Welcome to New Life

Our purpose is to be a family of love that cooperates with God in making fully devoted fruitful followers of Christ. Watch our welcome video to learn about our church and connect with us today.

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Are you coming for the first time?

We know that showing up to a new place for the first time can be intimidating. At New Life Community Church it’s our desire that you feel right at home from the moment you pull into the parking lot! As a first-time guest, you are VIP to us so we'll be there with you every step of the way!


What about my children?

Our Kids Zone is available for children birth through sixth grade at every service. The care and spiritual growth of every child is our highest priority and our passion is to create fun, Bible-driven, interactive lessons especially designed for your kids!

What should I wear?

At New Life Community Church, there's no dress code and no judgement. Some show up in suits or dresses, and others wear t-shirts and jeans. We want you to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable!

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Juan and Rosa Sanchez

Juan and Rosabel have been involved in ministry for the last 18 years. They were marriage ministry leaders and Elders at Newlife Midway before being sent out in the Spring of 2014 to plant Newlife Garfield-Ridge which met at Kennedy High School. They have led the Newlife Cicero location since September 2016 where they serve alongside a committed team in helping bring people closer to God.

Both Juan and Rosabel are life-long residents of the City of Chicago and both work professionally as educators for the Chicago Public Schools. They have a shared passion to equip & empower both individuals and families to be change makers. In their lives and communities. Together, they have four- young adult & teenage children, and a Goldendoodle named Burley.

Pastor Samuel y Violeta Sotelo

Samuel y Violeta Sotelo, originarios de México, no se imaginaban que Dios los bendeciría con el privilegio de servir y dirigir una congregación a través de la salvación en Cristo, mentoría, discipulado para bautizos, y crecimiento espiritual. Un grupo de estudio bíblico que comenzó hace muchos años, se convirtió en la congregación que llevan hoy. Aun en medio de circunstancias difíciles, el ministerio de 14 años en Nueva Vida Cicero sigue creciendo gracias a la fidelidad de Dios. Junto con el amor y apoyo de la congregación, la Familia Sotelo desea seguir haciendo un impacto para Cristo.

Pastor Roger and Martha Cortez

Roger Cortez came to know Jesus at the age of 15. He started serving at New Life since 1998. For almost 20 years, he and his wife Martha have served in many different areas of ministry including worship, small groups, discipleship and KidZone. Roger and Martha have been married for almost 40 years, have two grown children and five grandchildren. Their passion is to mentor and disciple people and guide them through their spiritual walk. They have assisted in planting several New Life locations in Little Village, Montgomery and Berwyn.

Claudia Morales

Claudia Morales is the Office Manager at New Life Cicero where she oversees the daily operations throughout the office and the church building, she also has a heart for serving and helping wherever needed. She has assisted in the women’s ministry, led the ushers, greeters, welcome table, first impression, and the counting team. She has been married to her husband, Rick of 34 years, together they have five adult children and 11 amazing, wonderful grandchildren that are the core of her heart.