Welcome to New Life Church. It has been my privilege to pastor this wonderful family of friends since 1998. If you are looking for a home to learn, grow and serve then look no further; New Life is the place for you.
 It is our greatest desire to see our community and surrounding 
area come to know and serve Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I get to come alongside a wonderful team of great leaders of men and women who want to reach our kids, youth and families in this ever changing 21st century. Come join our Family and watch God do awesome things in your life. See you soon and 
God Bless. 
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My name is John Deal. I am currently serving as the Youth Pastor here at New Life Church in Blackshear, GA. I have been serving in youth ministry for over 10 years. I’m a very blessed man! God has given me a loving wife, Valerie and two amazing children, Baylee and Docker. My wife Valerie and I love teenagers and we love to see God move in their life. Every week we come with a new level of expectation to see God move on them, in them and thru them. In our youth ministry we want to show them how much God cares and loves them. If you have any questions, you can contact us via email
My name is Kevin Parten. I am extremely honored to serve as the Children’s Pastor here at New Life Church. I also serve as the commander of the AWANA children’s ministry on Wednesday nights. My wife, Stormy, and I have made New Life Church our home, and we both have a passion to see lives drawn closer to Jesus Christ. I have over 25 years of ministry experience and Stormy has over 23 years of teaching special education in the public school system, through these years, we both believe that the Lord has equipped us for this special season in our lives. I attended Liberty University Bachelor of Religious Studies Program and later became an ordained minister of the gospel. Stormy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of West Georgia. Together, we will utilize everything the Lord has given us to ensure that every child is ministered to and is exposed to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to disciple every child to a higher level of spiritual growth and to prepare them for the next stage of development, the youth group. Feel free to contact me at anytime, and we look forward to serving you at New Life Church!
My driving passion as New Life Family Care Pastor, as well as an ordained Assembly of God Minister, is to see people develop a relationship of loving God, loving His Word, and loving others. I am committed to assisting New Life Church in REACHING UP! REACHING IN! & REACHING OUT! Since receiving my education at Lee University, I have obtained over forty years of progressive ministerial experience in pastoral and administrative leadership including 28 years of pastoring, and 13 years of serving in truck stop ministries and evangelizing. My philosophy of ministry is found in Luke 4:18-19.
With a degree in Education, and Christian Education, Debra esteems teaching, training others, writing, and discipling. We have an awesome daughter who resides in Washington State with her beloved husband, as well as countless spiritual children across the nation.
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