Stan Davis, Lead Pastor


In 2010, our family packed up all of our kids, our belongings and the family dog and moved from Northern California where all of our family resides and moved here to Grand Island to be a part of New Life. It was the uniqueness of New Life that attracted us. It was the way they embraced those who had hit rock bottom and offered an extended hand. It was their desire to be a light in downtown Grand Island. When many churches are moving out of downtown areas into safer neighborhoods, New Life moved into downtown with a desire to make a difference. Both my wife and I felt that this was a place that we “fit”. Like so many we carry hurts and just wanted to be a part of a community that recognized that we are all broken and in desperate need of grace. It’s the grace that is extended to us through Jesus Christ. It is our hope that this same uniqueness draws you to New Life. We are truly a group of “messy” people doing our best to be true to the gospel and follow Jesus with our whole lives.

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Briana Acton, Office Manager

Raised right here in Grand Island I grew up with my parents and a few animals. I graduated from Grand Island Central Catholic in 2011 and then proceeded to UNL where I studied Criminal Justice and then moved towards a degree in Accounting. I started of with Criminal Justice because I had a desire to stand up for others and to help wherever I could. What drew me to New Life Community Church is the family atmosphere that I automatically felt walking in the doors. I realized that taking this position meant I was going to be able to help others while also having a job that I could tie my faith into as well.

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Elders and Board Members

Steve Johnson
Elder/Board Member

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Bill Burdett
Elder/Board Member

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Tim Hekrdle
Board Member

Diane Bailey
Board Member

Scott Birney
Board Member

Keith McTavish
Board Member