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.