We affirm the Bible as the inspired Word of God, the basis for our belief. It
is the written Word and Christ is the living Word. We subscribe to the doctrinal
statement of THE BAPTIST FAITH AND MESSAGE as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention
in June 2000.
Purpose and Mission
EVANGELISM - Share the good news of Jesus Christ with unbelievers. (Acts 1:8)
WORSHIP - Provide meaningful corporate worship and to encourage private and personal
worship. (Psalm 95:6-7) (John 4:24)
DISCIPLESHIP - Lead church members to participate in personal and family growth experiences,
provide study and growth opportunities. (Matthew 28:19-20)
FELLOWSHIP - (1) Unify the church, (2) advance our spiritual lives, (3) abound in
Christian love, (4) strengthen relationships.
MINISTRY - Meet physical and human needs for the sake of the needs and as an opportunity
to present the gospel. (Matthew 25:31-46)
New Life Baptist Church moved into its new 24,000 square foot facility located
at 10765 Samples Road on January 4, 2009. God blessed NLBC by providing the facility
without the church body incurring any debt. New Life Baptist Church is still located
in a growing, rural setting and offers a small church family feeling with relevant
and vital programs.
1981 Seventy-seven members formed a Mission called First Baptist Church Wakefield
1982 it was renamed New Life Baptist Church and Bro. Sedric Wesson was called as
the first pastor.
1983 Bro. Les Aldridge was called as pastor were he served for 10 years.
1987 A new church building was built on Kruse Loop with volunteer labor.
1994 Bro. Michael Overton was called as pastor and served until 2005.
I2005 Bro. David Mason was called as pastor and served until 2008.