James Haffener became the pastor at New Life Fellowship Church in June of 2015. Early in childhood James realized the call of God on his life to preach the Gospel. God placed in James' heart a passion to see lives radically transformed and set free by the power of Jesus into a lifestyle of radically obedient discipleship. It is with this vision that he approaches leadership at New Life Fellowship, a vibrant growing church in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois.
The heart of Pastor James' message is audacious faith, believing that if we simply trust God, then He is faithful to meet us supernaturally through: the illuminating TRUTH of the Bible, HOPE found only through relationship with Christ on God's terms, and LIFE as God created it to be lived...free and redeemed, full of love, joy, peace, and power in the Holy Spirit!
Pastor James and his wife Shelley reside in Bloomington, with their five children: Kaitlynn, Janessa, Nicasia, Jeshiah and Judah. He is a graduate of Ottawa University with a B.A. in Business Communication.