He was born and raised right here in the Quad Cities and began attending New Life Fellowship at the age of five. At the age of twenty-one he felt the call of ministry on his life and went off to Master’s Commission. After his two years of schooling he was called by Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan to pastor an inner-city youth program. It was while serving in Lansing that Brad met his wife, Carilyn. Two and half years later they accepted a postition as the youth pastors at Mount Hope Church in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He was the youth pastor there for six years before returning home to New Life Fellowship.
Pastor Brad enjoys outside activities, sports and playing with his four children Connor, Bailey, Bowen, and Colton.
After 10 years of teaching and serving in many volunteer roles in the church, Krista Grizzle met the love of her life and chose to leave Nebraska to come build a family in the Quad Cities. Her husband Andy had been attending New Life, and the minute Krista walked in the door she knew it was the perfect place to call her new church home.
She now serves as the Executive Pastor overseeing the day to day operations of the church as well as all adult education for the church. Outside of church, Krista enjoys finding adventures with Andy and their daughter Annalynn, catching up with friends over coffee, and watching Husker football!
GENESEO CAMPUS PASTOR
Nick and Jessica met each other in the New Life Fellowship youth group in 2003. They led the college age ministry together for two years until Nick moved to San Antonio, TX to attend bible school at World Center.
From there, Nick traveled the east coast working as a motivational speaker for school districts with high risk youth. Nick returned to the Quad Cities and enrolled in Illinois School of Ministry.
He began attending New Life Fellowship again where he reconnected with Jessica, who had attended New Life Fellowship since she was 4.
After marrying in 2012, the couple served in various ministries at New Life Fellowship while Nick worked full time with high risk youth at Arrowhead Ranch. In 2018, Nick joined the New Life Fellowship staff as the Geneseo Campus Pastor.
Nick is passionate about helping people achieve victory in their lives through the power of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Billy and Katy Willis are high school sweethearts who fell in love and never looked back. Billy grew up in a military family and lived in several states before landing in Moline in 1999.
Billy got saved in junior high while living in Florida and later recommitted his life to Christ in 2002 during his Junior in High School. After marrying Katy in 2004, Billy attended both Christ for the Nations and Mount Hope Bible Training Institute.
In 2005 Billy and Katy started serving as Youth Pastors at Living Hope Foursquare Church in Davenport, Ia. In 2008 the dynamic duo came on staff at New Life and have helped build an amazing youth culture.
They have a passion to train students to passionately love God, live for God and lead people to God. Outside of his passion for God and ministry, Pastor Billy enjoys coffee, Star Wars, and the Chicago Cubs.
Angie Gaudreau is our Children's Pastor here at New Life Fellowship.
She has called this her home church since she was 15 years old. After attending YWAM she lived in many different places before meeting her husband Paul in Virginia and bringing him to the Quad Cities.
Paul and Angie have been members of New Life Fellowship since 2002. During their time here they have been involved in many areas. They found their best fit in the Children's Ministry. After many years of volunteer service we realized she was the perfect fit to run this great ministry, so we hired her in 2014. She puts her whole heart into working with our children and loves every minute of it. Paul and Angie have 3 children: Sophie, Emily and Justin.
Tim McGough was born and raised in the Quad Cities and has called New Life Fellowship his home for his entire life. He felt the call to ministry early on. At twenty-one years old he started his internship at Calvary Campus Church in SIU. After a two year internship, he came back to New Life and joined the staff as the Worship and young Adult pastor for 6 years. Due to some life changing events, Tim took a few years sabbatical from ministry. Even though God promised that he would call him back into ministry in the future.
Faithful to his word Tim was able to reunite with New life Worship and music department in fall 2018. In 2014 Tim married the love of his life Rachel and also gained 3 wonderful children Kaden, Kayleigh, and Kenzie. And soon they added two more beautiful children to the mix, Kyla and Kendrick.
He enjoys doing many things such as, spending time with his wife and kids, playing sports, fishing and music, flipping houses and watching the Cubs play.
CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTOR
Brady started attending New Life Fellowship in 2007 and has been involved in ministry since he was 13. He has always felt connected to this church and has built life long relationships. Brady manages all of the audio/ visual aspects of service, as well as communications and graphic design. Brady is also heavily involved in the worship team. Outside of church Brady enjoys spending time with family, playing sports, and writing music.
Pastor Ken Lundeen heads up the Marketplace School of Ministry at New Life and he also leads Sunday Night Church each week.
He was born in the QCA and graduated from UTHS in East Moline. In 1970 he graduated from North Central University, Mpls, MN. In 1974 He receive his MDiv. degree at Central Baptist Seminary, Mpls, MN. He has pastored several churches in the Midwest, and later served as the registrar at a School of Ministry in Kansas City, MO. where he received his DMin. During this time he also served as a military chaplain for 31 years in the Guard and Reserves.
He and his wife Karon, of over 51 years, are High School sweethearts, and have 4 adult children, and 15 grandkids. They enjoy Southern Gospel Music, and yard sales. His greatest joy is studying the Bible and teaching Hebrew.
AFRICAN SERVICE PASTOR
Pastor Kakozi served as an assemblies of God pastor for 14 years in Congo before coming to America. Because of the rising persecution and turmoil of war, Pastor Kaozi and his wife moved to America in 2007 and came on staff at New Life Fellowship in 2008. They now minister to other refugees in the area and pastor our Swahili service that meets at 1:30pm on Sunday afternoons
Dawn and her husband, Troy, have attended New Life Fellowship since 2002. They have dedicated their lives to raising their five children and have six grandchildren.
Dawn is serving as the bookkeeper as well as serving on the deacon board. Having a passion to help others become debt free, she and Troy have hosted a number of Financial Peace University classes. Dawn also has a heart to minister to and work with people one on one for financial counseling.
Outside of church, Dawn loves to read, do Sudoku, and spend lots of time with her grandchildren.
Sherrie started attending New Life Fellowship in 2005 along with her husband Matt and children, Elizabeth and Christopher, they serve the church faithfully in a variety of areas. Sherrie is dependable, faithful, and has a servant’s heart. On a personal note, Sherrie has the gift of hospitality and loves planning parties. Her favorite thing to do might be resting with her beloved dog, Boomer. As the volunteer receptionist, she is ready to greet you with a smile.
Stop by the Connect Center and say hello!
BUILDING & GROUNDS DIRECTOR
Rob is a native Quad citizen and has been a member at New Life Fellowship since 1994. During this time he has previously served as a board member, children's coordinator and currently oversees the building maintenance and grounds of our facility
Rob and his wife Carolyn, were married in 1997 here at New Life and have been involved in 3 mission trips to Russia. They both enjoy water sports, rides in the country, and most of all spending time with family and their grandchildren.