Our regular scheduled services are as follows. Please see events for upcoming special services and events.
Sunday 11:00 am - Pre-service Prayer
Sunday 11:30 am - Worship Service
Thursday 7:00 pm - Bible Study
New Life Pentecostal Church was founded over 20 years ago by our Pastor and wife, Danny & Corenna Rideout, along with their 2 children. The Rideout family moved from New Brunswick in April of 1991 to the humble beginnings of New Life Pentecostal Church. The Rideouts remain the pastors of New Life Pentecostal Church today. They have enjoyed watching the church grow through the different stages. They have personally watched everyone who is presently at New Life come through our doors for the first time.
New Life Pentecostal Church is a missions minded church, each month sponsoring missionaries both at home and in foreign countries.
New Life is a multicultural church where people from many different cultures and backgrounds gather to worship and serve God. On any given Sunday you should expect to see people of different nationalities with their hands raised to God in genuine worship.
We are truly blessed to have such hard working and committed ministers and congregation at New Life Pentecostal Church.
Pastor Dan Rideout attended Northeast Christian College in Fredericton, N.B. from 1983-1985 (formally known as U.P.B.I.). While attending Bible College he felt a call on his life that would one day lead him to western Canada to plant a church. For him, that was the birth place of his dream.
Shortly after he felt his calling he was invited to assist in the church in Nanaimo, B.C where he met and married his wife Corenna. Today they have 2 married children and four grandchildren; all are involved in the work of God here in Abbotsford.
Dan Rideout became a licensed minister in 1986 and Corenna received her ministerial license in 2013.
Pastor Rideout has held various positions in the United Pentecostal Church of British Columbia organization as the Home Missions director, District Board member, and presently the D.A.R.E director. However, his true passion at this time is to see the church and it's members grow personally here in Abbotsford.
Corenna has obtained a certificate from the Institute of Soteric counselling and is continuing her studies of Pastoral leadership. She was the secretary for the Ladies ministries of the United Pentecostal Church of British Columbia from 2003-2009. She enjoys her hobbies of piano playing and maintaining her 65 gallon aquarium. Her favourite pastime, hands down, is with any or all of her 4 grandchildren.
Melissa Mattis serves New Life Pentecostal Church as the Director of Music. Melissa first began playing piano and singing when she was 4 years old. Music has always been a passion and desire of hers and as a young girl she began singing specials at church and occasionally playing the piano. In her early teenage years she felt God working on her heart and calling her into the music ministry and began playing either the piano or drums in every service. Through her teenage years and into her early 20's she grew in her walk with God, and in her music ministry. She felt God's anointing increasing in those aspects. She decided a long time ago that she was going to serve God and where He called her, she would go. Melissa whole heartedly believes that God chose her to serve in the music department. In 2013, she married her wonderful husband Kavian (who is also very involved in the music ministry) and now has two beautiful children. Melissa and her family give all the honor and glory to God!
Michael Rideout serves New Life Pentecostal Church as Assistant to the Pastor and as our Student Ministries Director.
He has a deep desire to help people grow their walk with God and allow God to better each one's life.
One of our core values at New Life Pentecostal Church is that everyone should have an opportunity for a new life. Our motto is: ”He makes all things new.”
About the Bible
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:16)
The Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and instruction for the church must be based upon it, and harmonize with it. The Bible should be read and studied.
"No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 1:20-21)
One True God
We believe in the one ever-living and eternal God.
"He is Holy, all powerful, all knowing and without beginning or end. (Acts 17:24-26)"
"The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord." (Mark 12:29, Deuteronomy 6:4)
"One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." (Ephesians 4:6)
Before the incarnation, this one true God manifested Himself in various ways. In the incarnation, He manifested Himself in the Son, who walked among men. As He works in the lives of believers, He manifests Himself as the Holy Spirit.
The Son of God
We believe the one true God, Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon Himself the form of man, and as the Son of man was born of the virgin Mary.
"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." (2 Timothy 3:16)
"He came unto his own, and his own received him not." (John 1:11)
This one true God was manifest in the flesh, that is, in His Son Jesus Christ.
"God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them." (2 Corinthians 5:19)
In the beginning God created man innocent, pure and holy; but through the sin of disobedience, Adam and Eve, the first of the human race, fell from that holy state and were removed from their paradise in the Garden of Eden. Thus, by mankind's disobedience, sin entered into the world and the human family. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, 5:12)
Although every human being has tremendous potential for good, each of us is marred by our sinful nature and its actions, separating us from God and causing many problems in our lives. All men are eternally lost outside of the redemptive work of Christ. (Ephesians 2:12, Galatians 2:15-16, 5:6, Romans 3:23-26, 6:23, Mark 16:16)
Salvation is a gift from God and cannot be gained by our own goodness, but by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We can receive salvation through obeying the Gospel by repenting of sins, baptism in water in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and by receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Romans 5:1, 6:1-6, 6:17, Ephesians 2:8, Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 12:13)
There is no salvation outside of obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
Godly living must characterize the life of every child of God, and we must live according to the pattern and example given in the Word of God.
"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world." (Titus 2:11-12)
Issues of holiness are not salvation issues in and of themselves; rather, they are Christian maturity issues.
"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord." (Hebrews 12:14)
However, if we choose not to obey God in these areas, our willful disobedience will eventually become a salvation issue. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 6:17 - 7:1)
We believe in the personal and soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ to "catch away" His church (the Rapture), and in a subsequent period of intense distress for those who remain on the earth (the Tribulation), which will be followed by the Lord's personal return to earth with His saints to rule for one thousand years (the Millennial Reign). Thus, the people of God should earnestly and hopefully look forward to the Second Coming of Christ. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Acts 1:11, 3:19-21, 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 1 Corinthians 11:26, 15:51-54, Philippians 3:20-21, Revelation 22:20, Titus 2:13-14, Matthew 24)
In the end, all the dead will be summoned before the Great White Throne for their final judgment, and all whose names are not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire. (Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:15, 21:8) The redeemed will live for all eternity in the presence of God. (Revelation 21:2-4, 21:23-27, 22:3-5, 22:14). Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect at a Sunday School service?
During the Sunday School service (Sunday 10:30-11:15am), everyone splits into groups--the children and teens are in their classes learning about God at their level, the adults are in a group learning as well.
What can I expect at a Sunday Worship service? (Sunday 11:30am)
At New Life, we follow the book of Acts with open an expressive worship. This involves collective singing, the clapping of hands, lifting of hands in worship, and it is not unusual to experience dance in worship to God.
What can I expect at Thursday Bible Study service? (Thursday 7:00pm)
Thursday night Bible Study service is a very relaxed and learning atmosphere--exploring God's word and learning about God and His principles.
What kind of music do you sing?
We believe music is used to set an atmosphere of worship and praise to God. The scriptures tell us "let everything that hath breath praise the Lord" and this is what we aim to do at New Life. We have a team of talented musicians and singers who play and sing a dynamic mix of gospel, contemporary Christian and good old-fashioned hymns--all for the glory of God.
What if I have a prayer request?
We will gladly pray with you for any needs you have in your life. You will be given an opportunity to make your request known to God and you can also share your request with our pastor and he will pray with you.
What programs do you have available for kids and youth?
Check out our Ministries section for all programs available for 4-36 year olds.