Join us at 9:30am on Sundays In-Person & Online

  • 615 W Citracado Pkwy
  • Escondido, CA 92025
  • 760.489.5714

Our Leaders

Ted Hamilton

Senior Pastor

Robin Lee

Pastor of Congregational Life

James Kwak

Worship & Youth Pastor

Allison Van Egmond

Women’s Ministry Coordinator

Bob Pasch

Facilities Director

Irene Lee

Children’s Ministry Director

Kristen Bons

Counseling Administrator

John Gordon

Director of Adult Ministry

Dianna Huston

Counseling Coordinator

Dan De Valk

Director of Administration

Kendra Fabel


Kim Hughes


Jason Barrie

Director of Counseling Center

Mitchell Dong

Communications Specialist

James Clair

Communications Director

Ji Hee Kim


Brian White


Francis Swarts

Ruben Bons

Peter Jones

Nathan Van Egmond

Mike Fabel

Michael Dudley

John Yphantides

John Robertus

Gordon Gustafson

Brian Qualls

Who We Are

We Are So Grateful For The Gift Of Salvation

Everything we do revolves around three principles: worshiping the God of the gospel, growing in grace together as a church, and communicating the changeless Christ to the culture.

Our Mission

To worship the God of the gospel, to grow in our grace together as a church, and to communicate the changeless Christ to the changing culture.

Our Values

While every Christian church shares a faith in Jesus Christ, each congregation has a unique set of people serving in leadership. The gifts and talents of that team give each congregation its own “flavor.” We believe that our values connect us with the historic christian faith and at the same time give expression to the unique leadership team here at new life.


Scriptures are the infallible authority and define everything we say and do.


We pursue unity over efficiency and leading through consensus.


We esteem and embrace everyone as image bearers of God.


We count others more important than ourselves.


Truth and grace define and drive all that we do.


Everyone uses his/her God-given gifts and skills to serve others.


We seek excellence in everything we do.

Our Senior Pastor

Ted Hamilton

Ted is a native Southern Californian. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford University. He also got his law degree at Stanford Law School. After law school, he joined O’Melveny & Myers and practiced there for 14 years, the last five as a Partner. Ted resigned from O’Melveny in 1997 and enrolled at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido. He graduated in 2000 and served as the Pastor of Adult Ministries at Voyagers Bible Church in Irvine. After a year in that role, Ted received the call from New Life to be its Senior Pastor. The love of Ted’s life is his wife, Linda. They together take great joy in their family – daughter, Sarah, and son, Jim – who with their spouses have added beautiful grandchildren to the mix. Ted loves the outdoors and is passionate about fly fishing, backpacking and skiing.