Pastor Jim Samples has been the Lead Pastor at New Life since 1998.
He has been married to Rosie, the woman of his dreams, for 30 years and has two great kids, Christian and Rachel. He has also served in ministry for 30 years, having held only 2 pastoral positions before leading New Life.
Jim received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma in 1985; a Bachelor of Theology from LIFE Bible College in 1990; and a Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Redlands in 2004. He has also taught leadership at LIFE Pacific College.
Presently Jim serves as the Area Pastor of Foursquare Churches in Riverside County and Southern San Bernardino County.
A teacher by gifting, Pastor Jim desires to assist the spiritual growth and maturity of everyone who follows Jesus. Learning and discipleship are his primary focus.
New Life Christian Fellowship of Moreno Valley is a worshiping, learning, and fellowshipping community, who, as Christ’s disciples:
Seek to embrace and nurture all people with and through God’s love,
Deepen all our relationships in Christ and His Word to grow better together, and
Empower each person to take hold of the Holy Spirit’s purpose and
plan for their lives - wholeness, healthy relationships, maturity, and
service to God and others.
We are growing better together in Christ.
The church began in the 1960's as the Sunnymead Foursquare Church and became New Life Christian Fellowship in 1998 with the merger of two of the Foursquare Churches in what by then had become the City of Moreno Valley.
We are passionate in our pursuit of God, but always seek balance in the way that our passion is lived out. As a part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, we are a pentecostal church that seeks to obey both the "great commandment" and the "great commission" with a variety of ministries and missions that are "Spirit-empowered." From our ministry to children through Kids Clubhouse to our outreach in a local assisted-living center for the elderly that we call "Little Church," we strive to reach all ages, all races, ethnicities, and every socio-economic status to help people become healthy followers of Christ.