New Life Story

For several years prior to 2005, the Golf Course Road Church of Christ in Midland, Texas had been feeling God’s call to plant a church.  At the same time, a Christian Church organization out of California (Stadia) was feeling God’s call to unite with the Churches of Christ for the historic purposes of working together to plant a church.  
 
At the same time, Tim and Melinda Halstead from The Woodlands, Texas and Ben and Trisha Wall from Tyler, Texas were feeling God’s call to step out of traditional churches and, in faith, become church planters.  
 
Only God could’ve turned what appeared to be four very individual callings into a common effort in the Permian Basin.  Only God had the wisdom and the power and the resources to bring these four groups of servants together at this time and in this place to accomplish His purpose.

In summer 2005, the Halsteads and the Walls moved their families to Odessa, Texas to partner with the Golf Course Road Church of Christ and Stadia. They planted a new, grace-filled, second-chance church in Odessa, Texas on September 11, 2005.  Since then, there have been inevitable changes in staff; but what has remained is God’s consistent faithfulness.  Patrick O'Neal joined our team in 2019 and currently serves as our Youth Pastor and Associate Minister.  Daniela Waycaster also joined us in 2019 and serves as our Kids Pastor.  We added Ty Jones to our team in October 2020 as our Worship Minister,  and Derie Tohkubbi works part-time in various areas. With this full complement of staff, and an army of volunteers, it is our goal to reach those in Odessa without a church home- a number which exceeds 50,000 people.

Exploring New Life

"Exploring New Life" is the pathway to belonging to New Life.  If you would like to learn more about New Life Church or if you are interested in becoming a member, we offer a time to gather where we explain our mission, vision, beliefs, values and expectations and then get to hear your journey of faith.  This time is scheduled once a month or so at Tim and Melinda Halstead's home. 

Phone Volume To receive more information, please contact the church office.