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We are about growing relationships in Christ, lives characterized by integrity with respect and love, where each person contributes and thrives.

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Why New Living?

When you become a Christian, you are made new and alive inside to become one of God’s own. (“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.”  2 Corinthians 5:17a ESV). 

Our Mission

Becoming a new Christian is just the start of the rest of your “new life.”  Similar to a plant. 

You will need God, other committed Christians, and a Pastor (a Church). These will help you to grow, be watered, fed, weeded and eventually pruned, into a type of new “family” spiritually, that produce, desirable fruit or evidences from our new lives, that pleases God and draws others to Him.

Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 ESV

Our Vision

A result of a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, we see lives characterized by integrity solid, stable, and secure. We envision an atmosphere of respect and love where each person can contribute and thrive.  We increase in grace in our relationships:

Endeavoring to practice  kindness, generosity,  forgiveness, encouragement,and appreciation of each others as we inspire greatness in those around us.

Excellence in our pursuits reflecting the infinite excellence of the God we serve, producing the highest quality ministry programs, materials, and personal service possible.

Glory to Our God: Living by faith . . . entrusting our talents, finances, and plans to God’s control.

Accountability to One Another: A willingness to be characterized by vulnerability, teach-ablity, honesty, and availability.


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Loren Armstrong

Loren Armstrong is a bi-vocational Pastor. He enjoys preaching with conceptualized illustrations, and singing gospel songs with his wife and six kids. He also enjoys leading children’s church programs and prison preaching.

   His education includes, attending a Christian grade school, along with being raised in a Christian church his entire life. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Spring Arbor University, specializing in Christian counseling.

Armstrong Family

The Armstrong Family love to serve in the church and to help others throughout the community.




New Living Christian Church, originally known as New Covenant Baptist began on August 12, 1986.  The first meetings were Tuesday evening bible studies at a clubhouse in Jackson. In November of that same year, a Sunday morning worship service was added and the bible study was moved to Wednesday evenings.

The current church property was purchased in the fall of 1989. By then the membership had grown to 25 people. Construction of the first phase of building ran through the summer of 1990. And it was finished and dedicated to God on November 18th, 1990. 

By the summer of 1998, membership had grown to 70 and more space was needed.  A group of volunteers from Ohio calling themselves, “The Buckeye Builders”, helped speed the process of the second building phase. This provided a much larger sanctuary and space for additional classrooms. 

In the spring of 2014, Loren Armstrong and his family were visiting New Covenant, they attended the church for about one and a half years. In October of 2015, Loren was ordained as the new pastor, along with the official name change of the church to New Living Christian Church.