About us



The Heavenly Vision (Acts 26:15-20)
  • To cause people to see Jesus.
  • To turn people from darkness to light.
  • To assist people in experiencing the power of God.
  • To help people understand the power of forgiveness through the blood of Christ.
  • To let people know the promises they have in Christ.
  • To enable all to see the benefits of living by faith.
  • To teach people to understand the importance of obedience to Christ.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

The following are the biblical guidelines that we are using to help shape our lives and ministry. 

UNSHAKABLE 

(Psalm 62:6, Matt. 7:24-25, John 8:32, Prov. 15:31-32)  

Have a solid foundation on the Word of God, and apply it’s principles to our lives. Be unwavering in our  convictions and lifestyle. Proclaim the truth, not our thoughts and opinions. Be teachable, and open to  correction. 

DREAMERS 

(Prov. 29:18, Heb.11:6, Matt.19:26, 1 Cor.10:31)  

Share a dream together that demands trust and faith in the Lord. Be innovative; planning, preparing and  believing that with God, all things are possible. Have a vision that goes beyond ourselves and make our  goal to give God all the glory. 

PASSIONATE 

(Eccl. 9:10, Col. 3:17, Gal. 1:10, Neh.8:10)  

Be passionate about everything we do. Make wholehearted worship and prayer our lifestyle. Purpose  to give God our best. Don’t be men pleasers, but rather God chasers. Let the joy of the Lord be our  strength and the anchor for our walk. 

FAITHFUL 

(James 1:7-8, Ps.15:4, Luke 16:10-11, Rom. 8:14)  

Be accountable for our decisions and our walk with God. Keep our word at all cost. Be people of  character; stable and consistent in all that we do, faithful even in the little things. Do not be moved by  our emotions, opinions or the trends of the world but instead be led by the Holy Spirit.  

DISCIPLINED 

(Ps 42:1-2, Phil. 3:13-14, 1 Cor. 9:24-27, Matt. 25:14-23)  

Stay active in our pursuit of God. Purpose to not allow ourselves to become complacent or comfortable,  but instead keep pressing through even when things are hard. Choose to crucify our flesh daily and die  to the desires of the world. Be good stewards of all that God entrusts to us. 

SERVANTS 

(John 3:30, Matt.20:26-28, Phil. 2:3, James 1:19)  

Maintain a servants’ heart, and value the needs of others. Help those around us achieve their goals and  dreams. Choose to see every person as equal, and treat them accordingly. Be quick to listen and slow  to speak. Never pursue personal gain.  

DISCIPLERS 

(Matt. 28:19, Rom.12:21, Matt. 5:13-16, Rom. 1:16)  

Keep fulfilling the Great Commission, and attempt to make a deposit every time we are around others.  Constantly be developing and nurturing relationships with both believers and unbelievers. Stay  committed to the task of becoming world changers; lovers of God who are not ashamed, but intentional  in our evangelism.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe Jesus Christ to be the only begotten son of God and Savior of the world.  (John 1:14, John 3:16) 
  • We believe that salvation is only made possible by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.  (John 1:29, Acts 4:12) 
  • We believe that entry into the Kingdom of God is possible only through the born again experience.  (John 3:1-9, 1 Peter 1:2) 
  • We believe in water baptism by immersion in obedience to the commandment of our Lord Jesus  Christ.  (Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-39) 
  • We believe in the sanctifying power of the word of God. (John 17:17, 1 Peter 1:2) 
  • We believe in the biblical financial system, tithes and offerings, established by God under the Old  Covenant, which was governed by law (Malachi 3:10) and reaffirmed by Christ in the New Covenant, now  governed by love. (Matthew 5:17, 23:23) 
  • We believe in the spiritual gifts as recorded in 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 and Romans 12:6-9, as well as  the five gifts of ministry in Ephesians 4:11
  • We believe that it was God who originated the marriage relationship. Marriage between a man and a   woman is designed by God as a picture of the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Church.  (Matt. 19:4-6, Mark 10:6-9, Ephesians. 5:3-32) 
  • We believe in the whole word of God, both Old and New Testament, the New Testament being our rule of government and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 9:15) 
  • We believe in Bible prophecy so long as it’s rightly divided.                        (2 Peter 1:19-21, 2 Timothy 2:15) 
  • We believe in the soon return of Jesus Christ to the earth to establish His kingdom over all other kingdoms of the world. (Rev. 11:15, Rev. 5:9-10)

Our Story

Pastor Hall and Pastor Danny

New Life Church had its’ beginning in April of 1981. New Life Church was the result of God moving on Lester Hall, who had been a minister for 21 years with the Church of God in Cleveland, TN. God spoke telling Pastor  Hall that He was calling him out for the purpose of beginning a new ministry. The ground breaking had eighteen people present. The original building was a 60 x 60, and it has been one miracle after another since then. When Pastor Hall was in prayer back at the beginning, God spoke to him and said, “don’t borrow the money. You build  the building, and I’ll supply the needs. Do it my way and I’ll pay; do it your way and you pay.” Needless to say what happened, God has met every need, and New Life has functioned debt free since the beginning. 

New Life has also planted 2 churches outside of Billings. The first church plant was in Roundup, MT. They held  their first service on November 6, 1994. The second church plant was in Columbus in June 2002. One day Gary and Priscilla Kallem approached Pastor Hall about donating a beautiful 15-acre tract along the Mussellshell  River to New Life Church to develop a camp, and ABBA’s Haven was birthed. ABBA’ Haven is 60 miles North  of Billings, and it has grown to be a wonderful ministry on 66 acres of land and facilitates over 30 camps a year. 

In the fall of 1995, Pastors Danny & Laurie Houde moved from Canada to Billings and started attending New Life  Church. In 1996 they started a drama team called CLAY. That led them to becoming the Youth Pastors in 1997 and CLAY Youth Ministries was birthed. In the fall of 1998 they relaunched the children’s ministry with Laurie as  the Children’s Pastor. After 23 years of serving with the youth and children, in June of 2020, they were put in as  the Lead Pastors under Pastors Lester & Jewel Hall. 

We firmly believe 1 Corinthians 12:18 NIV when it says that, “God has placed the parts in the body, every one of  them, just as he wanted them to be.” So if God is calling you here, you are invited to be a part of this incredible adventure as we continue to fulfill the purpose of God on New Life Church. We believe that New Life is a family that you can belong to, and a place for you to GROW!

Meet The Team

Lester at new life church

Lester Hall

Founder & CEO

Danny & Laurie Houde

Lead Pastors

Ronda Kiesser

Connections Pastor
Don and Ronda from new life

Carla Harmon

Worship Director

Zach & Danika Schwartz

Youth Pastors
Zach and Danika New life church

Travis Morgan

Associate Youth Pastor
Travis and wife

Zach Harmon

Jr. High Youth Pastor

Tessa Houde

Children’s Pastor
Tessa Houde

LaVonna Robinson

Executive Assistant
LaVonna and Sean at New life church

Laura Hall

Church Adminstrator

Ken Kaiser

Senior Classics Pastor
Ken and Deb at new life church

Dennis Sharbono

Liaison Pastor
Denny and peggy at new life church

Patricia Brown

Secretary/Treasurer