New Beginnings
             Baptist Church

"My wife and I consider it a great privilege to be a par of
New Beginnings Baptist Church"

  • Hi name is
  • Pastor Al Roose

    I am thrilled to serve as the Pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church, in Creston, IL . God called us to Creston, IL in 2008, after being a church planter for more than 20 years. I am a 1988 graduate of Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Fl, where I graduated with honors. While attending College I was involved in the bus ministry as a bus captain and a Pastoral  Assistant.

    I  accepted Christ as my Saviour on September 16, 1979, and He gave me a life worth living. My life is devoted to serving the God who cared enough to save this sinner and bring him into the family of God. 

    We are excited to be involved in the work here at NBBC and look forward to what God is going to do in our future. The Bible tells us in John 12:32 "And if I, be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me."

    While you are in the area we would be honored if you would visit us.  I can honestly say that the family of New Beginnings will make you feel like you are at home. Creston is a small town right off of  Route 38 between Malta and Rochelle, IL. If you turn at the  car wash on the corner of Grove & 38 we will be about a half of a block on your right side.  

    Pull in the parking lot and come right on in and "Welcome Home!"

Marriage and Family

Al met his wife at Kmart, which was appropriate, because he would eventually propose to her at a McDonald's. If you believe in soul mates, Al and Linda were made for each other. She was the only one for him, literally. She’s the only girl he ever dated.  Four years into their marriage, Bethany was born and four years later along came Brian.  It was at Brian's dedication service on September 16, 1979 that he accepted Christ as his Savior. Al and Linda determined early that their children would attend Christian schools.  Though it meant rental property and old cars, both children graduated with  Bachelor degrees from Crown College in Powell, TN. 


Born a few centuries too late to be involved in the era of devoted theologians and fiery evangelist, Pastor Roose has dedicated himself to the preaching, practice and preservation of the Bible. He looks back on the examples of yesterday to gain insight for today's ministries.  The heroes of his faith include: the Apostle Paul and C.H. Spurgeon.  His most valuable possession is a first edition copy of  "In His Steps" written by Charles Sheldon.  It was this book that challenged him to live constantly examining Christ-like behavior versus his own daily life.  Al has spent 20 years starting churches in several different states. In September of 2008 God called him to serve as the pastor of  New Beginnings Baptist in Creston, IL.  


Pastor Roose can be summarized in the word "loyal."  An unassuming, lumberjack of a man he desires to serve the Lord and help others reach their service potential.  His greatest regret is that he was saved so late in life.  He respects honesty and hard work; the same things he expects of himself.

Likes and Dislikes

Pastor Roose likes spending time with his wife and his grandchildren. His wife keeps him young, but his grandkids remind him that every day he is a little bit older.  His hobbies include classic cars, the collection of antique books and fishing. Although he enjoys most foods he does not like anything lemon.   
Linda's hobbies are her grandchildren, gardening and painting. 

In His Own Words

"I can't wait to see my grandchildren graduate from a Christian college."

"I want to officiate at my granddaughter’s marriage."

"My biggest fear is that my grandchildren will not be saved"