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. In 2018, both Pastor Randy and Pastor Hope received their Master of Divinity degrees from White Horse School of Ministry.
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.
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 two grandchildren.
Pastor Jeremy and Jessie Tyler
Student Ministries Pastor
Pastor Jeremy is an ordained Assemblies of God minister and has been serving in youth ministry since 2012. He has also taken some time to serve in the evangelistic field, traveling and ministering in various churches.
Since a teenager, Pastor Jeremy has been involved in music and worship ministry, playing keyboard and drums.
Pastor Jeremy, his wife Jessie and their family moved to Florida from Arkansas in June of 2019 to serve as the Student Ministries Pastor at New Life. Their heart’s desire is to see young people walking in the fullness of the Holy Spirit and being all whom God has created them to be.
Children's Ministry Director
Karen and her husband Jim have been serving the Lord together for 40 years. Initially in New Jersey they were in home fellowship leaders. They moved to Venice in 1980. Jim first served in the Royal Ranger Ministry and shortly after, God called Karen in to children’s ministry. They joined New Life in 2012 and have been serving in various capacities. As a Registered Nurse and a Care Manager, Karen serves as our Health Care Advisor. Once again God has called her to Children’s Ministry, and she has been serving our children for several years. Karen and Jim feel the urgency to help our children develop a strong relationship with the Lord, while they are young, and build a solid foundation on which they can stand and grow in their relationship with Him.
Pastoral Ministries Assistant
Naomi Burt works in the creative arts department and administrative ministries at our church. Naomi has been a part of worship team and other ministries for years and joined the staff of New Life Church in the summer of 2020. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Florida and a Master of Theology degree from White Horse School of Ministry. She is currently pursuing a doctorate from WHSM in theology. Naomi enjoys working with students to enrich biblical understanding of foundational truths to equip the next generation.