A Message from the Pastor

About Our Church

Welcome to New Life Virginia Beach!

My family has been a part of this congregation since 1998, when we first moved to Virginia Beach. It was originally a church plant from the New Life family of churches in the Great Neck area. Eventually we merged with the New Life Lynnhaven congregation to form New Life Virginia Beach, the congregation we are today.

We’re in a challenging season of transition, as our late pastor of 14 years, Todd Rawlings, recently passed into the Lord’s presence due to complications from COVID-19. But our desire to be a light and blessing to the world around us is undimmed.

As Todd noted, we believe that church — the family of God — should be a vitally important part of each of our lives. Each service should provide hope, encouragement, laughter, and even a word of correction or rebuke when necessary. It should be a place where you are seen and known, and have the opportunity give the light and love of Jesus to others.

We also believe that Church goes beyond Sunday mornings. The early church was “…devoted to fellowship,” as it says in Acts. They took fellowship very seriously, and at NLVB, we do too. We regularly meet simply to be with each other. After visiting with us, you can be confident that someone will know your name and anticipate your presence.

We are in a rebuilding phase, but we know God’s faithfulness and that He will guide us as we submit to His leadership together. We invite you to be a part of the what the Holy Spirit is doing among us.

“Behold,” says our Lord, “I am making all things NEW.” (Rev. 21:5)

Rob Monti
Interim Lead Pastor