Principal Pastor & Prophet
Shirley M. Hill
In 2002, God brought me to this country from Peru, with my 1 year old son. In 2007, I received Jesus Christ in my heart and after that, I served a lot in the church with my son and daughter. It was at this point that I was serving with all my life to God. In 2016, God called me to start a prayer group specifically for warfare with people who were hungry and thirsty for Him. The group began to grow into 4 prayer groups, both men and women. Two years later, God called me to be a pastor and a prophet for the nation. He spoke these words over my life:
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Then said I:
“Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”
But the Lord said to me:
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.
Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant.”
Jeremiah 1:4-10 NKJV
God gave a grand purpose for my husband and I, and our family. My son, Stefano, helped me to grow the worship band and has been called to be the Worship Leader of our church. My daughter, Dayanara, is being prepared for the calling God has over her life. All the honor and the glory is solely for the Spirit of God, who represents God on this earth.
Pastor Benjamin A. Hill
I grew up in West Lafayette, Ohio not really knowing anything about Jesus other than He was the Son of God, and He was crucified for my sins. I never had a relationship with the Holy Spirit, and went to church once in a while on Easter and Christmas when I was young. As I grew up, I tried to master the world around me. I was good at everything I did. I was popular in school and good at sports. Despite those things, there was something that was constantly missing in my life, and no matter what I did, or how much fun I had, I was always missing something and nothing satisfied me. This became especially dangerous when I went to college in Toledo, Ohio. I still became great at everything I did, but unfortunately what I did was party. I became completely lost as I continued to try to fill and find out what was missing in my life. Eventually after many years of pain and self destruction, Jesus received my surrender in the back of a police car on the morning of October 8, of 2012. From that moment on, my life became His. He transformed me over and over again. Every few months that passed, I was a new person as He was cleansing me from all the sin and death in my life. I met my future wife Pastor and Prophet Shirley Hill in 2018. From this moment, the Lord started to teach me the true Gospel and how important it is to make the Holy Spirit everything in my life. We witnessed many signs, wonders, and miracles, and those the Lord assembled all grew in faith. I am forever grateful that the Lord saved my life and showed me the truth and the real purpose for life on this Earth. Praise the Lord that I have the opportunity to work in this Gospel and serve the Lord Jesus Christ with my whole family.
Worship Leader Stefano Gonzales
At 11 years into my life, the beginning of my musical career was born. I began to learn how to play the drums from a drummer at my local church. This continued for about 4 years. At that time, I did not understand or know what would come of this, but God had a greater plan and vision set for me. I left my church and moved to another where they were looking for a drummer. At this church, I began to play the drums in the worship band with only 4 years into music, being 15 years old. I was not an expert at what I was playing, but God doesn't look at that. During those years playing at my second church, I grew, getting a taste of playing guitar. I practiced guitar on my free days and developed skills and knowledge of chords and applied what I learned on the bass guitar. Nine years later, I am here at New Life in Christ as a Worship Leader, following the vision of God and the plans He has set for me.