Chad Payne - Lead Pastor

Chad has been the Lead Pastor at New Life since October 1999. He graduated from Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida with a BA in Pastoral Ministry, and from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana with an MA in Ministerial Leadership. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Ministry at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Chad and his wife, Kim, have two daughters.

His interests include: Anything by Apple, Science Fiction, Reading, Exercise, Photography, and Starbucks Coffee.


Jane Cox - Secretary

Jane joined the New Life staff in May 2019. She has been part of New Life’s family since 2012. Jane studied business and nursing at Jefferson State. She enjoys gardening, crafts, and reading.

She is married, has one grown son, and two grandchildren.


Keith Ellis - Worship Pastor

Keith comes to New Life with over thirty years of ministry experience. He leads an acoustic-driven style of worship that both celebrates the Lord and draws others into God’s Presence. He is a singer/songwriter who has recorded two albums of original music. Keith is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Angela, have been married over 30 years. They have two married sons and one new granddaughter.


Chris & Rachal Aaron - Children’s Pastors

Chris and Rachal joined the New Life Team in October 2012. Chris earned a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary. Chris and Rachal have four children.


Daniel LEe - Youth Pastor

Daniel has served in ministry at New Life for several years, starting as an intern in KidQuest before taking over as Youth Pastor. He is currently a student at the University of Alabama.