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You can give during service by placing your tithes and offerings in one of the giving buckets as they are passed.



You can give by texting the amount you want to give to 84321. For example, if you want to give $20, you would text the phone number 84321 the message $20.



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2 Corinthians 9:7
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

About Us

Pastor Dan &
Kelsey Smith

Dan and Kelsey love people and the local church. They met in 2012 while Dan was an associate pastor and Kelsey was an intern worship leader. A missions trip to Uganda was all they needed to realize they wanted to date each other and ultimately get married.

In early 2015, Dan had a vision to create a life-giving church, joined ARC (Association of Related Churches) and started New Life Church in the heart of Kalamazoo on WMU’s campus with 258 people the first Sunday. Dan is a graduate and former football player of The University of Texas Longhorns and Kelsey is a music performance graduate of Belmont University. They love to boast and argue over who had the better college town. Austin, TX or Nashville, TN. What do you think?

NLC Staff

Dan Smith

Lead Pastor

Jessica Simms

Discipleship and Leadership Development Pastor

Kelsey Smith

Worship Director

Taylor Harbin

Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor

John Priest


We are guided by pastors, protected by trustees, and strengthened by overseers.


We are protected by Trustees. The Trustees are five to seven members of the congregation who oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Lead Pastor and Senior Leadership team regarding the major financial commitments of the church.
The Trustees serve as non-staff Elders.

New Life Church’s Trustees are:

Todd Heeter

Curt Hartman

Julie Brown


We are strengthened by Overseers. The Overseers are three to five pastors of nationally respected ministries who love New Life Church and are willing to provide spiritual protection. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Lead Pastor if requested by the Pastors or Trustees. The Overseers serve as Apostolic Elders.

New Life Church’s Overseers are:

Pastor Mac Richard
Lake Hills Church, Texas

Pastor Chris McGregor
City Church, Montreal

Pastor Zak White
Revolution Church, Texas

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