What we Believe
The Bible is God’s inspired revelation of Himself to mankind and is complete and trustworthy as our standard and guide. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
God the Father
God created all things and highly values mankind as His ultimate creation. As His ultimate creation, God longs to have a relationship with us. (Romans 8:14-17)
God the Son
Jesus Christ is the pivotal character of the Bible and His sacrifice for mankind is the theme of the entire book. He is the only answer for removing our sin and the only way to have a relationship with God the Father. One day Jesus will return and we must be ready. (2 Corinthians 5:19-21)
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He exalts Christ, convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service. (John 14:16-17)
People are made in the likeness of God and are God’s ultimate creation. Though every person has potential to do good, sin has contaminated everyone and causes us to rebel against God. Because of sin, mankind is lost and separated from God. (Genesis 1:26-27)
Even though we have rebelled against God, he still wants to know us and have a relationship with us. Because of this, God has offered a free gift of salvation to all. It is only by accepting his free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ that our sins are forgiven and we can enter into a loving relationship with our creator. (Romans 3:23-26)
About New Life Pastor
Kevin’s experiences as a lead pastor range from planting a church on the Native American Duck Valley Reservation in Nevada, to pastoring a church of over 600 in regular Sunday attendance. While serving as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Longview, WA, Kevin was actively involved with the Northwest Baptist Convention serving in various positions, including a two-year term as president of the convention. In addition, Kevin served eight years as the Executive Director of the Nevada State Baptist Convention. Kevin holds a Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway Seminary).
Kevin and his wife DeeEdrah have four children, all of whom are married and actively serving God in various capacities around the world. They have five grandchildren who love it when Papa acts silly with them and chases them around (sometimes wearing a superhero costume – that’s what we heard anyway!).
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.