Our History

New life Baptist Church actually started with a small group of families, who  recruited Alan Archer to be their pastor and the church was born as Faith Way Baptist Church in 2009.

One of the greatest blessings of that time period is that God provided the church with property and a building at 66 Hyde Road in Jay. In September of 2012, Pastor Archer retired. The church then called Dr. Chris Grimbilas as the second pastor of the church. Pastor Grimbilas brought with him a tremendous knowledge of the Bible and a love for people. Over time, the church changed it’s focus.  This always happens as the church adapts to a new pastor.  The church moved from being driven by a set of rules to being driven by the love and grace of God.  It was this philosophy that brought on the decision to start fresh.

The result of this is what we have in New Life Baptist Church today.  Dr. Grimbilas brings an agressive outreach ministry to our area, driven by God’s love, God’s mercy, God’s grace, and God’s Truth.  Today, what truly makes New life Baptist Church special is not, however, the building. It is the wonderful people of the church. We have a welcoming group of people who truly love one another and desire to build and encourage each other.  Our idea of ministry is simple: Preach the Word and love the people!

We invite you to join us for a vibrant time of music, relevant and Bible based messages, and caring fellowship. We’re sure you’ll find that New life Baptist Church is truly a place where strangers become friends and friends become family.