Pastor Craig Ponder came to New Salem in August of 2003 after his retirement from the United States Navy where he served 20 years as an aviation meteorologist . He is a 1983 graduate of David Crockett High School and has been preaching the Gospel since February 1989.
Pastor Ponder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry, a Masters degree in Christian Education as well as a Doctorate in Theology.
His wife, Tammy, is a 1984 graduate of David Crockett High and has faithfully served by his side since they were married on May 3, 1986. Here at NSBC, she is an integral part of every facet of our Children's Ministry.