Pastor Volkert is a South Texas native. He graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 1977. He and his wife Marilyn have served the New Life Christian Center for the past 17 years. They have 2 daughters and son-in-laws and three grandchildren. They have a passion to see people come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and to be discipled in the Word of God. In his spare time, Pastor Volkert enjoys spending time fishing, working with his cattle and gardening.