JD & Toni Montgomery — Lead Pastors


Pastor JD is devoted to seeing the local church thrive and stand boldly for the cause of Christ. His heart for God and people is evident in his leadership and messages at New Life. His mission is to change the landscape of “ministry” and “church” by challenging generations to rise up and live life fully in Christ.

Before answering the call to full-time ministry, Pastor JD spent more than 30 years of his life as an executive in the Kansas City area for one of the nation’s largest financial institutions. Leading people and boldly declaring the truth have been key factors to his success. He believes God has used him in diverse areas and specifically prepared him for such a time as this at New Life.

Pastor JD has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Toni, for more than 30 years. They have two grown, successful sons — Jonathan and Jordan.

Pastor Toni has a passion for people and an excitement for life and her family. One of her greatest desires is for God to use her family in ministry to reach people of all ages and see them experience the blessings that come from serving God. Her calling has been to support her husband and assist him in the details of ministry. People everywhere are inspired and empowered by her steadfast devotion and dedication to her husband and God.

Matthew & Cara King — Children's And Youth Pastors

Matthew and Cara King are ordained ministers and serve as Children's and Youth Pastors at New Life. They have three children — Niah, Malachi and Cora.

What we believe

  • The Scriptures are Inspired by God.

  • There is only one true God.

  • In the Deity of Jesus Christ

  • Though originally good, man willingly fell into sin.

  • Every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation.

  • In the practice of water baptism by immersion and holy communion.

  • The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation.

  • The initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues.

  • Sanctification initially occurs at salvation.

  • The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost.

  • A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church.

  • Divine healing of the sick is a priviledge for Christians today.

  • In the blessed hope when Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to earth.

  • In the millennial reign of Christ.

  • A Final Judgement will take place in a new heaven and a new earth.