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NEW LIFE CHURCH OF GOD

LOCATION

7209 N Manhattan Ave., north of Sligh Avenue near Leto High School. Phone: 884-3449.

SERVICES

Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

HISTORY

The church was started in Drew Park more than 30 years ago. It has been at its present location since 1980.

LEADERSHIP

Don Horton has been the pastor for three years. He earned a bachelor's degree in music education at Florida State University and went through the Church of God training program. He has been married to his wife, Frances, for 24 years and they have two children: Christie, 18, and Grant, 12. Mrs. Horton works as the executive secretary for the state overseer of the Church of God.

RECENT SERMON TOPIC OR THEME

"You'll never thirst again," a sermon about Jesus Christ satisfying the spiritual thirst of mankind.

MEMBERSHIP

60 members with an average age of 45.

PROGRAMS

Sunday school, Children's Church, music program, preschool and child care center.

OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY

The church has a food program for needy families, and on Thursday night members call newcomers in the community to invite them to church.

NOTABLE

A Spanish congregation meets at the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The pastor is Jesus Romero.

_ Text compiled by Michelle Jones of the Times staff

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