About Us

The mission of New Life is to reach, connect, and disciple people toward Jesus Christ.

New Life Jonesville Beliefs

Our Beliefs

New Life is a Bible-based church. That means we believe and practice what is explicitly taught in the Bible. We believe and teach the following:

The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and perfectly preserved Word of God. It is true in all that it teaches. As the flawless Word of God, it is our only authority for what we believe and how we live (2 Tim 3.15-17).

The gospel is the good news that Jesus lived a perfect life, died for our sins, was buried, and rose again three days later. We express our belief in the gospel through our obedience to the gospel. We obey the gospel and apply it to our lives by repenting of our sins (death to sin), being baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues. This threefold experience is the consistent pattern of conversion in the early church (1 Cor 15.1-4; 2 Thes 1.8; 1 Pet 4.17; Mark 1.15; Acts 15.7; Rom 6.3-4; Acts 2.4, 37-39; 8.9-17; 10.1-48; 19.1-7).

There is only one God. The One God has revealed Himself to us as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that is, the One God manifested in and through an authentic human life. The fullness of the godhead dwells in Jesus bodily. To see Jesus is to see God. (Deut 6.4; John 14.9; Eph 4.4-6; Col 2.9; 1 Tim 3.16).

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Rom 3.23-25; 6.23; Eph 2.8-9).

As Christians we are to love God and love others. We are to worship God joyfully and seek to live a life that is pleasing to him both inwardly and outwardly—in our thoughts, words, and actions. We are empowered to live a life pleasing to God through the Holy Spirit. As a Pentecostal church, we believe that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit are at work in and for the church today and are available to all Spirit-filled believers (Mark 12.28-31; 1 Cor 12.8-10; 2 Cor 7.1; Rom 8.13-14; Gal 5.19-26; Heb 12.14).

Jesus Christ is coming again to rapture his church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life in heaven with Jesus Christ, and the unrighteous eternal death. (1 Thes 4.16-17; Rev 20.11-15).

Pastor Jonathan and Dottie Russell, New Life Jonesville

Our Pastor

Jonathan and Dottie Russell have been married for almost 20 years and have five amazing kiddos; Kaitlyn, Timothy, Braden, Chase and Adalyn. They love God and love people. They are passionate about God, family, and fun while holding fast to the mission of New Life; Reaching, Connecting, and Discipling.

Jonathan holds a degree in Bible & Theology from Indiana Bible College and is a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International. He is passionate about the Apostolic doctrine, sufficiency of Scripture, transforming power of the Holy Ghost, and the importance of the local church. He loves the people of Western North Carolina and plans to grow old preaching God’s Word here.

Connect Groups

As our church grows, Connect Groups are vital to maintain close relationships. These groups are a great way for people to be a part of a community and to find solid friendships, support and people to do life with. No matter what stage of life you’re in, there is a Connect Group for you.

New Life Kids
Acts29 Youth, New Life Jonesville
New Life Ladies' Minsitry
New Life Men's Ministry
New Life Married

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