Philip Thomas
Lead Pastor

Pastor Philip has been preaching and teaching the word of God for more than 30 years in various settings. His teaching topics include marriage, parenting, money management, understanding worldviews and culture, small group ministry, worship ministry, and building the local church. He preaches through the scriptures focusing on the practical application of Biblical principles and personal discipleship. Pastor Philip is currently pursuing a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Christian Leadership at Liberty University. 

Josh White
Worship Pastor

Pastor Josh has been in vocational ministry for over 30 years. He has served in music ministry, children's and youth ministry, family ministry, and as lead pastor. He also serves as a chaplain in the United States Army, currently holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Over the last 15 years, he has served in two overseas deployments (Afghanistan and Kuwait) and in three states (SC, TX, and NC). He currently serves with US Army Central Command as the commander of the 136th CH DET in the NC Army National Guard. Pastor Josh is married to Marilyn (28+ years) and has three children; Jesse, Ruthie, and Mikey (all going into various forms of ministry themselves). He has been involved in music ministry since childhood and loves helping people learn to worship Yahweh with their whole lives!

Ryan Houchens
AV & Worship Leader

Ryan grew up in Southern California, moved to the Midwest, spent a few years in Oregon, and finally made it out to North Carolina. He has been a worship leader, music director, and involved in tech and sound for 15+ years at various churches. He has also been active in various ministries, including prison ministry and reaching kids through free concerts and events. Ryan has three children: Liam, Aidan, and Liana. 

Ministry Leaders & Coordinators

Pastor Philip Thomas, Pastor Art Webb, Carolyn Webb, Mike Lanier, and John Peter Nagavelu serve on the church board. Bridget Henry serves as the Director of the school, New Life Christian Academy. Carolyn Webb serves as the Director of the daycare, New Life Child Development Center

Jejee Thomas leads the Daily Bible Reading Group and coordinates several activities at the church. John Peter Nagavelu leads the Men's Fellowship meetings. Manju Jacob leads the Women's Prayer meetings. Hannah Albert leads the Nursery & Sunday School ministry. Zac Jacob coordinates social activities, including Family Night and Game Night.