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The Timeline of New Life Bible Church

August 1982 - A Call To Arms

Pastor Allen S. McLauchlin was an Assistant Pastor of New Bethel AME Zion and a student of Carolina Bible College.  In August 1982, he receives his vision from God to begin a new ministry.

October 2, 1982 - The Vision Became a Reality

The first fellowship was held at the Civitan Club Building on 220 North West Avenue in Fayetteville, NC.  It was there his wife, Norma T. McLauchlin, was led by God to call his new ministry New Life.

The First Sermon - "Why Evangelize"  John 1:35-42.

July 1983 - New Life Becomes a Corporation

New Life Fellowship Ministries received its incorporation status.

1984 - First Acquisition

New Life purchased two acres of land in Hoke County, NC from Wright Realty.

1984 - First Ordained Minister

Harry Barrett is ordained as the Associate Pastor of New Life Fellowship Ministries.

1984 - First Ordained Deacons

1985 - First Choir Formed

1987 - God's Plan is set in Motion

A groundbreaking ceremony is held on the church's site in Hoke County.  Three months later, construction is halted due to a lawsuit brought by a landowner near the church site.  To avoid other suits, the land was sold back to Wright Realty.

1988 - A New Solution

The McLauchlin Family donated two acres of land to the New Life Ministries on Hoke Loop Rd, Fayetteville, NC.

October 1988 - Raising The Roof

Excitement is in the air as the construction of the new church begun under the direction of Deacon Aaron (Doug) Davis.

May 7, 1989 - First Service Held



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