Who We Are

Our History

     In January 2009, New Life Church Magnolia officially launched as a local church, by God’s grace and faithfulness. The church was known then as The Church at Waterbrook and became known as New Life Church Magnolia in October 2010.

     The goal in the beginning was simple: help people connect with God so that they might reach their full potential in Christ.

     Since its beginning, NLCM has focused on reaching out to the unbelieving community (un-churched), as well as those who are burnt out on church (de-churched). The life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and joy of Sunday worship, the real relationships built through Home Groups meeting throughout the county, and the simple, yet purposed, style of NLCM has been a beacon of hope for many people in the community.

     Today, our mission is expressed like this: We exist to glorify God by making disciples who grow in their faith in Jesus and their love toward one another.

     We invite you to see for yourself how meaningful church can be when the gospel is clear and the people are encouraged to grow in their faith in Jesus and their love for one another!

Our Beliefs

  • 1. We believe the Bible is true, authoritative, and meaningful
    (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • 2. We believe there is only one true God, who eternally exists as three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
    (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
  • 3. We believe all things were created by God and exist for the glory of God
    (Psalm 148; Proverbs 16:4; Isaiah 61:3; Romans 11:33-36; I Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Ephesians 2:1-3)
  • 4. We believe all mankind, excluding Jesus, is sinful at birth and by action
    (Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8,12-21; Romans 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3)
  • 5. We believe the deserved penalty of sin is separation from God both physically and spiritually
    (Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23; James 1:14-15)
  • 6. We believe Jesus is the eternal Son of God and was born of a virgin, making him both fully God and fully human
    (Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3)
  • 7. We believe Jesus was crucified on the cross as a sacrificial substitute to pay the deserved penalty for sin
    (John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18)
  • 8. We believe Jesus physically rose from the dead, on the third day, ascended into heaven, and will physically return to judge the living and the dead
    (Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7)
  • 9. We believe, when Jesus returns, there will be a physical resurrection of the dead Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward. Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment
    (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15)
  • 10. We believe it is only through the repentance of sin and turning to faith in the person and work of Jesus that a person is reconciled to God, experiencing true life and joy
    (John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)

Our Pastor

     Hi! My name is Kyle Jones. I am the pastor of New Life Church Magnolia; however, that’s not my most important calling. First, I am a husband to Patricia and a father to two boys, Welles Kyle and Bear Wyatt, and one daughter, Winnie Kate.

     Patricia and I said, “I do,” on December 6th, 2008. She is the love of my life. My life as pastor, husband, and father would be unthinkable without Patricia. She is woven into everything I am and do. I thank God for her.

     Along with Patricia, I love my kids dearly. They make life more challenging and joyous than I could have ever imagined. I am both humbled and honored to be their father. I thank God for the opportunity to be a dad to such precious little souls.

     Now, about my journey to becoming the pastor at NLCM, I believe God used the Holy Spirit to impress on me a call to ministry at the age of 13. I can remember very vividly the night that he spoke to me. It was certainly a “not yet” calling. There was much training and work to be done in my life (And there still is!). My first experience on a church staff was as a youth minister. I was 20yrs old and in college when I begin working at a Southern Baptist Church in my hometown, Magnolia. God used this time to further my training for ministry and teach me some wonderfully valuable lessons. The church commissioned me for ministry through separate licensing and ordination services. It was truly an incredible time in my life and I thank God for the opportunity that he gave me to minister to the students in that local church.

     From there, I moved in and out of youth ministry and other leadership roles in a couple of different churches and cities. I was serving as a student minister for a church in Fort Smith, AR when I received a call from New Life Church Magnolia asking if I was interested in becoming their pastor. After much prayer, consideration, and conversations with people close to us, Patricia and I believed God was calling me to pastor the people of NLCM.

     On the last Sunday of September 2014, I preached my first sermon as the pastor of NLCM. It’s been an incredible journey thus far. We’ve seen God’s grace at work in many ways already. The people of NLCM are a delight for me. Their pursuit of genuine community with God and with one another is inspiring! I am glad to serve as their pastor and I am excited about what God will accomplish here at NLCM and through his people in the years to come!

     If you’re in the Columbia County area and without a church home, we invite you to come and see for yourself what God is doing at New Life Church Magnolia.

Grace and Peace,

Kyle

Our Leadership

Our leadership structure is comprised of Elders and Deacons.

  • The Elders include: Matt Green, Jasper Jack, Kyle Jones, and Seth Pinner.

    The Elders are primarily responsible to model a Godly lifestyle, provide a prayer shield for members, preach the Gospel, defend and protect the integrity of the church, pray for the sick, mediate disputes among members, counsel members, and represent the church to the community, as well as many other things.

  • The Deacons include: Joshua Burns, Cory Cheatham, Brian Goodwin, Daniel Hill, Shane McLelland, and Jordan Sharp.

    The Deacons come alongside the Elders and serve the physical needs of the church body, allowing the Elders to focus on the spiritual well being of the church body.

  • We also have a Finance Team made up of members from the Elder and Deacon teams as well as from the church body. Their role is to oversee the finances and give insight into the financial decisions at hand.