Who We Are
New Life is a non-denominational Christian church. In 2004 we bought an 84,000 square foot building on four acres of land near Midway airport. We call this converted factory on the corner of 51st and Keeler New Life Midway.

We are one church that currently meets at  20 campuses in and around the city of Chicago (see map) and #21 Internationally in Queretaro, Mexico.  Over 4800 people worship at one of our 40 weekend worship services each Sunday. We are passionate about helping people reconnect with God and seeing lives transformed.

On Sundays we meet for worship and teaching in both English and Spanish in larger gatherings. During the week we meet in small groups in homes, at the church or other meeting places.
At New Life Midway our desire is to help change many lives and in so doing transform the area near Midway Airport where God has placed us. We are building a community of faith where people are reconnecting with God, restoring marriages, rebuilding families, breaking addictions, healing wounds, becoming whole and discovering their God given potential and destiny.

We believe that our neighborhood needs people that are willing to rise up and be agents of transformation. That is why we have started a non-for-profit organization called New Life Centers to meet the social, educational and physical needs of this community. That is why we have bought and developed an 84,000 square foot building to become a place of worship and community center for the people on the South West side of Chicago.

New Life’s bigger vision is to help change our city by reaching and gathering 1% of Chicago (30,000 people) in Jesus’ name. We do that by planting life-giving congregations of different sizes and cultures all over Chicagoland that can be rooted in their community and help change the spiritual and social fabric of the neighborhood.
The Team

Mark Jobe
Lead PastorMark is the lead and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over 20 locations with close to 40 worship services each weekend.

Mark is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago (

He holds a Masters degree from Moody theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Bakke Graduate University.

Mark is the author of UNSTUCK: out of your cave into your call and can be heard on his daily radio program Straighttalk.


Mike Berry
Associate Pastor

Mike Berry grew up in the suburbs north of Chicago. While at Western Illinois University he met some friends that introduced him to Christianity. Sensing a desire to learn more about God he went on to study at Moody Bible Institute and received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield. During his college years Mike began attending New Life and fell in love with the vision of the church and with his wife to be, Debbie. In 1994, Mike joined the New Life staff and has served every since in various ministry capacities. He currently oversees adult home groups, training and coaching of small group leaders, assimilation of newcomers and organizing church wide events. Pastor Mike is married to Debbie and they have three children.

George Sosa
Pastor of Midway Spanish

Pastor George was born is Tampico, Mexico and came to the United States at the age of four. He and his wife Margie grew up in Chicago and came to know the Lord in 1979. Over the years they have served in various ministries in several areas throughout Chicago. George is bilingual and has traveled with a number of musical groups. He is known for his excitement and passion for worshipping God.

George and Margie have been married for over 25 years and have two wonderful daughters and three grandchildren. Pastor George currently serves as the Pastor of the New Life Midway Spanish congregation.

Vilma Arguelles
Director of operations

Vilma is a native of Chicago. She graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Fine Arts and minor in theatre. She has worked professionally as a sound engineer and functions as a Director of Operations and Creative Arts Coordinator at New Life. She enjoys helping people find their place in ministry and spearheading all church events. Vilma has led women's groups for years and is affectionately known as "V".

Dee Jobe
Childrens Ministry Director

Dee grew up in Chicago and became a believer at an early age. As a little girl she dreamed of serving God on the mission field. She graduated from St Augustine High School and pursued a career in the business sector. She worked in numerous high level administrative positions for several corporations. Although her career was doing well her heart was increasingly drawn towards ministry. Finally, Dee quit her job and enrolled at Moody Bible Institute. She studied both at Moody and Columbia International University to prepare for ministry. In 1986 she married Mark Jobe and together they helped start what is now New Life Community Church. Over the years Dee has lead various ministries and served numerous capacities. Currently she oversees the children’s ministry at Midway that involves over 100 adult volunteers and a couple hundred children. She also leads the Pastor’s wives small group that meets bi-weekly.
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