Are you coming for the first time?
We know that showing up to a new place for the first time can be intimidating, but 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!
We're a place where every child has a church.
Our Kids Zone is available for children birth through sixth grade at every service. The care and growth of every child is our highest priority and our passion is to create exciting, Bible-driven, interactive lessons especially designed for your kids!
Leave the fancy clothes at home... if you want!
At New Life Community Church, there's no dress code (as long as you're dressed, we're good)! Some show up in suits or dresses, and others wear t-shirts and jeans. We want you to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable!
Pastor Asa and Elizabeth App
Asa App grew up in Mexico where his parents are involved in missions work. He met his wife Elizabeth in high school and both of them went on to receive their degrees from Moody Bible Institute, and have now been married for 32 years. He is currently Lead Pastor at New Life Norwood Park and has served on staff in many different roles including worship leading, youth ministry, raising up a marriage mentoring ministry, mentoring dozens of young leaders, and most recently been involved in church planting with New Life Community Church. Asa and Elizabeth live on the Northwest side of Chicago and have four adult children.
Zachary & Victory Adams
Pastoral Resident (Youth)
Zachary Adams is native to the San Bernardino Valley of Southern California. He grew up in a big family and was blessed by an even bigger church family that invested heavily in the lives of young people. At the age of 17 he felt called by God to commit to full-time ministry, so he moved to Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute where he graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Languages. He later graduated with his M.Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In May of 2020 he married his wife, Victory, whom he’s known since second grade. Zach and Victory live in Jefferson Park and love to serve the community of New Life Norwood Park, particularly through creating a loving youth group community, leading musical worship, and preaching the Word of God. Zach loves to read, watch movies, write, play music, be with friends, and marvel at the wonders of creation (especially birds).
Office Manager/ Ministry Director
Kattie began her New Life journey back in 2015 and is currently serving as our Office Manager and Sunday Service Coordinator for Norwood Park. Kattie lives in Chicago with her husband and their two children. She loves reading, journaling, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors with her family. She also loves the liberating truth and wisdom of God’s word. She hopes that her stories will stir people's hearts, strengthen their faith, and encourage them on their journey. You can often find her enjoying conversations with people over a good cup of coffee or a home-cooked meal.