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Shawn & Lanessa Amburgey - Lead Pastors

amburgey familyemail: pshawn@nbfla.org

Shawn and Lanessa both originate from Alamogordo, NM where they were high school sweethearts before marrying in 1998.  They have two girls: Traeh and Kaidance.  Shawn and Lanessa were both involved in ministry as youth, a passion that has evolved through the years.  After moving to Albuquerque, they traveled throughout New Mexico and Texas for a year doing evangelism. 

They took their first youth pastorate in Hobbs in November of 1999, staying for a year and a half.  During that time, God grew their original group of seven students to forty.

Moving back to Albuquerque in 2001, they pastored youth in Rio Rancho until 2008.  In December of 2008, God called them to Los Alamos where they are continuing to put into practice their passion for worship and for people.  (Plus, the parsonage is the perfect place for Shawn to practice the drums without neighbors complaining.)  Their desire is for all people to discover the destiny that God has for them. 



Gwen King
- Children's Director

King familyGwen was raised in Tucumcari, New Mexico and was the children's pastor in nearby Alamogordo from 1987–1997.   In addition to directing musicals and developing a Saturday outreach ministry, Gwen saw her ministry grow to almost 200 kids.  Gwen and her husband, JK, moved to Albuquerque in 1998.

Gwen jumped back into being a children's pastor in Rio Rancho from 1999 to 2001, after which she took a break to help with the family business.  In 2003, she once again became a children's pastor for a group that also grew to about 200 children; she continued pastoring there until 2008. 

She is currently splitting her time between living in Albuquerque and Los Alamos, where she has been the children's pastor for New Beginnings since December 2008.  Although being close to her grandchildren, Traeh and Kaidance, is a bonus, her main desire is to minister to kids weekly at their level (and we’re not talking about her height). 


Kevin & Crystal Miller - Taos Campus Pastor

King family

Kevin and Crystal met in college. After they married, they moved to Las Vegas, NV where they began serving in children's ministry at Canyon Ridge Church. Their son Aedin was born there. They moved to Los Angeles, California where they continued to be active in ministry and where their daughter Skyelar was born. Another move found them in Atlanta, GA where they ran the children's ministry at Christian City Church and where they were blessed with their son, Lief.

God led them to move to Los Alamos, NM and to New Beginnings Fellowship in 2010. Kevin spent time as an associate pastor in charge of youth ministry before becoming the campus pastor at the Taos campus in 2015.