Lead Pastors

Pastors Rick and Terrie Smail

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Pastor Rick and Terrie came to New Life Church with a passion to see Rochester and the area around the city grow in hunger for the Kingdom of God. They bring 25 years of ministry experience with them and pray to use that experience to grow and strengthen the body of Christ here. The need to tell others about Christ and His love has never been needed more, and they are excited and prayerful as to where New Life fits into God’s grand scheme.

The work of five-fold ministry according to Ephesians is to “equip the saints for the work of ministry” and they do that with vigor and purpose. Shepherding God’s people is what they love and it is part of everything they do; their presence in Rochester is purposed by God and they are blessed to be a part of such a great community.

Rick is an avid runner, and a bad joke collector (no really, listen to his jokes below); Terrie loves arts and crafts and her grand-kids. They have been married 36 years with two grown children and 4 grandchildren