Leadership

Mark McKinney

Founding Pastor 

Pastor Mark is the founding and senior pastor of New Life Church. He is passionate about teaching people the Word and helping them grow deeper in their personal relationship with God. For 22 years, he has co-pastored New Life Church with his wife, Dee McKinney, which they planted in September of 1998. Pastor Mark loves Oklahoma State Football and spending time in his garden. When he’s not at church, you’ll find him working hard on something around the house in his overalls!

Dee McKinney

Founding Pastor 

Pastor Dee is the founding and senior pastor of New Life Church. She has co-pastored with her husband, Mark McKinney for 22 years since they planted NLC in September 1998. She ministers powerfully to people of all ages to seek the Lord and to pursue their destiny and purpose for their lives. Pastor Dee enjoys doing crafty things like chalk painting.

Our Pastoral Staff

Matthew McKinney

Spiritual Growth Pastor / Children's Pastor 

Pastor Matt, the son of Pastors Mark & Dee McKinney, has been on staff at NLC since 2014. He and his wife, Jennifer, oversee our Children’s Ministries and have a heart to see kids know Jesus for themselves. Pastor Matt also oversees our Growth Track and LifeGroups, and has a passion to see people take their next step on their spiritual journey. When he isn’t at church, you can find him in the middle of a woodworking project, spending time with his family, or renovating antique furniture!

Jennifer McKinney

Preschool Pastor 

Pastor Jennifer, wife to Pastor Matt, has served on staff NLC since 2014 as Preschool Director. Her and her husband oversee our Children’s Ministries and she loves to share the love of Jesus with babies and children. The children love her sweet spirit! When Pastor Jen isn’t at church, you can find her getting her hands dirty caring for her houseplants or at a plant shop looking for a new addition! She also loves days out and trying new places with her daughter, Kaytlen.

Andrew McKinney

Youth Minister 

Andrew McKinney has been on staff at NLC since 2019. He has a heart to see students and young people live for Jesus and experience God’s real presence for their own. In his free time, Andrew loves gaming, longboarding, playing sports, and just hanging out with his friends! And although he shares the same last name, no, they’re not related.