Our Story

Our Story

In 1986, twenty-one year old Mark Jobe met with eighteen people of a small congregation on the Southwest side of Chicago. They dreamed of starting a church that could help people from all walks of life encounter God in a real way. With new vision and fresh energy, they reorganized and called themselves. “New Life Community Church”.

Our Vision

Our Vision

We want to be a family of love who cooperates with God in making fully devoted, fruitful followers of Christ. Our mission is to reach and teach 30,000 people throughout Chicago-land through life-giving communities of faith that serve as transformation centers to the neighborhoods where they are located. Our goal is to be all over the city for the good of the city.

Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Who We Are

Who We Are

New Life is a Non-Denominational Christian Church leading people to God and helping change the neighborhoods where we live. To better serve our city, we have opted to gather in multiple communities. We currently meet in over 20 Chicago-land locations. Approximately 7000 people call New Life their spiritual home.

Pastor Mark Jobe
Lead Pastor

Our Pastors

Meet our team and find a New Life near you.

I have the great privilege of leading an incredibly gifted and committed team of pastoral couples. These couples serve as one team with one vision but distributed throughout many communities in Chicagoland. As you get to know these leaders you will be touched by their love, passion, vision and desire to make a difference.

They are truly an amazing team. For your convenience we have provided a brief bio and contact information for each pastor on this page.

Joshua and Gina Sherif Pastor
Albany Park
Juan Carlos and Elly Callan Pastor
Albany Park
Gerald and Doreen Smith Pastor
Austin-Oak Park
Joshua and Nancy Holec Pastor
Berwyn
Chuy and Norma Garcia Pastor
Blue Island
Luke and Melissa Dudenhofer Pastor
Bridgeport
Eduardo and Lupita Huerta Pastor
Brighton Park
Rick and Nora Tatina Pastor
Brookfield
Juan and Rosa Sanchez Pastor
Cicero
Samuel y Violeta Sotelo Pastor
Cicero
John and Christine Palmieri Pastor
Elgin
Daniel and Diann Gute Pastor
Hobart
John and Bethany LaTorre Pastor
Humboldt Park
Bobby Moss Pastor
Lincoln Park
Chris and Krista Ophus Pastor
Little Village Karlov
Paco and Sylvia Amador Pastor
Little Village Lawndale
Danny and Cyrene Lopez Pastor
Logan Square
Henry and Val Hernandez Pastor
Melrose Park
Tony y Laura Nuñez Pastor
Melrose Park
Mark and Dee Jobe Pastor
Midway
George and Margie Sosa Pastor
Midway
Mike and Debbie Berry Pastor
Midway
Tony Wasso Pastoral Care
Midway
Joshua and Nancy Holec Pastor
Mont Clare
Javier y Karina Villa Pastor
Mont Clare
Kyle and Colleen Gennicks Pastor
Montgomery
Andrew and Allison Bierlein Pastor
Oak Forest
Don and Rae Kauffman Pastor
Oak Lawn
Asa and Elizabeth App Pastor
Portage Park
Tom and Traci Fitzmaurice Pastor
Portage Park
Javier y Karina Villa Pastor
Portage Park
Dwayne and Ceci Eslick Pastor
Rogers Park
Chadwick and Brook Bacon Pastor
West Lakeview