New Life Baptist Church

Who We Are

The Place for New Beginnings

Whatever your background or wherever you find yourself in life right now we hope you’ll feel welcome at New Life. We’re a church full of ordinary people just like you who are trying to follow God. Our goal is to help you take your next spiritual step whatever it may be. We'd love to get to know you. Would you be our guest this Sunday?

Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:30am - Sunday School / Life Groups
  • 10:30am - Morning Worship
  • 06:30pm - Evening Worship
  • 06:30pm - Bible Study / Youth Group / Kids Night

What to Expect

What are services like?
First and foremost you can expect to be accepted as you are. Regardless of who you are or where you’re from you’ll be loved at New Life. We don’t care “how you look.” Wear a suit or jeans – you’re welcome to join us. During a service you can always expect uplifting music and a challenging Bible based message. Our desire is to exalt or make much of Jesus Christ in our worsihp. We sing a wide assortment of contemporary songs and traditional hymns. Like King David in the Psalms, we like to use a variety of instruments to worship God. We usually sing as a congregation, have various members and church music groups sing specials, and listen to Scripture being read and taught. At the conclusion of our Pastor’s message we have an invitation which provides a time for reflection and response. We always close our services with a closing chorus of praise. In general, we hope you’ll find our services are real. We don’t put on a “show;” we desire to worship God and proclaim His truths. We hope you’ll find our teaching is relevant. We believe Scripture addresses man’s deepest needs and we try to present them in a clear and timely way that applies to your life. We hope you’ll find New Life as a place of relationships. We are a church family. We’re not perfect, but we desire to support each other

What is the community like?
Friendly, warm, and welcoming. When you enter the building our auditorium is immediately to your right. If you hav any questions we always have greeters at the door who will be happy to assist you and answer any questions.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Dear Friend, On behalf of our church family at New Life Baptist Church I would like to welcome you to one of our services. God is doing a special work in our congregation and we’d love for you to be a part of it. New Life truly is “the place for new beginnings.” Our church is full of ordinary people just like you who have discovered the extraordinary hope found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I don’t know where you’re from or where you’re going, but I know God is ready and waiting to do a new work in your life. We would love to speak with you personally about this eternal hope or any other issue you’re facing. If you desire to speak personally with a member of our staff or one of our deacons I invite you to contact our church office at (563) 381-4068 or drop us an email and we will be in touch with you shortly. Whatever your gifts or needs there is a place for you in our family at New Life. May God Bless You, Pastor Roger


Roger Vester

Dr. Roger Vester has been our Senior Pastor since 2007. His wife Rhonda and him will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2011. They have two children. Bro. Roger has received training at Williams College, Hannibal La-Grange College, Trinity Theological Seminary, Bethany Theological Seminary, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Vester has a passion for preaching Scripture and loving people.

What Members Say

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  • Steven E
    Tonight I witness the most hateful display of Christianity. I witness how awful someone was treated tonight. I witnessed how a family , who came to see their children perform, turned away and told they are not welcomed in their church. You people are the reason why Christians get a terrible name. I guess forgiving isn't something you all preach about. Colossians 3:13. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What you are is nothing more than an occult. I would not recommend anyone come and worship in this place. You definitely won't find God here.
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