In January of 1995 a couple dozen people began to meet as a family of believers at the Venice Ranch Park Clubhouse. With the blessing of the Assemblies of God a new A/G church family was born in Venice. Pastor Randy and family arrived in April and together the group spent over a year at that location. In 1996, this emerging family of believers, now called New Life Assembly of God, moved into the Galleria Plaza where they would grow to 150 people over the next nine years. During that time, they renovated 3 times and took over 5 store fronts.
As God’s plan for this church emerged they moved into a temporary home for three years where they shared space with a wonderful group called South Venice Christian Church. During this time, the newly purchased land was readied and county permissions were acquired to begin building their own worship complex. The challenges were intense but God is always bigger than our trials. In October of 2008 New Life moved in to their new home of almost 10,000 sq.ft. at 5800 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, Florida.
Immediately the family grew. The numbers doubled in the first year and continued to grow to the point where an extension was necessary. In 2010, an additional 5000 sq.ft. were added for youth and children’s ministries. The dream continues as a vibrant community of Spirit filled believers called New Life Church thrives together.
The church has taken on a multi-ethnic, multi-faceted ministry personality. The number of ministries flowing out through New Life has grown exponentially along with our extended family of over 90 missionaries and missions ministries. This family of believers serves more than 600 individuals locally every week. New Life is now a healthy thriving community where people can connect with the wonderful things that God is doing in the greater Venice area.