New Life City, a Spirit-filled, non-denominational church, began in October of 2000. The core group initially formed through the blending of members from a Southern Baptist church and a Vineyard church. Under the direction and vision of Pastor Alan Hawkins, the church was united in a love for God, a passion for His presence, and a high value for solid Biblical teaching and corporate worship. As the church has grown and people from a variety of denominational and non-denominational backgrounds have made it their home, New Life City has come to be known as a house of worship where the Holy Spirit has freedom to move and people are allowed to heal, grow, and thrive in the Kingdom of God.
Our doctrinal beliefs are aligned with the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. We are a Word and Spirit church, meaning we are a Bible-teaching fellowship that welcomes and experiences the gifts of the Spirit as a part of our church life. We participate in these gifts, believing they are fully active in this day and age and that God uses them to establish His Kingdom on earth. We celebrate new creation, New Covenant life with gratitude to Jesus for His atoning death and life-giving resurrection.
Multiple meanings are implicit in the name New Life City. We do not think of the church as a building, but rather a community of believers walking in the New Jerusalem, a city whose builder and maker is God. We believe God is building us into a habitation for Himself as we live and grow in the new life He’s resurrected us to.
New Life City does not observe formal membership. Newcomers become part of our family simply through faithful attendance, involvement, and giving. People wishing to serve in leadership are asked to complete some basic ministry training requirements and courses that the church provides.
We are a pastor-led church. The pastoral staff makes decisions concerning the vision of the church and its daily operations. Our pastoral staff is overseen by elders within the church, and Pastor Alan has submitted himself to three overseers who are all pastors outside of our fellowship.
We have wonderful children and youth ministries where our young people are valued, empowered, and taught who they are as children of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. We have numerous Life Groups that meet throughout the week in various parts of the city. We also have a variety of worship arts groups, Theophostic ministry, monthly Spare Not Food Pantry, community outreach events, and mission trips and conferences throughout the year.