The Place Where You Belong!

Shamar Lewis, Senior Pastor and Founder

Pastor Shamar Lewis, affectionately known as Pastor Mar, was born and raised in the Bay Area (Northern California). He has a heart to love people back to spiritual health, while at the same time reaching those who have never accepted Jesus Christ into their lives. Pastor Mar was licensed and ordained in the church where he grew up. and holds an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University. He has an affinity to love people regardless of where life may have them, and knows that God has called him to bring the Gospel to the diverse region in which he was brought up. There are many churches in the cities that make up the greater Bay Area, however Pastor Mar has been led specifically to the city of Vallejo to bring Holistic transformation and a FRESH START! As Fresh Start grows we envision being able to expand our impact beyond the local city and into the nation and ultimately making a global sharing the love of Christ. You can connect with Pastor Mar on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @pastormar_707 to follow his journey as a husband, father and pastor. If you are interested in scheduling Pastor Lewis for your event please send a communication to his team at




Vanika Lewis, Leading Lady

Vanika Lewis, affectionately known as Lady V, serves along side her husband Pastor Lewis as the Leading Lady of Fresh Start Church. Lady Lewis was raised in the Bay Area (Northern, CA) after being born into a blended and biracial family. The dynamics of her family taught her at an early age to love the diversity of her community and interact with those she encounters from various cultures and walks of life, and has served as a foundational principal in her Healthcare Career. Her personal life testimony of overcoming the struggles of teen parenting drives her passion for loving on single mothers and embracing the Women that she touches on a regular basis. As Lady Lewis continues in her Christian walk and follows her passion for impacting the lives of women she is hoping to not only be a beacon of light to those she encounters, but a ray of encouragement to all seeking to have a deeper relationship with Christ. You can connect with Lady V on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @ladyv_lewis to follow her journey. If you are interested in having Lady V as a guest speaker for your event please contact her at