In April of 1996 a prayer group formed in Ocean City, NJ to seek God about the birthing of a new church in Ocean City. About 6 months later that prayer group was introduced to Rev. Kevin Bernat Sr. and his wife Joanne. From that point on it has been one move of God after another which brings us to the present. The first official service was held on the Ocean City Boardwalk at the Flanders Hotel on April 6, 1997. The church met there until September 19, 1999 when we moved to 324 West Ave. in Ocean City. Praise the Lord!
This however is only the beginning of the story. Through God's providence, New Life Assembly purchased 8 acres of ground in Egg Harbor Township at 5071 Fernwood Ave. which was a former nine hole golf course. Plans were made to build a new sanctuary to meet the growth of God’s Kingdom. While building this new sancturary we began meeting in the Atlantic Christian School on February 27, 2005 which is located at 391 Zion Road E.H.T.
Finally the long awaited day of moving into our completed sanctuary arrived on June 14, 2008. What an exciting day that was!! All praise goes to the Father in heaven. We had our official building dedication on June 28, 2008. Who would have ever dreamed that not only would this little multi-cultural church ever begin, but be in the fine facility that God has provided and might I add “DEBT FREE”!! All glory to God. I’ll tell you who saw it, GOD!
And our story has continued as God opened additional opportunities. Following His lead, in the last couple years New Life Assembly purchased an additional 7 acres of ground at 5086 Tremont Avenue. This new ground adjoins the church property in Egg Harbor Township. With regular prayer and fasting, and all praise and all glory to God, the growth of New Life Assembly has included dreams and the vision of a second building which includes additional classrooms and a large gymnasium/sanctuary. Drawings and preliminary discussions have begun: it is exciting to see what God has in mind for New Life Assembly!
So now all that is necessary is for you to come and see for yourself what the Lord has done. Remember “FEED YOUR FAITH AND STARVE THE DEVIL OUT OF YOUR LIFE!”