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Senior Pastor: Bruce and Zoe Haynes
Pastor Bruce began pastoring NLT in 2007 and Sister Zoe manages New Life Thrift store. Pastor Bruce has won several music awards including a Dove award, along with singer and song writer of the year. He and Sister Zoe have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Associate Pastor Kris and Sandy Essary
Kris had been a mentor at the New Life R/C for many years and preaches on Sunday nights. He plays the bass for the Praise and Worship. He also is over our Sunday school department. He and his wife have a beautiful daughter.

Youth Pastor: Chris and Charity Kaempfer
Chris and Charity met each other as teenagers at N.L.T. and later married. They have 2 daughter’s, 1 son and reside in Hollister.

Business Administrator/Women’s Minister: Vicki Curry
Vicki has worked at New Life since its beginning in December of 1982. She continues to be involved in church administration and leads the Women’s Ministry. She currently resides in Branson with her husband, Mike.

Directors New Life Restoration Center Danny & Christy Burd
Danny is a 1980 graduate of College of the Ozarks. He has been director of the center since it was created. In 1992, Danny married Christy, who is an indispensable part of the program.

Bishop: Jerry and Merlene Haynes
Jerry and Merlene have been in the ministry for over 40yrs. Jerry leads N.L.T Missions Department. Merlene plays the organ. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. They are currently enjoying the winter months in Mesa, Arizona

Praise and Worship: Joanna Jones
Joanna has been leading worship at New Life Temple since June of 2006. Joanna and Shawn have 2 children.

Choir Director: Lynette McBratney
Lynette has been attending New Life since 1987. She is married to Clarke and has 2 sons.

Men’s Breakfast: Ray Ross
Ray and June reside in Arkansas. He leads the Men’s Minister. They have 2 sons.

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