New Life Ministers

Senior Pastor Allen S. McLauchlin & Sis. Norma McLauchlin

pastormacDr. McLauchlin was called into the ministry in 1977.  He was licensed by the AME Zion Church. He was the Senior Pastor of St. Paul AME Church Winslow Arizona from 1978-80, assistant pastor of New Bethel AME Zion Church, Fayetteville, NC from 1980-82.  Pastor McLauchlin became Pastor and founder of New Life Bible Church, 1982; New Life Christian Academy and Preparatory School, 1997 and New Life Bible College and Seminary, 1998. He is currently Senior Pastor and Senior Administrator.


Associate Pastor Harry & Alberta Barrett

harrybarrettPastor Harry Barrett was ordained to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the New Life Bible Fellowship of America.Among his ministry objectives are to be used in a ministerial capacity as God would guide and lead, to utilize the gifts and talents that God has bestowed to help bring comfort and blessings where needed. His education includes a Certificate of Biblical Studies from Carolina Bible College, an AS in General Education from Campbell University, an AS in Management Technology from Central Carolina College. Pastor Barrett is married to Alberta Allen Barrett and has two children, daughter Nikki and son, James.


Minister Larnie McClung & Sis. McClung

mcclungMinister Larnie and Sister Bettye McClung have been active members of New Life Bible Church since 1989.  Since joining New Life, Minister McClung has served as Christian Education Coordinator, Vacation Bible School Director, Sunday School Teacher, Brotherhood President, and teacher at the New Life Bible Institute.  Sister McClung has served as Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and etiquette camp teacher. 

Larnie and Bettye are natives of Aliceville, Alabama where they grew up very active in the church and where they developed the love for serving and teaching God's word.  As youths, they both served as Sunday School Secretary and delegate to church conventions and conferences.  They continued their christian service at local churches and base chapel during the 24 years Larnie was in the Air Force.

Minister McClung has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration.  Bettye has a Bachelor of Science in Business Education.  They are also graduates of the New Life Bible Institute.  Larnie and Bettye have two sons, Michael Eric and John Christopher.  They are also the proud grandparents of three beautiful girls; Taylor, Tori and Tatum.


Minister Michael Leslie & Sis. Leslie

leslieBrother Michael Leslie is a man who grew up in church but didn't know the Lord until he was 18 yrs. old in the US Army, where he had an encounter with the Lord that would change his life dramtically. Bro. Leslie became involved with his local church, where eventually he began to lead bible studies, got involved in the stockade ministry, and assisted with opening up services and preaching on occasion.

After his enlistment was over, he moved to Tulsa Ok. to attend Rhema Bible Training Center where he studied and received a diploma in  Evangelistic ministry. During this time, bro. Leslie was involved with Northside Church of God in Christ where he was licensed into the ministry and served as associate pastor, where his responsibilties were teaching Sunday school and heading up the evangelistic ministry. Several years later, bro Leslie moved to Fayetteville, NC. where he attended Cliffdale Christian Center for 12 years, where he was served as men's ministry leader, cell group leader, and was very involved with the marriage ministry.  Bro Leslie is married to the former Janice Marie Thomas of Cleveland OH for the past 26 years, and through their union has resulted 3 children, Noelle, Matthew, and Christina, as well as one granddaughter Za'Niayah.


Minister Robert Edwards & Sis Edwards

leslieHello all, my name is Robert L. Edwards and I am the Youth Minister here at New Life Bible Church (NLBC). I am the husband of Rhonda C. Edwards and together we have two children Robert Jr. and Rodrick. We joined NLBC in 2008 and almost immediately became involved in working with the youth of the future. We are committed to teaching God's word from the Bible and allowing our youth to grow in His word. We teach our youth that praising God is fun and exciting by offering a variety of fun faith-filled programs designed just for them on their level.

My passion as a youth minister is to encourage our teens to have a personal relationship with Jesus as well as be witnesses for Him among their peers. Also, out of that comes the desire to fulfill the five biblical purposes in the youth ministry. Therefore, we strive to fulfill the purposes of evangelism,
fellowship, discipleship, ministry, & worship through many different opportunities provided for our teens.

If you are ever in the area please come and join us at NLBC. New Life!!!


Minister Sandra Farmer & Bro. Farmer

sandrafarmerMinister Farmer is a 3 year member of New Life Bible Church and is proud to serve on the Sick & Shut-In Committee, the Hospital Committee and is a Call to Worship Coordinator. She is also on the Prayer Team and a member of New Life Santuary Choir.


