Staff & Leadership
Pastors Randy and Hope Burt
Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor
Pastor Randy graduated in 1985 from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (EPBC) in Peterborough, Ontario Canada. Initially ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, he is now a US citizen credentialed with the US Assemblies of God. In 1995, Pastor Randy came to the beautiful city of Venice with his wife, Hope and daughter Naomi. They shared a God-birthed vision for the city of Venice. Pastor Randy has a deep passion for leading in Spirit-filled worship and the preaching of the full gospel. God has enlarged Pastor Randy’s borders through international missions work as he encourages other pastors and their congregations. Pastor Hope serves on staff as the Associate Pastor. She is also a graduate of EPBC and White Horse School of Ministry. Pastor Hope has an anointed teaching and preaching ministry. They have served together in pastoral ministry since 1986.
Seniors Ministry Pastor
Bob and his wife, Gladys have spent a lifetime together in pastoral ministry. They have three children and five grandchildren. They moved to Venice, FL in 1990 and served in other church ministries before joining New Life in 2005. Pastor Bob has been serving faithfully as the Seniors Ministry Pastor since October 2014.
Sharon is a nationally certified Church Administrator and she serves with excellence as our front line resource for all who walk through the doors at New Life. Sharon and her husband, Bill, lived in Michigan and South Carolina until moving to Florida in December 2003. Sharon has been serving faithfully as the church administrator since May 2010.
Tammy Purkey has been attending New Life since 2013 along with her husband Shawn Purkey. Tammy has been serving faithfully as the administrative assistant here at New Life Church since February 2014.
Worship Ministry Pastor
Pastor Karen is a certified Assemblies of God minister. She oversees all aspects of the worship ministries of New Life. Her husband Larry serves as one of the sound technicians. They are blessed with two children and six grandchildren. Karen has been serving faithfully as the primary worship leader since 2014 and came on staff as the Worship Ministry Pastor in November 2016.
Children’s Ministry Pastor
Pastor Lynn oversees Christian Education and pastors the Children’s Ministries at New Life. The Anderson family have been attending New Life since 2009. Lynn and her husband, Lance, have two daughters, Grace, and Hope. Lynn Anderson is an ordained Assemblies of God Minister. Lynn has been serving faithfully as the Children’s Ministry Pastor since July 2014. In addition to serving at the church, Lynn and Lance are Mission Directors of Haiti Care Mission.
Youth Ministry Pastor
Lemuel Rojas is the youth pastor at New Life Church. Lemuel is committed to seeing the youth and young adults of this generation transformed by the power of God. Lemuel has been serving faithfully as the Youth Pastor since July 2014.
Pastors Vitaliy Osipov and Olga Osipova
Slavic Ministry Pastors
Pastors Vitaliy and Olga Osipov are originally from the area of Kharkov in Ukraine. Pastors Vitaliy and Olga have been ministering to the Slavic family of New Life since 2009. Pastor Vitaliy and Olga have two sons, three daughters and one grandchild.
Ron Barker has been a part of the New Life family since 2007. Ron has faithfully been on staff in charge of our Facilities Maintenance since September 2012.
Pastor Lance Anderson