In the fall of 2003, Pastor Bob & Tracey Mazeroski visited a tiny church by the name of Grace Community in Weirton, WV to hear a friend preach. As they walked into the building they were astonished to see only 6 to 8 members of the church. As Pastor Bob sat through the service, looking at the empty pews, the Lord began gripping his heart to ask the question, “Why can’t these pews be filled?” From that moment on, God continued to burden him for the tiny church known as Grace Community. He found out that the small church was about to close its doors for multiple reasons: bills couldn’t be paid, attendance was dwindling, and there was no pastor.
Shortly after the visit and filling in the pulpit on several occasions, the Potomac District of the Assemblies of God asked Pastor Bob to pastor the struggling church. To Pastor Bob & Tracey there were many obstacles that had to be overcome; Pastor Bob wasn’t credentialed at the time, he was working for a large estate, and they were living a comfortable and happy life in McMurray, PA. After a series of God events and confirmations, they knew that Holy Spirit was orchestrating it all and that it was the will of God for them.
Other churches in the Potomac District rallied behind and committed monthly not only to pray for the church but to support the work monetarily. The Church began to grow and what started out as 6 members began to grow and is impacting hundreds today.
With the increase of attendance, New Life (formerly known as Grace Community) had to relocate to a larger facility in the fall of 2005.
New Life is a true work of church revitalization and church planting only by the power and grace of Jesus Christ. We see many salvations, miracles, and healings along with the provision of God. New Life continues to be a church experiencing His Presence, His Power, and His Person!
Missions & Beliefs
New Life Church exists to make Christ known by living our faith, loving all people, and leading them to fullness in Him.
People everywhere experiencing ALL THINGS NEW in Christ.
What We Believe
The scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
There is one true God – revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin-ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
Every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation.
Two ordinances: Water baptism by immersion & holy communion.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
The initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘speaking in tongues.’
Sanctification initially occurs at salvation but is also a progressive, life-long process.
The church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin.
A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the church.
Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement.
The Blessed Hope (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.
The millennial reign of Christ – when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years.
A final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ.
New heavens and a new earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him.