Senior Pastor Joel & Barb Everhart
Joel & Barb have served as Pastors in the Assemblies of God ministry for 39 years & have been leading the congregation at New Life Assembly since 1986 (32 years). Joel graduated from Central Bible College & serves New Life as the Senior Pastor. Joel & Barb have been married 39 years, have a son & daughter, & four grandsons & one granddaughter. Their son Josh lives in East Berlin & attends New Life Assembly with his wife Andrea, son Parker, & daughter Hannah. Their daughter Kayla lives on Long Island with her husband Chris & three sons Colten, Hudson, & Cooper (& a baby girl on the way!).
Joel enjoys the outdoors, cooking, woodworking, rooting for his hometown Pittsburgh sports teams, & writing — he blogs weekly & he authored the book Developing A Forgiving Spirit. Barb enjoys spending time with family, Skyping with her grandkids & preparing for their visits, crafting, sewing, puzzling, & visiting personal care homes with her Yorkshire pup to cheer up residents.
One of Joel & Barb’s favorite aspects of the ministry is dedicating babies to the Lord & watching those children grow up in the church to faithfully serve the Lord.