Chris Foster - Lead Pastor
Pastor Chris Foster is the Lead Pastor of New Life, an exciting congregation reaching out to the Lancaster area. He 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 place 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 - Associate Pastor | Women's Ministry
Pastor Amy joined the New Life staff 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, Chris. They have been married since 1995 and have three adopted children; Dominic, Nevaeh, and Aidan. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, the beach, and spending time with her husband and children.
Lou Pagano - Executive Pastor
Pastor Lou was installed as the Executive Pastor at New Life in July of 2011. At a very early age, he knew God had a plan for his life and he 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 were married in 1997 and they 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. He enjoys golf, watching football, reading, and spending time with his family.
Wil Canfijn - Associate Pastor | City Campus
Pastor Wil joined the New Life staff in June of 2009 as our City Campus Pastor. Doors to the City Campus 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 his leadership. Previous to Lancaster, he pastored churches in Maine, Connecticut, and Washington D.C., primarily working in areas that needed a new start or were beginning anew.
Rick Steimling - Associate Pastor | Manheim Campus
Pastor Rick joined the staff at New Life as the Manheim Campus Pastor in June of 2015. He has been an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God since 2002 and has served as Children's Pastor, Youth Pastor, Church Planter, and Lead Pastor. Pastor Rick's desire is for people to grow in their relationship with Jesus and live the kind of "everyday life" God wants them to live. He enjoys reading, exercise, music, and most of all, spending time with his wife Crystal and children, Sarah and Matthew.
Moses Baker - Associate Pastor | Pastoral Care
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 and his family 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 of 2006. In January of 2007, he joined the pastoral staff at New Life. The Bakers have three married children and five grandchildren.
James Brunetto - Associate Pastor | Facilities
While attending New York Institute of Technology, Pastor James got the call into ministry. He transferred from his home state of New York to Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He devoted those four years to preparing for ministry and also met his wife, Julie. Pastor James and Julie were married in 1994 and served several churches throughout New Jersey, Boston and Philadelphia area before settling in Lancaster to raise their three daughters; Jessica, Kimberly, and Christina. James and his family have been pastoring in Lancaster County since 2001 and came on staff at New Life in 2015.
Megan Kelly - Worship Pastor
Pastor Megan has been at New Life serving alongside her husband, Pastor Jon since 2007. They are both originally from Warren, Ohio where they met in junior high and have been together ever since. She has her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology and worked as a speech pathologist for ten years before pursuing the call to worship ministry. She has been on staff as the Worship Pastor at New Life since 2013 and received her credentials as a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God in 2014. She enjoys running, shopping, reading, and spending time with her two dogs, Riley and Gracie.
Jon Kelly - Media Pastor
Pastor Jon has been at New Life since August of 2007. He and his wife, Megan, moved here from Warren, Ohio where they were both very active in the local church. He 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 others grow in their relationship with God, and loves helping others discover their God-given gifts and talents. He also enjoys playing the guitar, golfing, fixing things, spending time with his wife, and his two dogs, Riley and Gracie.
Justin Burns - Youth Pastor
Pastor Justin joined the staff at New Life as the Youth Pastor in June of 2015. From a young age, Justin felt the call of God on his life, and it was his senior year in college when God really spoke and convicted him about pursing that call to full time ministry. He has taken Church Leadership classes through Southeastern University and recently received his credentials as a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God in 2015. He has a passion for the youth and loves to see how God works through their lives, transforms them, and loves working with people. He enjoys hunting, camping, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Amber, and their three children; Eli, Noah, and Abigail.
Brett 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 and Josiah.