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Our Mission: New Life Center as a church purpose to simply “Love God and Love People”. We get that mission from the Bible in Matthew 22 where it says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” We realize that Christ has made it so simple for us. But although it sounds so easy, we realize there needs to be a community around to support the life journey that we are on to follow Christ’s words in this world.


Our Vision: New Life Center is a place where lives are transformed as we REACH people and CONNECT with them as we GROW in our faith through loving God so we can use our GOD-given talents to SERVE while loving people unconditionally.


Loving God = CONNECT & GROW

Loving People = REACH & SERVE




Pastoral Team:

Our pastoral team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Jamel Crawford, Lead Pastor

Pastor Jamel and Melissa have served as Pastors of New Life Center for several years. They have two young boys.  Pastor Jamel grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Melissa was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Before pastoring at New Life Center, Jamel served as Executive Director of the John R. Grubb YMCA and is currently an assistant coach for Boys Basketball at Des Moines Roosevelt High School.  Melissa currently works for the State of Iowa.  They are delighted to be here and look forward to what God is going to do at New Life Center.










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