New Life Worship Center opened its doors to the Indianapolis community on Sunday, August 5, 2001. On the very first day, New Life Worship Center received approximately 900 worshippers and 45 souls were led to Christ. Within the first month, over 100 souls were won over to Christ. Pastor Ramsey is the Senior Pastor of New Life Worship Center with 3 locations in Indiana (2 Indianapolis, 1 Anderson). The fresh and dynamic messages of Pastor Ramsey and the anointing on New Life Worship Center have drawn thousands to the church. Today, New Life Worship Center currently has over 3,500 members. To accommodate the magnificent growth, New Life Worship Center has moved from its initial 350 seat sanctuary (Kessler location) into a new main location with the purchase of a 13 acre 80,000 square feet 1,400 seat facility in the city’s historic Traders Point neighborhood. New Life Worship Center has also completed the CASH purchase of a Central Campus in Center Township located at 3425 Boulevard Place.

Prior to opening the doors of New Life, Pastor Ramsey founded and pastored the Victory Christian Center Church, located within a small storefront building in the inner city of Indianapolis. Starting with just one member, Victory Christian Center grew into a strong congregation within seven years. Under Pastor Ramsey’s leadership, the congregation purchased a church site and paid off the mortgage within a three-month period.

As the visionary Pastor of New Life Worship Center, Pastor Ramsey continues to be involved in the local community through outreach programs, juvenile/prison ministry, and business and civic involvement. Pastor Ramsey serves as a Board Member for the National Organization of Disorders of the Corpus Callosum, Chaplain for the IUPUI Jaguars and is a featured national keynote speaker for various leadership and development programs.

Pastor Ramsey has furthered his education through the enrollment in the Indiana Wesleyan University ’s Master Degree program. He has authored two books entitled: “Smart Money Management, A Biblical Approach to Financial Stability” and “Armed and Dangerous, Equipping Leaders for Effective Ministry” and co-authored a book entitled “About My Father’s Business”. He also teaches a leadership class twice a year. Pastor Ramsey is married to his lovely wife, Alicia and they have two sons, John, Jr. and Jeremiah David.

Our Staff Members


John F. Ramsey

Pastor John F. Ramsey, Sr. is the gifted and anointed Senior Pastor of New Life Worship Center, an exciting and rapidly growing church located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Pastor Ramsey attended Fort Wayne public schools and graduated from Snyder High School. Following graduation, inspired by his love of athletics, he accepted...


Alicia Ramsey

Mrs. Alicia C. Ramsey born Alicia Beidleman, is a native of Elyria Ohio. She is the oldest sibling of four and the only daughter of Gary and Beverly Beidleman. She graduated from Elyria West High School.  She then attended the University of Akron, where she received her Bachelor of Arts...


Anthony Nicholson

Pastor Nicholson served six years in the United States Army and attended Pike Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO. He was ordained in ministry in the year 2000. Pastor Nicholson has been married for 20-plus years, to his “life” bride, Judy, and is the father of three children. Pastor...