Our Pastors

Pastors Sam & Somey are the Founders & Senior Pastors of the New Life Fellowship Church, South India & Middle East. Pastor Sam serves as the chairman of the NLF Trust and oversees more than 120 churches in the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu & in the Middle East.

Affectionately called Uncle Sam & Aunty Somey, they are Spiritual Parents to hundreds of individuals and couples who have also been recipients of their love and hospitality. Pastors Sam & Somey have been married for 34 years and have two daughters, two son-in-laws and three grand children.

Sam & Somey

Senior pastors

Pastor George and Pooja began their pastoral ministry with the English Evening service at UTC in 2008. In 2011, Pastor George and Pooja along with a few families decided to move to the community of HSR to plant a church. The church in HSR has grown and given birth to several other churches. In 2015 Pastor George and Pooja moved to Whitefield and began work to reach out to the unreached in the Whitefield area. Once the church in Whitefield settled and was handed to capable hands, Ps. George and Pooja moved to a new role of overseers and began mentoring other couples to lead church ministry. It is under this mentoring that the Electronic City church began in 2016. In 2017 yet another couple moved to Sarjapur under the mentoring of Ps. George and Pooja. They currently oversee three Churches: HSR, Electronic City and Sarjapur. They are also part of a new mission and vision to reach the unreached in North Karnataka.

Pastor George and Pooja have been in married for 18 years and have three beautiful daughters – Joanna, Suzzanne and Roxanne

George & Pooja


Pastor Suresh and Rohini have been part of New Life Fellowship HSR since 2012. In 2017, they took over the care of the church from Pastor Rajendra and Bhanu. Pastor Suresh is a ‘tentmaker’ and works for GE Global Research as a Scientist. They have been married for 16 years and have two children – Isaac and Ziva.

Suresh & Rohini


Pastor Rajendra and Bhanumathi are the pastors of the Telugu Service at New Life Fellowship HSR.  They have been part of NLF since their young days. Pastor Rajendra is a ‘tentmaker’ and works with National Aeronautical Limited. Pastor Rajendra and Bhanumathi have been married for 13 years and have two sons – Yashas and Tejas.

Rajendra & Bhanu