Pastor Jamel Crawford
Pastor Jamel and Melissa have served as Pastors of New Life Center for several years. They have two young boys and a girl. 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 was 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.
New Life Center
In August 1971 while in prayer the Lord called Helen Martin to begin the New Life Center outreach. This vision was shared with members of the prayer group and after several months of prayer and looking at properties, a large house was purchased at 1079 23rd Street. There was no money available at the time the offer to buy was signed but the Lord provided over $6,000.00 before the possession date and made a loan available at 6% interest. God’s blessing was on the New Life Center from the beginning. In the midst of plastering and painting, people were coming to the New Life Center and experiencing salvation. The coffeehouse opened on January 8, 1972 and since that date the ministry has expanded. New Life Center has been in existence and has made an impact in the community for years. On February 3, 2013, Jamel and Melissa were installed as Pastors of New Life Center.
Honor God, Love People, and Share Hope
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. Matthew 22.
16 Fundamental Truths
As an Assemblies of God congregation, we adhere to the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God. They are non-negotiable tenets of faith. Learn More
-Meet our Staff-
Carl Breeding
Property Manager
NLC Board Member
515-288-3353 ext.102
Carol Breeding
Daycare Director
Corey Thomas
DSM Dream Center Director
515-288-3353 ext.105
Tami Thomas
DSM Dream Center Director
Christian Hines
Kid’s Pastor
515-288-3353 ext.103
Catalina Matias
Office Administrator
515-288-3353 ext.100