About Us

New Joy Church began with a group of people hungry to see God do a new thing in central Fresno. David and Michelle Manjarrez are leading New Joy with a deep desire to see people come into a significant relationship with God.


We had our first service October 19, 2014. Many members of New Joy Church were also members of Family Joy Community Church, where David Manjarrez was pastor from 1992-2011. New Joy is a church with a mission and a strategy to bring people into the presence of God and the power of His glory.

God opened the door to an amazing blessing by relocating our church to a wonderful facility in Clovis. It is our privilege to minister to Fresno and Clovis with the Word of God.  

New Joy Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God.


David & Michelle Manjarrez 

Lead Pastors

Rene Emilio Gomez

Worship/Youth Pastor

David and Michelle Manjarrez have been ministering in the Fresno/Clovis area for many years. He taught instrumental music for over 30 years in Fresno and Tulare counties.


David began his ministry as a worship leader and eventually expanded to teaching, preaching and counseling.  With his wife, Michelle, they have been very successful in family and personal counseling. Michelle has a heart for children and God has used her in youth ministry and has ministered to many women with love and effectiveness.


David and Michelle have been married for almost 47 years. They have 2 married daughters and 5 awesome grandchildren.

Rene Emilio felt God’s calling many years ago. He is a gifted musician and vocalist utilizing his talent in church and in the entertainment business. Rene has many years of experience in worship music and has been with New Joy Church for about 2 ½ years. He is a genuine instrument of praise to the glory of God. 


Rene loves leading worship here because there is no restriction on the Holy Spirit. When the Worship Team is playing and singing and the Spirit of God is moving, Rene has the freedom to allow the Spirit to direct the worship, which is how it should be. New Joy is blessed to have Rene lead worship, now and until the Lord comes back for his church.

God has broken the hearts of Steve & Jennifer for the men and women of New Joy Church. One night God woke up Steve at 3AM and lead him to Luke 15:1-7. From that day Steve knew that God had called him to reach men and lead them to a higher relationship with God. 

Jennifer has been serving Lord for over 15 years. While praying Jennifer asked God to guide her and shortly after she was led to the women's ministry. The Lord broke her heart for the women of New Joy and gave her a strong desire to lead them into a deeper relationship with the Lord. 

Steve & Jennifer Garcia,

Men's & Women's Ministries

Wayne & Paula Wittman

Community Outreach

Wayne and Paula have faithfully served a portion of the community that has faced hard times with love and compassion. Unfortunately because of current restrictions and health challenges our community outreach ministry is on hold until further notice. If you are in need of bread we are receiving some bread on a weekly basis. Come by New Joy Church Sunday morning to join our service and receive bread afterwards.