Our church was founded by our senior pastors, Alex and Lisa Mendoza, in 1996. With a history of planting churches and a passion to see people connect with the love of God, they left their home in Illinois and headed west with a plan to start again in Salem, OR. 
Pastor Alex stayed connected with a local church in the Portland area and once things were in place he and his family moved to Salem to launch what is now Salem New Beginnings. Pastor Alex continues to have a passion for preaching, prayer, and creating a supernatural atmosphere where people can freely connect with God. 
We continue to be a place where everyone is welcome no matter your age or life story!