Meet Our Team

  • Jim Goforth

    Lead Pastor

    Jim Goforth has been our lead pastor at New Life Community Church since its launch in 1997. Jim has a passion for communicating spiritual truths in a way everyone can easily understand and apply. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Lori and the proud father of his two boys Josh and Nick.

    Jim truly believes that what is happening at New Life Community Church is special and desires everyone to experience it.

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  • Gary Willett

    Executive Pastor

    Gary’s primary role at New Life is the organization and administration of the vision and the oversight of LifeGroups and Marriage Ministry. He also has a heart for assisting individuals in being multiplying disciples—here, there and everywhere. Out of that desire, he also serves as the Co-Founder & President of New Life Global Ministries.

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  • Joel Hiraldo

    Nueva Vida Pastor

    Joel is the pastor of our Nueva Vida Spanish Service here at New Life.  He has a heart for connecting people of all cultures to each other and the Kingdom.

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  • Ryan Parsons

    Student Ministries Pastor

    Ryan is our Student Ministries Pastor here at New Life.  He started his journey as youth pastor here back in 2006 before being called to missions and leaving for Bolivia in 2012.  Once again, Ryan is back in full capacity overseeing our student ministries, ranging from ages 12-26.  His passion is discipleship and he finds great joy in bringing hope and purpose to this generation.

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  • Tracy Willett

    Children's Ministry Director

    Tracy is our Children’s Ministry Director. She is passionate about families and has a sincere desire to see parents and children thrive spiritually. She has a heart for helping children understand that there is a God who loves them and has a plan for their lives.

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  • Ryan Andrews

    Worship Pastor

    Ryan is responsible for overseeing the vision for our Worship Arts ministry and many of our media outlets. He has a passion for making disciples and desires to see them being made throughout the nations. His heart is for people to experience God's grace and be changed forever.

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  • Nick Robinson

    Celebrate Recovery Pastor

    Nick is responsible for New Life's chapter of the nationwide ministry, Celebrate Recovery. He has a passion to see the healing power of Christ free people from their Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits so they might find true recovery and lead others to the same freedom in Christ.

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  • Susan Stambaugh

    Children's Director (Infants - Kindergarten)

    Susan is the Infants-Kindergarten Chilrden's Director and her heart is simply for loving children. She desires to imitate Christ's love for kids and help them understand just how much Jesus loves them.

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