With an electrical engineering degree and a fashion merchandising degree, full-time ministry wasn’t what Pastors Bryan and Rhonda Matthews planned to do with their lives, but God had other plans! After being filled with the Holy Spirit in the 80s, they both began serving as volunteer youth pastors, and in February 12, 1995 they started JAM Ministries, which later became New Life Church.
Pastor Bryan has used his engineering skills to oversee all of New Life’s building projects. He also is majorly involved in the church’s mission program to Kenya. He is the key visionary and primary Bible teacher at New Life Church. Pastor Rhonda has played a key role in worship, prayer, and young adult ministry. She wrote Prayer, A Holy Occupation in 2013 and is in the process of founding a School of the Spirit in Aruba. Together, they have one son and one daughter-in-love, Carter and Elizabeth Ann Matthews.
Pastors Phillip and Amy Maxwell have been with New Life from the beginning. Called to work alongside Pastors Bryan and Rhonda, they have been an integral part of the church and its ministries.
Pastor Phillip oversees the church’s staff and is one of the church’s primary Bible teachers. He also is involved in the oversight of churches in Kenya. Pastor Amy is the church’s key administrator. She also leads the marketing team at New Life. Together, they have one daughter, Harlee Rae Maxwell.
Pastor Eli and his wife, Tracey, serve New Life Church and the community with great passion, excellence and love. They pastor the Student Ministries here at New Life, and Pastor Eli also contributes greatly to New Life’s Worship Ministry. He brings experience and a heart to serve to both of these ministries. Pastor Tracey’s heartbeat for this generation is to see them healed and whole. They know that this will only come by a relationship with Christ and the working of His Spirit. Pastor Eli and Tracey are both committed to seeing this generation of students share the message of Christ with genuine faith and a steadfast understanding of their identity in Him.
Pastor Terry and his wife, Susan, oversee our highly proactive Generations ministry and multiple of our international missions including Belize, Peru, and Philippines. In conjunction to this, Pastor Terry serves as a counselor on the New Life staff and together they coordinate the Benevolence ministry and Pastoral Care. They minister healing to the hearts of many through their passion to see people encounter the Heart of the Father towards them.
Pastors Anthony and Faith Dixon – Children’s Pastors
Pastor Anthony and Faith oversee our Kids ministry here at New Life Church, covering ages 6 – 11 yrs of age. They are sure to create and incorporate engaging and vibrant curriculum for the 1st – 5th graders. They interact with great passion and it is their hope to see the hearts of the young ones fully devoted to God and to raise up a generation who knows that they can trust in their Heavenly Father throughout their lives.