Minister Sholon Rucker & Sis. Rucker

shalonruckerAs of September 2010, Minister Sholon Rucker has been an active member of New Life Bible Church, Fayetteville, NC since 1992. Sholon's passion is in studying and teaching God's Word; he has served as, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Men Ministry Vice President, and he is currently serving as the Adult Vacation Bible School teacher and coordinator/teacher for the Christian Life and Service Seminar (C.L.A.S.S).

His goal is to assist in providing guidance through balance Biblical teaching to members and visitors of New Life Bible Church; to assist in the discovering of their commitment as a member of God's family (church), their Spiritual Maturity, their Ministry and their Life Mission in the world. He and his wife Betty have been married for 35 years, and they have three children and three grandchildren.

Sholon is retired from the United States Army. He is a Desert Storm Veteran and has served the Army at Fort Bragg, NC, Nurnberg Germany, Berlin Germany, Southeast Asia and Fort Bliss, TX. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, walking, remote control race cars, football and watching movies together with his wife.


Minister Gary Norwood & Sis. Norwood

garynorwoodGary Norwood was born in Lenoir North Carolina to Gary H Norwood and Fannie Norwood he is the first born of six children.  He was raised in the Presbyterian Church.

Minister Norwood accepted his calling to the ministry in 1995, while attending Division south chapel He sung in the gospel choir and the men's chorus and served as one of the Assistant Pastor .He began working with the youth and then became the youth advisor his passion to work with the youth was something he took great pride in. In 1997 he came to New Life Bible Church in May 2001 he was licensed and became the youth Pastor where he served for 8 years. In 2001 he coached the New Life Christian Academy Boys basketball team to a National Championship.

He completed his associate degree in Administrative/ Management from Excelsior College. He received a bachelor degree in business management from Liberty University. He has two years of biblical training in Basic Christian Training at Fort Bragg in youth   counseling/marriage counseling and leadership. For twenty five years he served in the US Army.

He has a lovely wife Donna and has been married for 25 years. They have two sons Gary Jr. and Dexter and godson Amarie.


Minister Lisa Montgomery

montgomeryMinister Lisa Montgomery received her Certificate of Training from the "Ministers In Training" program and was ordained at New Life Bible Church in 2013. She studied at the New Life Bible Institute and enjoys Wednesday Bible Study. Currently, Minister Montgomery serves on the New Life Praise Team, Vacation Bible Study Committee, Performance Arts Ministry, Mental Health Support Ministry, and Cancer Awareness Committee.  She has two beautiful children.


Minister Nicole Smith

nicolesmith Nicole Smith was born in Albany, New York. She is 10th of 12 siblings. She is the loving mother of four, Marquita, Maurice, Desmond, and Destiny.

She began serving in ministry in 1999 to a Single’s Ministry in Nashville, Tennessee, as a Teacher to Inner City Teen Girls in South Nashville, and also served with her church’s Prison Ministry at the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville, Tennessee as well. She relocated to Fayetteville, NC in 2009.

In March of 2013, she became the published author of two 28-Day Devotionals for Singles entitled: Opened Palms on “Waiting on God” and Dear Abba, Father on “Prayer,” with an upcoming third 28-Day Devotional for Singles entitled, Passion Fruit on “Our Passions and Desires.”

Nicole Smith joined New Life Bible Church December of 2009. She has received her certificate of training for the Ministers In Training Program in 2013. Currently at New Life Bible Church, she serves in the following ministries: Vacation Bible School Teacher, President of NLBC Single’s Ministry, NLBC Lay Leader, and a New Life Minister.


Minister William Wallace & Sis. Tracey Wallace

wallaceHello my name is Minister William Wallace. I received my BA in Biblical Studies from Carolina College of Biblical Studies. Currently, i am working on my MA in Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary. The lovely lady next to me is my wife, my bff, my friend, and mother of our children, Tracey Wallace. Tracey and I have a few simple beliefs:

  • We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Acts 4:12, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, John 1:1-5).
  • We believe the Bible is the inerrant and inspired word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
  • We believe salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ alone (Romans 3:28, John 3:16).
  • We believe the local Church is governed alone by Jesus Christ through His Word; the Bible (Ephesians 4:4-6).
  • We believe ALL believers are servants, nothing more (Philemon 1:21, 1 Corinthians 4:1, Romans 12:3).

Finally, we believe people have a lot more in common with each other than differences, and through the love that Jesus Christ has demonstrated we can learn to love anyone (Philippians 2:1-8, Romans 12:3-13).


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