Who We Are

We are a family of families from different backgrounds and walks of life who have come into an experience, where our lives were dramatically transformed. All of us have had, at some point in time, encountered with God who created this magnificent universe and having experienced His tender loving care, we now work on living in obedience to Him as a mark of our expression of love for Him.

New Life Fellowship Vision

To establish Christ-centered, To establish Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, Bible-based Churches that grow and multiply across nations so as to transform lives and communities.

New Life Fellowship Mission

We are committed to:

  • Edify through Word, Worship, Prayer and Fellowship

  • Equip through Discipleship

  • Envision through Intercession, Inspiration and Impartation

  • Empower through laying on of hands and releasing resources

  • Enlarge through community engagement and evangelism

Grow. Go. Give.

The New Life Fellowship (NLF) began in a small way in 1983, when the Lord Jesus Christ impressed upon Pastor V.M. Samuel and his wife, Somey, to move out of Mumbai and pioneer a church in Mangalore in Karnataka. God enabled them to envision a church planting movement throughout Karnataka, which still remains one of the most unreached states in South India.

In 1987, Pastor V.M. Samuel and Somey handed over the churches in Mangalore to Pastor Donald Menezes and Winnie and shifted base to Bangalore to lead the church planting movement of the New Life Fellowship. They continue to serve their Master as the Senior Pastors of the New Life Fellowship Churches, overseeing more than 100 churches in South India & the Middle East.

Pastor V.M. Samuel is of the firm conviction that the church is the means of reaching out to the unreached and the answer to the revival of people. The church planting ministry of the New Life Fellowship continues to progress. The Lord has raised up stalwart leaders who have stood firm with Pastor Pastor V.M. Samuel in building the kingdom of God. The Lord has also granted him faithful co-workers committed to the leadership and vision of NLF. Together they form a formidable team that is tasked with the vision to establish Bible-based, Spirit-filled, Self-Governing & Self-Supporting Churches with a mandate to “Grow, Go, Give”.