Pastors Jamie and Rachel Havens, after receiving their calling, positioned themselves to enter full-time ministry in 1989. Both Jamie and Rachel attended and earned degrees from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jamie earned his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Studies, while Rachel received a One-Year Bible Certificate. She later continued her education for credentialing through Global University. Jamie was ordained with the Assemblies of God, USA in 1997. Rachel received her ordination with the Assemblies of God in 2007.
They entered full-time pastoral ministry in 1995 and have pastored in Minnesota and Illinois. After numerous missions trips and a desire to spread the Gospel throughout the nations of the world, they founded New Beginnings International Ministries in the Fall of 2007, where Jamie serves as President.
Jamie and Rachel have two sons, Blake and Michael.