Pastoral Staff at New Life Church

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Pastor Chris Foster is the Lead Pastor of New Life Church, an exciting congregation reaching out to the Lancaster area. Pastor Chris has been preaching the Gospel and seeing lives transformed by the power of God for over 18 years. He and his wife, Amy, met while they were at Central Bible College and together they pursue with passion the call that God has placed on their lives. Pastor Chris preaches with an enthusiastic, faith filled expectation that people’s lives will be changed. You will be inspired and blessed by his down to earth and straight forward style of ministry.

Amy Foster - Worship Pastor
Pastor Amy joined the New Life staff as Worship Pastor in January of 2005. She was raised in a pastor’s home and received the call into ministry at a very young age. She pursued the call of God to Central Bible College where she met her husband, Pastor Chris. They have been married since 1995 and adopted their son, Dominic, in 2009, and their daughter, Nevaeh, in 2013.  In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, the beach and spending time with her husband and children.

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Pastor Lou was installed as the Executive Pastor at New Life Church in July 2011. At a very early age he knew God had a plan for his life and served in ministry, he would later answer the call to go into full time ministry. He majored in Organizational Management at Nyack College in Nyack, New York and owned a successful business in the financial services industry. In pursuit of God’s will and calling he attended the New York District School of Ministry. He and his wife Louise married in 1997 and have three daughters Nicole, Adrianna and Addison. Pastor Lou is dedicated to sharing the message of salvation and teaching people to live spirit filled lives. He is passionate about promoting unity in the body of Christ and a hunger for the word of God in the lives of people. Pastor Lou enjoys golf, watching football, reading and spending time with his family.

/files/My Sample Gallery/Adults/General Website Pics/p wil  mary.jpgWil Canfijn - City Campus Pastor       

Pastor Wil and Mary joined New Life staff in June 2009 as our City Church Campus Pastor. Doors to New Life City Church opened in September of 2009 in the west side of Lancaster City and God is at work raising up a glorious congregation of believers under Pastor Wil's leadership. Previous to Lancaster, Wil pastored churches in Maine, Connecticut, and Washington DC, primarily working in areas that needed a new start or were beginning anew. Visit NLCC's website at

/files/My Sample Gallery/Adults/General Website Pics/bob and kell.jpgBob Bailey - Manheim Campus Pastor               

Pastor Bob is a preacher’s son who was born and raised in Ohio. He received the call of God on his life his senior year of high school and pursued his calling by attending Evangel University where he earned a degree in Biblical Studies in 1995. He served for 5 years in the US Marine Corps before joining the staff at New Life in 2010. He currently is working on his Master’s degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Bob and Kelly have been married since 1997. They have one daughter, Megan, two boys, Devon and Dylan, and two dogs, Rocky and Max. He is a sports fan, particularly football, and loves to be active. He has been a lifelong Ohio State Buckeyes and Dallas Cowboys fan! He enjoys spending time with his family, competing in any sport, and seeing lives grow in the Lord.

/files/My Sample Gallery/Adults/General Website Pics/pastor moses_Resized_300x353.jpgMoses Baker - Pastoral Care Pastor 

Pastor Moses was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada.  In 1959 while living in Toronto, Ontario he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior.  A short time later he was baptized in the Holy Spirit, and a few months later God called him to preach the Gospel. In 1965 he graduated from Zion Bible College and later that year he became a Youth Pastor in Hartland, NB Canada.  In 1968, he, along with his wife, Donna, and baby daughter, Julie, moved to Farmington, Maine where he became the Pastor of Farmington Assembly of God. For the next 22 years he pastored churches in Maine and New Hampshire. In 1990 he moved to Sidney, New York to pastor Sidney Assembly of God.  Eight years later he moved to Bath, New York to pastor Bethel Assembly of God where he was still pastoring when he semi-retired in October 2006. In January 2007 he joined the pastoral staff at New Life Church. The Bakers have 3 married children and 5 grandchildren.

/files/My Sample Gallery/Adults/General Website Pics/pastor jon_Resized_300x376.jpgJon Kelly - Youth Pastor                            

Pastor Jon has been the student ministries pastor at New Life Church since August of 2007. He and his wife, Megan, moved here from Warren, Ohio where they both served as adult leaders for the youth ministry. Pastor Jon was a golf course superintendent who felt the call of God to go into full time ministry. After pursing his degree in Church Leadership through Southeastern University, he followed God’s calling to Lancaster. He loves to preach and teach the Word of truth, has a passion for helping teenagers grow in their relationship with God, and loves helping teens discover their God-given gifts and talents. He also enjoys playing the guitar, golfing, spending time with his wife, Megan, his dogs, Riley and Gracie, and watching Nacho Libre.


/files/My Sample Gallery/Adults/General Website Pics/Pastor Brett resized.jpgBrett Zeiler - Children's Pastor

Pastor Brett joined the New Life staff in January of 2009, following the call that God has placed on his life to work with children and families. He is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College with a degree in Theology. His wife, Rebekah, is a registered nurse working in emergency medicine. Pastor Brett has a passion for laying a strong spiritual and biblical foundation in the lives of children that will last throughout their lives. In his spare time he enjoys reading, gardening, painting, riding motorcycle, and spending time with his wife and two awesome kids (Nadia & Josiah).