About Us

New Life Midway is a dynamic multi-ethic Christian Church on the Southwest side of Chicago. People from all over Chicagoland come to be a part of this growing, energetic community of faith. We invite you to watch one of our services online or join us in person this Sunday!

Our Team

jobes-2020

Mark and Dee Jobe - Senior Pastor

Mark is the Senior and Founding Pastor of New Life Community Church as well as the 10thPresident of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over twenty locations with over forty worship services each weekend.

Mark is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago.

He holds a Masters degree from Moody Theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Bakke Graduate University. Mark is the author of UNSTUCK: Out of Your Cave, and Into Your Call and can be heard daily on his national radio program called Bold Steps.

Josiah and Carolina Jobe — Lead Pastor

Josiah is currently the Lead Pastor of New Life Community Church and Location Pastor of New Life Midway. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Biblical Studies. Josiah is passionate about discipleship, communicating truth to the next generation and raising young leaders to be agents of change. Carolina gave her life to Christ when she was a young girl and since then has been passionate about seeing the people of God grow into their calling. She is currently serving in the youth ministry as a leader for high school girls. Josiah and Carolina got married September 2020 and love doing ministry together.

George and Margie Sosa — Spanish Pastor

Pastor George was born in Tampico, Mexico and came to the United States at the age of four. He and his wife Margie came to know the Lord in 1979, and have since grown in their faith and in their desire to serve the church. George and his wife Margie have two wonderful daughters that also serve on their worship team. Pastor George currently serves as the Pastor of Nueva Vida Midway.

Mike and Debbie Berry — Associate Pastor

While at Western Illinois University, Mike met some friends that introduced him to Christianity. Sensing a desire to learn more about God, he went on to study at Moody Bible Institute and received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University. During his college years Mike began attending New Life and fell in love with the vision of the church and with his wife to be, Debbie. In 1994, Mike joined the New Life staff and has served ever since in various ministry capacities. He currently oversees adult home groups, training and coaching of small group leaders, assimilation of newcomers and organizing church wide events. Pastor Mike is married to Debbie and together they have three children.

Verenice Martinez — Office Manager

Verenice has been serving New Life Community Church for about a year. She is currently serving as Office Manager for the Midway and Woodridge locations. In addition to this, her most recent role includes serving as Pastor Josiah's Executive Assistant. Serving is what she finds most rewarding. Verenice enjoys spending time with her three daughters and husband-preferably on an island.

Tiffany Daniels - Worship Leader

Tiffany Daniels has led worship in and around New Life since 2005. She loves diversity and has a passion for training and mentoring worship leaders to share Jesus through music. Tiffany writes and records her own original music. Her albums “Joyful in Hope” and “Above All Else” are both available on all digital outlets.
Interested in joining the worship team or learning more about our Worship/Tech: College Partnership Program? Email Tiffany Here

Deanna Jobe — Women's Ministry Director/ Children's Ministry Director

Deanna (Dee) Jobe is from the Southwest side of Chicago. She and her husband Mark have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand. For years Dee worked in corporate administrative roles in downtown Chicago, but her dream was to give her energy to ministry. In 1990 she left her job to pursue that dream. Dee has served in multiple ministry capacities at New Life. Currently she leads the pastor’s wives’ gatherings, oversees the Midway Women’s Ministry and serves as Children’s Ministry Director. Dee studied at Moody Bible Institute and Columbia International University. She is a wife, a mom and mentor of women.

Tony Wasso — Pastoral Care

Tony Wasso is a native of Chicago's Maxwell Street area. Through the influence of his wife Linda, Tony began investigating the things of God and soon found himself making a decision to serve God. Tony and Linda have been a part of New Life for many years now and have served in many capacities. In 1999 Pastor Tony and Linda launched New Life Cicero. After leading New Life Cicero for seventeen years, Pastor Tony and Linda transitioned to New Life Midway to lead our counseling ministry. Pastor Tony is known for his shepherd’s heart and deep desire to see Gods people healed and whole spiritually.

English