Sr. Pastor

W. James Anderson Jr.

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Sr. Pastor (W. James Anderson Jr.) and late wife, (Cora Lee Anderson), daughter, (Natalie Marie Barnes), and son (James Nunzie Anderson), started Apostolic Lighthouse, U. P. C., Inc. , which is now renamed New Life UPC, around April of 1986.

Our very first service was held in a rented store front. We had an area wide singing to kick it off, on May 31, 1986 on a Friday night.

We worked out of Rev. C. F. Watkins church in Daingerfield for a few years with a 2:00 PM service each Sunday.

There have been mighty miracles and moves of God over the years.

We went on Home Missions status for three years and have been having a full schedule of services since.

The basis of our church is the foundation laid by the New Covenant of Jesus Christ and the Actions of His Apostles (1Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ). We believe in prayer, bible study, heart-felt worship, honest relationships, and compassion for others. We not only preach the Word of God, but we strongly endeavor to live by it, from the preacher in the pulpit to all those in faithful attendance.

We are a church in unity, receiving each other's differences, appreciating the same and binding together in Truth to further the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Whether you are just beginning to ask questions about God or you are a committed Christian, there is a place for you at New Life UPC. We believe God made no human trash, but we are all being formed and made into His Image.


Keith and Natalie Barnes


We are the Barnes family, Keith and Natalie.

We have a daughter and son, Anna Burks who is married to Nathan Burks (former Texas District Youth Secretary), and Anthony who is married to Dakotah Barnes. Nathan and Anna are evangelist and travel a big part of the US fullfilling their calling with our wonderfull grandbaby Jameson, while Anthony and Dakotah are in Sumral MS fulfilling their calling with another wonderful grandbaby Landry.   

We feel very blessed to serve as Pastor.  We have served since 1995 in many other capacities at New Life Church over the years.

We are expecting great things in the future.  After all, we do serve a God who delights in outdoing our expectations!

We encourage you to be a part of what God is doing at New Life Church here in Mt. Vernon TX.

                                                                               Your friends, The Barnes


Minister/Music Director

Zak and Jessica Fancher

Zak and Jessica Fancher. Zak is a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church, and is a great asset to New Life Church. Jessica is a graduate of Texas Bible College and is a great leader in music and vocals.  



Assistant to the Pastor

Jared and April Barnett

Bro. Jared Barnett came to New Life UPC, formerly named Apostolic Lighthouse in 1992.

He serves as Assistant to the Pastor. He is a very intricate and helpful individual. He is committed to God's Kingdom and strongly committed in the area of our young people.

He is very unselfish in the needs of others and devoted to all facets of furthering the Kingdom.

Assistant to the Pastor

James and Mindy Rogers

Greetings from the Rogers Family: J.L, Mindy, Garrett, & Alayna.

I have been a part of New Life UPC, formerly named Apostolic Lighthouse Church, since 1992. Mindy has been a part of New Life UPC since  1998.

We serve as Assistant to the Pastor, assistant in Sunday School, and are a part of the Puppet team. We enjoy working for the Kingdom of God and feel very blessed to be a part of New Life UPC. We have a burden for Youth and lost souls.

Mindy and I have been married since Dec. of 1999 and are looking forward to an awesome LONG life together. We were blessed with Garrett in October of 2002 and then blessed with Alayna in January of 2009, which put a wonderful spark in our lives.

I have been employed by a gas company as a Service Tech since 2001 and Mindy is a stay at home mother for both our children.

We are looking forward to greater things to come and the blessings of God. God is awesome, and may he bless you greatly.

Sunday School Superintendent

Sandra Walker

In loving Memory of Bro Richard A. Walker - 1962-2010. He will be GREATLY missed!!!

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