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New Life Community Church was founded in 1997 by Pastors Steve and Tami Abraham along with a group of about 50 people in a hotel in Oxnard. It is amazing what God has done, today almost 4,000 people call New Life their home church.

Since the beginning of New Life Community Church we have strived to become the kind of church described in the Bible - a church with relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, loving friendships and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we'd like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the community, one life at a time.

New Life Community Church is a part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.  The Foursquare Church is a denomination that exists to glorify God and advance His kingdom. Please visit for more information.

You'll find that this is a place where you really matter - because you matter to God.


Vision Statement:

We will build mature followers of Jesus Christ by presenting God's Word in powerful and practical ways, while providing a place for people of all ages, races and color to encounter the presence of God, love the people of God and grow the kingdom of God.

Why We Exist:

We exist to reveal the love of Jesus Christ to all people and to equip them to share His love.  This will be fulfilled by Acts 2:42-47.

Worship - The placing of Jesus Christ as the Head of all church activities.
Word - The process by which each believer grows into spiritual maturity.
Welcome - The practice of love, forgiveness and acceptance shared by effective ministry to one another.
Witness - The presentation and proclamation of the Gospel to the whole world.

Location and Hours:

New Life is located at 1251 N. Rice Ave in Oxnard CA. 

Our offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Office Phone: 805-983-1890
Office Fax: 805-983-8190

Email: or use the contact form.

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As founding pastors of New Life Community Church, Steve and Tami are known for their passion to reach people who are far from God.  In 1997, along with a group of about 50 people, Steve and Tami planted New Life Community Church which has grown to almost 4,000 people, currently meeting in four Sunday morning services.  Since the church launch, they have seen thousands of people give their lives to Christ and be water baptized.

Steve and Tami’s ministry has been characterized by a firm commitment to communicate the Bible in a creative and relevant manner. In addition to pastoring New Life for the last 21 years, Steve and Tami served as youth pastors for 7 years in Ventura and for 8 years as Divisional Leaders in the Foursquare denomination. They attended LIFE Bible College (now known as LIFE Pacific College) where they both received a B.A. in Theology. Steve and Tami live in Oxnard and have two daughters, Riley and Brenna, and son, Ryan.

Our address is on Rice Ave but there is no entrance from Rice; the main entrance is on the Maulhardt Ave side of the building.

From the 101 freeway exit Rice Ave and head south. Turn right on Latigo Ave and right again on Maulhardt Ave. New Life will be on your right.

Parking for New Life is permitted in many parking lots around our building, as well as on the street on Sunday mornings. Please look for a parking ministry volunteer in a bright vest for direction and assistance.