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In the News

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 9:17 AM Comments comments (3)

Always a strange feeling when you see your name in print. And then to have a picture (a bad one at that) along side is quite humbling. Today the Altoona Mirror did a brief bio of the new pastor in town (just so happens to be me). They did a good job of representing who I am but they left out so much more. But then again how much can really be put into a newspaper article.

Here is the link to the page on their website.

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Easter 2010

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM Comments comments (0)

WOW! What an incredible two weeks that just went by. New Life you never cease to amaze me. I am so glad to be a part of what God is doing through this church.

Our Eggsteme Egg Hunt was just that. With over 500 kids and adults showing up the New Life team did a phenominal job of ministery.

We expanded our Living Lords Supper to include a Saturday evening and Sunday performance. Renee did such an awesome job (as usuall) putting the whole drama together. Thank...

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India Trip

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 5:16 PM Comments comments (0)

In Just 3 days I will be on my way (along with 11 other pastors) to Jaipur India. I am so looking forward to this trip and the experiences and opportunities that await me. Thank you New Life family for making this all possible and for the gift I will be sharing with the local church who is just getting started.

I hope to report back here each day with updates and possibly even some pictures.

Please keep me and the team in your prayers as we travel (30 hours...

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Prayer & Fasting 2010

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Today is day #5 of our 21 days of prayer and fasting. Today the myself along with the church leadership board are taking the entire day to pray and fast for New Life. God has richly blessed our church in so many ways. With those blessings come added responsibilities and challenges. We are seeking the Lord for his guidance and direction as we move forward into 2010.

Please join us as we pray for God's will about building on to our existing building or whether we need to reloc...

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MinistrieSummit Ordination Sermon

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 8:22 PM Comments comments (0)

Aristotle said, “The mind thinks in pictures.” And we know that the

postmodern mind of the 21st century is strongly influenced by a

tsunami of visual media. Given that reality, we want to focus on four

images Jesus connected with ministry.

The first face of leadership is SHEPHERD — our CALLING.

Jesus used this metaphor in John 10. Our pastoral leadership

should foster a nurturing environment rather than a bureaucratic


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Posted on January 15, 2009 at 7:07 PM Comments comments (0)

Missed the last couple of days. So let's get caught up.

Tuesday was a blessed day. It ended with a wonderful meeting with the board, as we discussed the future for New Life.

Wednesday - Breakfast was a slice of Ezekiel toast with organic peanut butter.

                      Lunch was a wonderful salad with oven baked fries on top.


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Posted on January 12, 2009 at 5:34 PM Comments comments (3)

Day 2 of the Daniel Fast. 

Breakfast: Banana, brown rice cake and mint flavored water.

Lunch: Garbonzo bean soup (YUMO!), water. 

Dinner: Oven baked fry's, cooked spinach in onion and garlic, 1 slice Ezekiel sprout bread, mango juice.

It is such a blessing to know that the Lord is constantly leading and guiding us. I am making it a priority during this fast to pray for a great harvest of souls for the Kingdom. I am prayin...

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Daniel Fast

Posted on January 11, 2009 at 7:13 PM Comments comments (4)

Today is the start of our 21 day Daniel Fast. As the Lord leads you, join with us in seeking the Lord and praying for His leading in our lives and our church.

Although the snowy roads kept some from being able to be at church this morning, we had a wonderful time in the presence of the Lord. I am truly grateful to each of you who put so much into making our service great.


Posted on January 1, 2009 at 11:33 PM Comments comments (1)

Happy New Year to all of my church family. May God's richest blessings be yours this year.

Be sure to join us Jan. 11 - 31 in our Daniel Fast.

I am truly looking forward to what the Lord has in store for New Life in 2009!

New Web Address

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM Comments comments (1)
Effective Thursday, December 18th our churches web site will have it's own domain name. We are going from to Please start using this new address and pass it on to all your friends.