New Life Church has outgrown its current facility in downtown North Platte and has purchased a new building at 601 E. Francis St.

Design plans with an architecture firm are being finalized and New Life volunteers are beginning landscape work in the parking lot today to increase the curb appeal of the property.

New Life Church has multiple locations, with campuses in Kearney, North Platte and a Ogallala location coming in fall 2019. The North Platte campus launched in September 2014 and has seen weekends where attendance has surged beyond 300 people.

The building at 601 E. Francis St. housed the former Sun Mart grocery store and current tenants, Francis Pawn and Sears Hometown. New Life Church will occupy the 21,000 square feet space on the eastern half of the building, while continuing to lease out the west half to viable businesses that benefit the community.

“New Life Church in North Platte has experienced consistent growth since we opened the doors four and a half years ago. With all of the new families and individuals finding New Life as their home church we have outgrown our current facility, even while running multiple services,” said Jeff Baker, lead pastor of New Life Church. “Purchasing the new building will give us the square feet we need to continue growing, and make us a greater community partner. With this additional space, we want to help more people find Jesus and see their lives changed.”

The pastors are excited to continue spreading God’s influence in the area.

“It’s been incredible to see how God has impacted lives in the North Platte area through New Life. I’ve seen Him restore marriages that were on the brink of ending, break people free from addictions, give youth direction in life and radically transform the lives of others,” said Dave Cumming, campus pastor at New Life Church North Platte. “I love North Platte and the surrounding area. I’m excited about moving into a larger facility so we can make room for more people in Lincoln County to encounter Jesus and have their lives changed.”

The larger space also offers more opportunities for youth church members.

“I am especially excited for our youth students to enjoy this new building because it provides ample indoor and outdoor space for youth activities,” said Chantel Elliott, who is a real estate agent and has attended the church for four years.

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