Our Leaders

Bishop Haltiwanger is a faithful leadership genius in his personal life and in ministry. He is original in his uniqueness, yet known for his keen focus in the apostolic faith, equipping the saints to become great, effective and productive leaders for the Kingdom of God. His preaching dynamics are with authority, prophetic, worship, believing in a fervent prayer life and remaining faithful in doing what God has called or chosen to do He was born in Saluda County, SC, and was raised in Gilbert, SC. He developed a passion for Christ at the age of twelve, and has an extensive history in serving within ministry. He is an end of Teri retiree from the SCDOT where he was employed as a supervisor for over thirty-three years.

On April 24, 1994, Bishop Haltiwanger heeded to the call of God to preach the gospel, under the leadership of Bishop Theotis White of Zion Hopewell Full Gospel Family Worship Center, Gilbert SC. In January, 1996, he was ordained by the Mt. Hebron Progressive Association and in July, 1996, he accepted his first pastorate at Monetta Baptist Church, Monetta, SC. After much sought prayer and appointed direction from God, on November 25, 1997, Bishop Haltiwanger became the Official Founder and Senior Pastor of New Beginning Spirit-Filled Ministry, Johnston, SC. Under his leadership, the evidence of the five-fold ministry gifts manifested itself through his wife Patsy, and four spiritual sons. 

For further educational studies, Bishop Haltiwanger attended Clark Atlanta University of Georgia, and Theological School of Seminary, Columbia, SC. He was appointed and served as Overseer under The Lord’s Church Fellowship, Presiding Bishop Grant B. Williams. He was appointed and served as Bishop Elect under Kingdom Life Fellowship International. Overall, Bishop Haltiwanger has achieved and accomplished many things, but most of all, he is an honorarium of God’s Kingdom with a global vision.


Elder Patsy A. Haltiwanger is the wife of Bishop Clifford L. Haltiwanger and The Elect Lady of New Beginning Spirit-Filled Ministry. She is the mother of three children, Clifford Jr, Stephanie, and LaShonda. Born in Swansea, SC, was raised in Columbia, SC, she received her education in Richland County Schools, Midlands Technical College and USC. 

Her ministry dynamics are alongside of her husband. She serves as a Licensed Evangelist and Ordained Elder under the partner leadership of her husband and New Beginning Ministry. With over seventeen years of preaching God’s Word, God has anointed Elder Patsy to break barrier walls with women of all ages, particularly with those who are abused and emotionally wounded.

While embracing and engaging in several outreach ministries within local and out of state communities, The New Beginning Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, Back To School With Your Tools, and Stay Cool For The Summer was founded by Elder Patsy. She is also the founder of “WOE” Ministry (WOMEN OF ESSENCE). Elder Patsy is indeed an influential servant leader who is always yielding to The Lord’s direction for the next. God has allowed and privileged her to accomplished many assignments and is currently in the process of writing and publishing her first book.