A place where you can get to know us and experience the love of Jesus Christ together with us.
Welcome! We are so excited that you decided to visit us online today. As you browse through our website, you will see that we are a church that is committed to Christ. We hope that as you read through the information, you will find New Life Seventh-Day Adventist Church a welcoming place where you can get to know us and experience the love of Jesus Christ together with us. We invite you to join us at one of our church services where we passionately worship God and study His Living Word. Our prayer is that as you step into our church walls, you will feel the love of Jesus Christ. We look forward to meeting you!
New Life offers many opportunities to live out your passionate commitment to Christ and His cause. Our prayer is that you and your family will find a ministry in which you can participate and be blessed. Feel free to browse through the pages listed below to gather more information about our ministries. If you are wondering where God might be calling you to serve, the Spiritual Gifts Analysis is a great starting point!
Serve & Join A Ministry.
Whatever your gift may be, there is a place for you at New Life! We are passionate, committed, and determined to go the distance TOGETHER!
Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Geston Pierre
Pastor GP was born in the coastal city of Naples and raised in the “crazy” state of Florida in 1987. He is a product of Seventh Day Adventist christian education and is a graduate of Forest Lake Academy in Orlando, FL. He is a proud HBCU graduate of the only Seventh Day Adventist HBCU, Oakwood University in Alabama where he received a Bachelors in Theology with a concentration in Counseling.
Aside from being a minister, he is also a professional musician and member of the world renowned and award winning Acappella group Committed, and has been privileged to travel extensively, and receive nominations for the Dove, Stellar, NAACP Image, and Grammy Award nominations. He obtained his Masters of Divinity from the Andrews University Theological Seminary in 2013, and for the past 9 years has been privileged to serve in ministry in Florida, California, New Jersey, and is excited about pastoring in the great state of Virginia as the 5th Pastor of the New Life SDA Church in Hampton.
Pastor GP is married to the former Dr. Jacqueline Clemmons who is an optometrist, and their union has been blessed with a beautiful and intelligent baby girl named Elizabeth Grace Pierre. At the end of the day, Pastor GP is an ordinary man, trying to do extraordinary things in the 757 by the grace of an indescribable God.
Why is New Life Church Here?
Our Mission IS SIMPLE
We base our faith in God as revealed through Jesus Christ and as shown through the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1; Rev. 4:11; 1 Cor. 15:28; John 3:16)
Faith means placing complete trust in God and accepting his offer of salvation. Such trusting faith is fundamental to our beliefs. A living relationship with God is essential to faith. (Php. 1:20-30; 1 Thess. 5:8; Matt. 6:30)
Written down over many years, the Bible presents the essential truth about God. The Holy Spirit inspired human writers to reveal the character of God and how he wishes to save all those who come to him. The Bible explains the nature of God and the way God’s followers will behave as a result of their relationship with him. (2 Peter 1:20-21; Ps. 119:105; Isa. 8:20; John 17:17; Heb. 4:12)
The heart of our message is the gospel, God’s good news of salvation. Through Jesus’ death on the cross, human beings may be won back to love and trust God and accept God’s free gift of eternal life for all those who follow him. (Matt 4:23; Rom. 10:15; 1 Peter 4:1-7)
Creator of the Universe, Christ formed our world in seven days and created the first man and woman. At the close of his creative work, God gave the Sabbath as a day of celebration and worship. (Gen 1&2; Ps. 19 1-6; Heb. 11:3)
The seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) is given as a reminder of the God who both creates and saves and is the day God invites all to come and worship him. Jesus observed the seventh-day Sabbath while on earth, and we follow His example in keeping the fourth of the Ten Commandments. (Exo. 20:8-11; Luke 4:16; Matt. 12:1-12; Mark 1:32)
The Second Advent
Adventists look forward to the soon return of Jesus Christ as prophesied and as he himself promised but do not set any date for this glorious event when he comes to take home all who accept him as their Lord. (Titus 2:13; Heb. 9:28; Rev. 1:7; Mark 13; 1 Thess. 5:1-6)
Life After Death and the Future
Adventists follow Jesus in identifying those who die as sleeping. Those who have trusted God are raised to life when Jesus returns and look forward to a wonderful future–eternal life in God’s presence. (Rom. 6:23; Eccl. 9:5, 1 Cor. 15:51-54; John 5:28, 29; Rev. 20:1-10)
Baptism and Commitment
Those who choose to accept God’s way for their lives and his offer of eternal life demonstrate their belief through baptism (being immersed in water), following the example of Jesus. We follow lives of commitment to God and his plan for us, which include following his commands as being for our best good. (Matt. 28: 19-20; Rom. 6:1-6; Acts 16:30-33)
The Adventist Church operates one of the largest educational systems in the world, and features Universities such as Loma Linda whose Medical Center is at the forefront of treatments such as the innovative Proton Accelerator for cancer treatment. Through a worldwide network of schools, our churches seek to better humanity through providing education and vocational training. (Prov. 22:6; 2 John 1:4)
Through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency and other programs, the Adventist Church provides practical assistance to those less fortunate, caring for the poor and disadvantaged in many countries of the world, without regard for race, religion, or nationality. The Church also operates youth camps, community service projects, family life counseling, and other programs to assist those wishing to overcome drug addiction and alcohol or tobacco dependence. (Ps. 41:1; Matt. 19:21; 1 Cor. 13:3)
The Communication of Hope
We communicate hope by focusing on the quality of life that is complete in Jesus. Communication is a vital aspect of faith, sharing the good news of God and keeping the family of believers in touch through a global system that includes satellite broadcasting, TV, radio, print, and the Internet. (Isa. 61:1-3; Acts 16:6-8; Rev. 14:6)