New Life Church was originally founded as an outreach to the Atlantic City area by our founding pastors, Charles and Donna Arnold. Eventually the church put roots down in Egg Harbor Township, about ten miles off the Jersey shore and just outside Ocean City, NJ. Our name, New Life, is connected to 2 Corinthians 5:17, which says, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
Years ago, the Lord gave Pastor Arnold a vision of a beautiful apple tree. In this vision, he was drawn to the broken, bruised & neglected apples on the ground, which represented the people in this community who are hurting and in need of a loving, healing Savior. That image has helped form the life and ministry at New Life Church.
Since then, this church has served as a place of healing & health for many individuals in the New Egg Township and surrounding areas. It has also been a ‘home away from home’ for the vacationing community during the summer months.
Our founding pastor, Rev. Dr. Charles Arnold Jr., went Home to be with our Lord on January 14, 2014. His influence goes far beyond his 28 year investment at New Life Church. He also played key roles at Let the Church Rise in Atlantic City, Atlantic City Bible School, New Life Church in Voorhees, NJ (church plant) as well as to over 30 area Elim pastors. His wife, Pastor Donna, continues in faithful service at New Life Church today.