“Let's do this together! I’m a thirty-something husband, and parent of a growing family. I’m convinced more than ever that God can use normal people like us to do extraordinary things in our communities, and in our homes.”     - Joe Bevelacqua, Lead Pastor at New Chapel.

The Bevelacqua's Story

...Committed to God’s best.

In a small town north of Grand Rapids, Joe Bevelacqua was swept into a thriving ministry, which at its peak exceeded the population of the city it served. Mesmerized by the potential God could achieve in willing people, Joe accepted the call to enter full-time ministry and eventually plant a life-giving church.

...Passionate about family.

With a unique mix of family backgrounds (especially Pastor Joe's [loud] Italian family), The Bevelacqua's knew they would one day begin a family of their own. The couple have three sons - Aurelio, Jack, and Roe - who are their pride and joy.

...Focused on reaching people.

In 2013, Pastor Joe and Kiah Bevelacqua planted New Chapel: A church focused to reach the un churched, de-churched, and the far from God in the Grand Rapids Metro. Today,  with over 14 years in vocational ministry,  The Bevelacqua's have never been more committed to introducing people to the real and vibrant relationship available with God through Jesus. 


The Bevelacqua's ministry - which is marked by an energetic, bright, & bold stylefocuses on the life-giving message of Jesus Christ.