WHO WE ARE
Helping families connect with God, grow in Godliness and serve the world.
Pastor James and his wife, Haley Julian
Pastor James, Natalie, Joy and Haley
PASTOR JAMES JULIAN
Pastor James was born in Greeneville, TN and has had the opportunity to live in many places and different states throughout his life. His childhood was spent mostly in central Florida (Ocala) except for three years during middle school where he lived in Ottawa, Canada with his dad, stepmom and older brother. Pastor James graduated from Lake Weir High School in Ocala, FL.
For the next 8 years, Pastor James lived in North Carolina while attending Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs) and serving as Associate Pastor at Hartland Baptist Church (Morganton).
In 2001, Pastor James and Haley were married at Flemings Chapel Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC. That fall they moved to New Orleans, LA to attend seminary at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. While attending seminary, Pastor James served as interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Norco, LA and pastor of the First Baptist Church of Marrero, LA (2003-2005). While serving at FBC Marrero, Pastor James and Haley welcomed their first daughter, Joy.
In August of 2005, pastor James and Haley were called to Chattanooga, TN to Spring Creek Road Baptist Church. Here, they welcomed their second daughter, Natalie, in 2006. Pastor James and Haley were blessed to serve at Spring Creek for 13 years.
In July of 2018, New Life Church extended a call to Pastor James to serve as the next Senior Pastor. Pastor James, Haley and their daughters accepted that call and moved to Bonita Springs, FL in August to begin a new chapter in their lives and a new chapter in the life of New Life Church.
MINISTER OF WORSHIP AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
Pastor Patrick Janson
Pastor Patrick and his wife, Heather & son Jaedon
PASTOR PATRICK JANSON
Pastor Patrick was born in Alamogordo, NM near White Sands Missile Range He moved with his family to Albuquerque, NM and spent the majority of his childhood years there. Patrick committed his life to Christ in 1993 and that summer surrendered to his life to full-time ministry. He has been serving the Lord in the local church since then, having taken his first full-time position in 1996.
Patrick and Heather (a native Floridian) met in 1996 and were married in 1998. Heather has served alongside Patrick in ministry for over 20 years. In 2010, Patrick and Heather were blessed with the opportunity to adopt their son Jaedon Maddox.
Patrick has spent the majority of his vocational ministry serving in Student and Music ministry positions and his call to New Life Church would allow him to use his giftings to serve the body.
PASTORAL MINISTRY TEAM
Bonita Springs Academy Director
At New Life Church, we believe the Bible is the guide for our life. We hope the following statements help you become better acquainted with our core beliefs.