Craig Lawrence

Senior Pastor

Pastor Craig Lawrence serves as the Senior Pastor. He sits as the head of the Executive Staff.  He integrates the vision of Growing Healthy Lives into the life flow of our church. He is highly relational and has an inspirational leadership style. He is influential in his prophetic preaching and easily connects with others on a very personal level. A visionary net-worker, Craig loves to encourage others to live lives of obedience. He is a gifted communicator who operates in his position with a prophetic outlook.  His heart burns for the emerging leaders of this generation. Craig is the main visionary behind the Encounter School of Discipleship and has been developing young leaders over the past 20 years.


Billy Doray

Executive Pastor

Pastor Billy Doray serves as the Executive Pastor.  Billy received a Masters of Divinity from Azusa Pacific University and his doctorate from Regent University. He is the implementer of the NewLife Vision and has designed the discipleship process and curriculum for Growing Healthy Lives.  Billy oversees the Friday night Recharge Service and is responsible for launching NewLife Connect Groups.  Strategic and inspirational in his leadership style, Billy is a focused visionary and a gifted teacher/preacher.


Roy Franz

Administrative Pastor

Pastor Roy Franz serves as the Administrative Pastor.  He plays a critical role on the Executive team. Roy administrates the finances of the Church while managing the daily functions of the church property.  He is compassionate in his call to care for the needs of the congregation. Faithful and supportive in his servant leadership style, Roy is a gifted listener who operates his position with wisdom and thoroughness.


Heather Hetzendorfer

Staff & Leadership Development and Director of Encounter

Heather Hetzendorfer serves as the overseer of NewLife staff leadership and development.  She has her BA in Business Administration/HR.  She oversees all communication, goal setting, and follow-up of NewLife staff.  Heather is also the Director of Encounter School of Discipleship.  As the Director, her heart is to help people rise to their fullest potential. Her greatest joy is to see the transformation of each student find their identity in Christ and discover their purpose and calling.

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Leah Surrell

Children's Pastor

Kingz Kidz Children’s Pastor Leah Surrell equips our children to Grow Healthy Lives.  She serves a critical role in taking care of our NewLife children.  She is in charge of organizing and implementing teams with teaching curriculum to our children on a weekly basis. She also directs all of our Christmas and summer Vacation Bible School programs annually.  In doing so, she provides a safe and fun atmosphere for our children to learn God’s Word.  Organized and servant oriented in her leadership style, Leah operates her position with faith and encouragement.

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Zamar and Anna Alkiezar

Outreach Pastors

Outreach Sharing Pastors Zamar and Anna Alkiezar are the Outreach Pastors who equip the church by overseeing all of our Long-Term Sharing Ministries.  In doing so, they are initiators who think of creative and practical venues for NewLife to share their faith outside of our walls.  They are in charge of selecting, supporting, and mentoring all of the outreach leaders.