Women's Fellowship

Every Monday Night at 6:30pm we have a women's gathering where women can come and interact together over food and great fellowship. Bernice McKind and Mary Becoat lead our women's fellowship.


Men's Fellowship

Every 1st and 3rd Friday Night at 6:30pm we have a men's gathering where guys can come together have a meal and really do life together. Pastor Lee Mitchell, Pastor Ron Baylor and Deacon Chuck Samuels lead our men's fellowship.

Portugese Bible Study

Every Thursday night from 7pm to 8pm men and women gather together to study God's word and enjoy fellowship together. Session is led by Davi & Cibely Souza. 

Intercessory Prayer

Every Thursday morning from 8:30am to 9:am led by Della Docherty. This is an intentional time to come before the Lord and lift up our community and our church. For more information email Pastor Cathy Rodwell at [email protected]


Meet the Team

Our team is committed to serve and we love our church family and RVA

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Lee Mitchell

Lead Pastor

Lee and his wife Erica are the proud parents of Madeline and Amelia. They have a black Golden-doodle named Jack and a cat named Grey.  Lee works full time in banking, while Erica is a Nurse Practitioner at VCU Health Systems working with children. They both met through Needle's Eye ministry here in Richmond where Lee still serves on the Board of Directors. Lee also attended the Richmond Christian Leadership Institute in 2018. They have a huge heart for the Metro Richmond area and are excited to see what God is doing in our community.

Cathy Rodwell

Cathy Rodwell

Administrative Associate Pastor

Cathy is our administrative Pastor and serves as our Spiritual Life Chairwoman. She has a dog named Nelly aka "Snupervisor" who is always willing to let you know how she feels. Cathy has faithfully served at New Life for years leading our Sunday school class and also preaches some Sundays. Cathy loves the Varina community and has been a long term resident here.

Ron Baylor

Ron Baylor

Associate Pastor of Intercessory Prayer

Ron and his wife Tina live in the Fulton community of Richmond. Ron has a huge heart for evangelism, intercessory prayer, and helps lead worship and altar time during our Sunday services.

Willie McKind

Willie McKind

Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship

Willie and his wife Bernice have a huge heart for the East East of Richmond community. They have served the community for a number of years with a particular focus on helping men and women understand their identity in Christ. Willie owns a general contracting business. He helps steward adult discipleship activities at New Life and preaches regularly on Sunday. He co leads our addiction recovery ministry.

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Asher Purvis

Asher Purvis

Director of Technology and Digital Outreach

Asher Purvis was planted in Richmond about 5 years ago. A job transfer brought him here. The job has since changed, but the location has remained the same. Able to speak the language of audio and video geekdom more than might be comfortable to most to hear, Asher was quickly silenced and put to work as the Director of Technology and Digital Outreach. Now, he toils endlessly, tinkering the audio and visual tech to perfection and finding new ways to reach Greater Richmond and beyond, all while chasing off evil doers who might move some fader, cable, or microphone. Asher has a deep love of good theology, Jesus, his cat (Shirley), and serving others. Don’t let his intent focus during the service fool you, he’s a real sociable fellow, so come by and say hi.

Kyle Eaddy

Kyle Eaddy

Worship Leader

Kyle is our new Worship Leader and is a devoted student of biblical scriptures. He is an artist, cartoonist, computer graphic artist, writer, musician, and singer. Kyle loves the Richmond community and comes to New Life from his church family Lux Church which served the Jackson Ward community of Richmond.