The New Life Pastoral Staff

Elder Marvin Rawlings
Elder Marvin RawlingsAssistant Pastor/Chief Operating Officer
Pastor Marvin Rawlings gave his life to the Lord at the age of 9 and served as youth leader at Christ Temple.  He was taught the word of the Lord under his Grandfather and continued the legacy of preaching and teaching the Word of God.  Under the tutelage and dynamic preaching of Bishop Gerald G. Loyd at The Fountain of Life Ministries International, Pastor Marvin was delivered from years of a chemical addiction.  He was ordained as Senior Elder and served in many capacities on the Leadership staff including Youth Director and Church Administrator.  After approximately 12 years at The Fountain, the Lord led him to join his brother, the late Pastor A. Curtis Rawlings Sr. in ministry at Covenant Church on the Hill.  After his brother’s death, he faithfully served Pastor Ella Rawlings Young as senior Associate Pastor.  In 2012, Pastor Marvin felt the call to serve under Pastor James Edwell in ministry in the early years of New Life Family Worship Center and was installed as Assistant Pastor of New Life Family Worship Center by Bishop John T. Leslie in March of 2012.  Pastor Marvin is a dynamic preacher and gifted teacher of the Word of God.  He is currently working on his book, “From Addiction to Destiny” with his wife, to share their story of the God’s deliverance to help other couples struggling with the disease of addiction.
Sheila L. Rawlings
Sheila L. RawlingsAssociate Pastor
Sheila Rawlings was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in 1973 and received the Holy Ghost approximately 2 years later in testimony service. She served in many capacities in her home church, the Greater Bethlehem Temple Church, 404 Paulson Avenue and became President of the Western District of PA Youth Department and assisted on the State Council level. In 1989 Pastor Sheila married Marvin Rawlings and together they have pursued God and are both ordained pastors and are currently serving as associate pastors under Senior Pastor James Edwell at New Life Family Worship Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pastor Sheila has five children. Pastor Sheila earned her bachelors degree in Communications is currently is a MBA candidate and a senior development officer at an inner city high school in Pittsburgh.

New Life Family Worship Center

Where families worship and everyone who worships is family!

The New Life Pastoral Staff

Elder Larry D. Scott
Elder Larry D. ScottAssociate Pastor/Minister of Music
Pastor Larry began as the musician at Bethlehem Apostolic Temple, Wheeling WV. He has been involved with several recordings, playing for and being on the same stage with many gospel music greats. Pastor Larry acknowledged the calling to preach the gospel in 1988 and was ordained in 1995.
In 2012, Pastor Larry was consecrated as an Associate Pastor and Minister of Music at New Life Family Worship Center.
Evangelist Celeste Johnson
Evangelist Celeste JohnsonProphetess
Prophetess Celeste Johnson was saved in 1989 at Trinity (COGIC) where she sensed the beginning of the call of God on her life and served as Worship Singer, in the Helps Ministry and Spiritual Life Ministry. The Lord lead her to The Fountain of Life Ministries International where she served on the Worship Team, Youth Director, Mime and Dance Ministry Director, GGL Ministries Coordinator, and a member of Prophetic Team.

She is one of the founding members of New Life Family Worship Center. Pastor James recognized the Prophetic call and appointed her as the Prophetess of the House as stated in I Corinthians 14:3 and Overseer of other departments. Her heart’s desire is to fulfill I Corinthians 14:3, to speak and reveal the truth of God’s Word that will impact the Church and the World.

Sister Angela Huffman
Sister Angela HuffmanManager of Pastoral Operations
Angela Huffman received Christ into her life and was baptized in the name of The Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 16 and received the gift of the Holy Ghost a year later. Angela serves as the Manager of Pastoral Operations, Youth Department Overseer and is member of the renowned praise and worship team, “Vision”. 

The New Life Administrative Staff

Maurice Thomas
Maurice ThomasBusiness Manager
Since Joining the New Life Family Worship Center in December 2012, Deacon Maurice has served as Facilities Manager, and currently serves as Business Manager, in which he manages the day to day business operations for the ministry.  Deacon Maurice has always been a positive role model to young men, and the people of God.  His favorite scripture is Luke 18:27, The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God (KJV).  His favorite Hymnal is “You can’t make me doubt Him”
Cherisha Thomas
Cherisha ThomasSecretary
Sis. Cherisha gave her life to Christ at the age of 12.  A devoted member of New Life Family Worship Center, since December 2012, she serves as the Church Secretary and as a Church Board member.  She is a faithful member of the women’s ministry, bible study, as well as spiritual enrichment classes.  Her passions consist of Kingdom business – winning souls for Christ, mentorship, and Praise & Worship.  Her favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:7-8, Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, LOVE NEVER FAILS (KJV), to which, and is the core of her ministry.  Her favorite Hymnal is “It will never lose its power”
Janelle Rose
Janelle RoseChurch Administrator
James Rose
James RoseTreasurer