About Us

Our purpose is to be a family of love that cooperates with God in making fully devoted fruitful followers of Christ. We would love to see you this Sunday at New Life. Watch our welcome video and learn more below!

Meet Our Team

<strong>Asa and Elizabeth App</strong><br><em><a href="https://newlifecommunity.church/norwood-park/">Visit Norwood Park</a></em>

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. He is currently Lead Pastor at New Life Portage Park and has served on staff since 1993. Pastor Asa is a dynamic pastor with a lot of experience as a youth pastor, raising one of the strongest youth ministries in Chicago. He and his wife have mentored dozens of couples and young leaders. Asa and Elizabeth live on the Northwest side of Chicago and have four children.

<strong>Javier and Karina Villa</strong><br><em><a href="https://newlifecommunity.church/norwood-park/">Visit Norwood Park</a></em>

Pastor Javier y Karina Villa

Pastor Javier Villa- ha servido en Nueva Vida desde el 2012. Comenzó una relación con Jesus durante su niñez y ha servido al Señor desde su juventud en distintos ministerios. Su enfoque, al igual que el de su esposa Karina, es mostrar a otros el amor de Dios, capacitarlos y ayudarles a tomar parte en la misión de Dios. Su anhelo y oración al Padre es que cada persona pueda tener una relación ferviente y personal con Jesus y que el poder del Espíritu Santo llene sus vidas.

<strong>Tom and Traci Fitzmaurice</strong><br><em><a href="https://newlifecommunity.church/norridge/">Visit Norridge</a></em>

Traci Fitzmaurice - Children's Ministry Director

Traci oversees our children's ministry at New Life Portage Park. Our Sunday morning Kids Zone is for infants through 6th grade. Our Awana program meets on Wednesday nights at 6:45pm for ages 3 to 6th grade. Traci also has a heart for outreach and organizes several events throughout the year to serve the community and love our neighbors.

Online Community

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Connecting at New Life is the best way to grow your faith in God and relationship with others. You can stay connected during the week through our online community. View groups, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, and more all from your personal New Life account.

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