In 2021 Pastor Robb Bierbaum left a college ministry and moved his family from Denver Colorado to become our first full-time Associate Pastor. Then on January 1st of 2023 he traded roles with our Founding Pastor and became the Lead Pastor of NewLife.
NewLife got its start in September of 2007 when Pastor Alan Brooks was called by God to leave Calvary Chapel of ABQ where he had served for 12 years and start a new church on Albuquerque Metro’s westside. For the first 18 months, NewLife met in a hotel and then leased and renovated a warehouse for the next four years. In the Spring of 2013 God miraculously opened the door for us to purchase our current property, and has enabled us to become the proverbial light on the hill above Albuquerque.
Mission & Values
We Exist to…
Know Jesus & to Make Him Known
We dedicate highest priority to our personal relationship with Jesus.
We Love People
We treat everyone with love & respect as created in God’s image.
All members of the Body of Christ are called to live in unity & community.
We Live By God’s Word
The Bible is God’s Word and we seek to live according to His truth.
We Make Disciples
We try to tell everyone about Jesus in hope we can lead them in following Him
Every Christ follower is called to be a disciple-maker and share Jesus’ teachings.
We Give Our Best
Jesus sacrificially gave His life for us and our loving response is to sacrificially
give our life to Him.We are continually striving to increase our capacity for fruitful ministry.
Robb Bierbaum - Lead Pastor
Robb received a calling to follow Jesus at an early age but didn’t fully respond until his college days. In the middle of the greatest time of regret, Jesus met him and reached into his life and rescued him from sin and brought him into God’s family as a son. Robb and his wife Kendra have four children, Karaline, Joshua, Norah and Jace. God had Robb ministering to college men for 8 years in Denver before calling him into pastoral ministry in 2021 where he now serves as the Lead Pastor of NewLife.
Alan Brooks - Founding Pastor
Alan & his wife Lisa have been married for over 30yrs and have two adult sons. They both became devoted followers of Jesus through the ministry of Skip Heitzig & Calvary Chapel. Alan has a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling and served as the Children’s Pastor for Calvary Chapel for 12yrs before founding NewLife church. His favorite movie is “Les Miserables” because he loves the story of redemption and changed lives. In his personal time he likes reading & hiking…just not the same time. One of the things he likes most about NewLife, is the genuine love that the people seek to express to one another.
Matt Browne - Celebrations Pastor
Matt was born in Akron, Ohio ,but gradually migrated west to Southern California where he met his wife Stephanie. They began their married life in Albuquerque over 15 years ago and have two children, Isaiah and Selah. Matt has been employed as a Passenger Train Conductor for 10 years. When Matt isn’t at NewLife as a part of the worship team, he enjoys spending time with his family, tending his garden, and playing the occasional round of golf. God led Matt and his family to NewLife to be part of a body of believers that seek growth by applying God’s Word and desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.
Becky Green - Administrator
Becky and her husband, Kevin moved to New Mexico in 1993 which makes them semi-natives. They have 3 children and 4 grandkids. After growing up in a small church in California and attending a mega church in Albuquerque, a friend invited them to the 2008 Easter celebration and they have been a part of NewLife ever since. Becky’s people personality always has a quick smile at the ready so be prepared for her to greet you!
Jenni Beadle - Children's Director
Jenni has been a devoted follower of Jesus for almost 20 years and involved in Children’s Ministry for 12 years. She obtained her Children’s Ministry Diploma in 2016. She has a great passion for Christ and genuine heart for His children. She desires to reach and teach our future disciples though fun faith filled church for kids! She loves to walk, read, play board games and spend time with her grandkids. She is honored to be a part of God’s work at NewLife because of the Biblical teachings, the love shared and outreach of leading others to Christ.
Eric Bullock - Youth Pastor
Eric’s is a third generation New Mexican, his grandfather and French “war bride” grandmother moved here shortly after WWII and settled in the Raton area. He and his lovely wife Alisa have twin children, Zach and Sara. Eric has worked at the same tech company for over 25 years, but feels a strong calling to Pastoral ministry, graduating from Cross Christian Shepherd School in 2018. After graduating from ministry school, he and his wife felt God telling them to come to NewLife Church. Eric serves as an Elder, he and his wife also lead the Youth Ministry.