active in church ministry and various other ministries while actively serving on community, state, regional and national organizations that she views as her ‘mission fields’ and ‘assignments by God’. Jackie devotes service to the following:
  • Pastor Jerry Jones & The Fantastic Jones Family Gospel Ministry Group
  • Sisters United For Christ
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • President — IL National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • Housing Action Illinois, Board Member
  • Illinois Association of Housing Authorities, Board Member
  • Board Member – City of Springfield Citizens Efficiency Commission (CEC)
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Community Investment Advisory Council

Jackie received her formal education in Springfield earning a Bachelor of Arts in Management and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield and is currently completing her dissertation as she works towards the completion of a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Jackie is married to Roy Newman and with husband Roy, planted Fresh Visions Community Church (FVCC) on the north side of Springfield, IL in 2005.

Jackie is the proud mother of four daughters" Candace, Aree, Joele and Jailin; Grandmother of 3 – Morgan, Jayden and Journei.

Jackie serves as the Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority.