“A Place Where Love Works”

We stand upon the foundation of the past and use it to launch us into the future that God has planned for all of us. We have gathered together, cast new vision, define our core values, and have charted a course for the future. We have begun to make our DREAMS become bigger than our MEMORIES.

Our History

We were founded in 1916. In 1998 a video was commissioned by Rev. Edward Jones. This video depicts that 75-year history of our church. We hope that you will enjoy looking back to our beginning.

Our Vision

"Love one another…by this everyone will know that you are my disciples – if you love one another." (John 13:34-35)

Biblical Foundation
The Bible is our source for all that we do as a church.

Continuous Spiritual Growth
We create environments for spiritual growth at every level.

Responsive Compassion
It is our responsibility to respond with compassion to those in need.

Authentic and Generational Relationships
This will be a spiritual family that crosses generational gaps and creates “a place where it’s OK to not be OK.

Excellence Honors God
Everything we do in our community and in our church should be done with excellence and care.

This Sunday

April 23rd


I AM: Beholding Christ in the Gospel of John

The Gospel of John paints a profound picture of Jesus Christ. Through the seven “I AM” statements Jesus declares about himself, we get a glimpse into His character, His motives, His interactions, and the ways He fulfills the Old Testament echoes of His purpose. But most of all, we get to see the profound love He has for all of us as he declares “I AM” over every area of our lives.

I AM the Light of the World John 8:1-14

I AM The Light of the World: “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I AM the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

In order to fully understand the claims Jesus was making in this I AM statement, you would need to take journey all the way back to Genesis Chapter One: “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Genesis 1:2-4)

Even then, when the very existence of the world was dark, void, and empty, God had a solution to take what was formless and bring life and form to it. His remedy was, and always has been, the light of life. In this statement from God, what was formless became formed, darkness was put on its heels, and what was void was being filled with the light of life.

When Jesus proclaims “I AM the light of the world,” He is accomplishing the same things in each of our hearts and lives. In those moments in John Chapter Eight, and even in the moments where we encounter Jesus today, He is still proclaiming: “I alone take what is formless and I form it, I put the darkness of the world on high alert, and I fill the voids of life with the light of life.”

Join us this Sunday at 10:00am as we continue our I AM message series and together make the choice to allow Jesus be the light of life as we walk away from the darkness forever.

Meet Our Team

The warm and friendly staff of New City Church welcomes you.


Eric Spanier

Lead Pastor

Pastor Eric and Tiffany came to New City in 2010 following their wedding. From 2010-2013 they served on staff as Youth and Children's Pastors. In March of 2014, they were commissioned as Lead Pastors of New City. They have two children, a son named Parker and a daughter named Kylee.


Jaye Beck

Administrative Coordinator

Jaye and Ray have been longtime members of New City and together bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from the corporate world. In 2000, Jaye felt the Lord lead her to retire from the corporate world and join New City as Administrative Coordinator. Jaye and Ray have two children and four grandchildren


Vernon Jefferies

Associate Pastor

Pastor Vernon and Emma are long time members of New City and faithfully served in many different ministries throughout their time here. Pastor Vernon currently serves in leadership over the Senior Adult and Visitation Ministry. They have two sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.


Casandra Needs

Children's Ministry Director

Brian and Casandra have years of experience working with children as teachers, coaches, and through the ministry of "Kids Rock 4 Christ." They currently serve as the Children's Ministry Directors. They have three children, Kyle, Taylor and Isabela.


Sandra Tracy

Worship Ministry Director

Sandra and Brett have been faithful members of New City for years and they both serve in various ministries throughout the church. Sandra currently serves as our Worship Ministry Director. They have one son named Josh.



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