New Life Assembly Leadership team
It takes an entire team of leaders and volunteers to ensure all that happens at New Life Assembly is done with a high level of excellence. We hope you will enjoy learning a little bit about our leaders from their bios but we also encourage you to find them and have a personal conversation when you visit.
After nearly 16 years of ministry in Ohio, Bill along with his wife Amy and their three children joined the New Life Assembly family in the summer of 2018. He has a passion to see people live a life for Jesus regardless of who they are, where they've been, or what they have done. Pastor Bill is all about challenging today's Jesus follower to not settle for a status-quo faith journey but instead to chase after God with all they have. When he's not at the church or invloved in some form of ministry, you will likely find him in a stadium or at the track supporting his kids or on the golf course. Our pastor not only serves our church but is very involved in our community as well. In addition to coaching youth football at Collinsville, he serves on the City Planning commission, and is the president of the Ministerial Alliance and also Collinsville Track and Field booster club president . Pastor Bill makes it well known that he and his family did not come all this way to just pastor a church BUT to pastor a community,
Daren has been a part of worship in churches for over 30 years. With the goal of exalting God over every circumstance and situation, he loves leading the church into the Lord's presence. His philosophy is that praise and worship is not meant to be a once a week experience, but a lifestyle of bringing honor and glory to Jesus. He endeavors to teach others to be the John 4:23-24 type of worshipers.
Steve & Kathi Rippy
Kids Ministry Dir. & Toddler/Nursery Coordinator
Steve and Kathi Rippy, along with their five children, come to us from Batesville, AR. They were both called to Children’s Ministry about 12 years ago. Over the years, they served in various ministry capacities until 2017 when they took over the Children’s Ministry at their church; Steve as the Children’s Ministry Director. While working as the Director, Steve attended Kidmin Academy where he received a diploma in Children’s Ministry and hopes to begin working towards his credentials in the near future.
Steve and Kathi have a heart to share the love of Jesus with the children in the surrounding communities. They believe Children’s Ministry is the foundation by which kids are discipled into long-lasting relationships with Jesus! They are excited to serve the families at New Life!
Justin has been a youth leader ever since aging out of youth himself. Called to ministry in 2014, he's vigorously pursued youth ministy. After graduating Crossroads Leadership College and West Coast Bible College in 2017, he's been able to apply his bachelor's in General Ministries with minors in Youth ministries and Leadership, to assist, lead and grow multiple youth groups. Since joining New Life Assembly in July of 2021, Justin's focus in on encouraging students to grow in their relationships with the Lord through prayer, Bible study, praise and worship.
Women's Ministry Leader
Sherry is a lover of Jesus with a heart to lead and disciple women in developing a closer relationship with Jesus. Sherry and her husband Doug have faithfully served at New Life Assembly since the church was first planted in 1995. She really enjoys spending time with the women of New Life Assembly as much as possible but her vision is set on developing women as mentors to the younger women, according to Titus 2:4-6.
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Missions & Outreach Director
Carrie has had a heart for missions since she was a child, she has been on several missions trips both in this country and Mexico and plans on doing more. She and her husband Mike have been involved in ministry in almost every capacity their entire married life and continue to this day as God has given them a burden for the lost. Carrie lives by the Acts 1:8 principle of ministering to our area, our nation and the world.email carrie