New Life Baptist Church seeks to make disciples for our Lord Jesus Christ through worship, Bible study, and evangelistic service. We were launched in September of 1993 with the purpose of fulfilling Jesus' commission and sharing His love. Through the grace and provision of the Father we are still working to make disciples today. Our vision for ministry can be briefly summed up in three words--worship, grow, serve--because that is the life to which we are called as Jesus' disciples. Every ministry at New Life is geared toward fulfilling one aspect of that calling and our desire is that every member develops as a disciple by participating in each of the three areas of the church's ministry.
Our primary worship service is on Sunday mornings at 10:15. Worship is essential in the life of every believer. The church seeks to stimulate believers toward spiritual growth through small and large group Bible studies along with opportunities for mutual encouragement. We work to promote growth not only among adults, but among children and youth as well with Sunday School, TeamKID, Youth Out Loud, and Vacation Bible School. In addition, there are numerous opportunities both to further the ministries of the church and to proclaim the love of Christ to the community at large. Come worship, grow, and serve with us!
Meet our Senior Pastor
Dr. Scott Kallem
It is a privilege to share with you a little about myself.
Home: Ankeny, Iowa
Education: Southwest Baptist University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Wife: Married Stacey on July 24, 1993
Children: Shelby, Sydney, and Seth
States lived in: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, & Wisconsin
Favorite Food: Beef, Chicken, & Fish
Favorite Dessert: Homemade Apple Pie
Favorite Beverage: Fruit juice & Pepsi
Favorite Teams: Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys, Iowa Hawkeyes, & Greencastle Tiger Cubs
Favorite Bible Verse: John 10:10
God has used several different ministry opportunities in equipping me to serve Him. These include youth ministry, summer camps, interim roles, and pastoral positions, which have placed me in a variety of settings. Alongside ministry roles, educational achievements have been met as well.
My heart for ministry is truly centered on lifestyle evangelism. As pastor, my goal is to provide an atmosphere where evangelism is encouraged and modeled. Evangelism does not conflict with discipleship but rather gives discipleship fuel and drive to produce more disciples that reproduce disciples.
That is a little about me. I look forward to getting to know you and how God is working in your life.