OUR People

New Life began in January of 2016 as a church plant started out of Community Bible Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. We chartered as an independent Baptist church in March of 2017. Our church consists of members from all walks of life. You will find men, women, and children joined together in community for the purpose of growth, discipleship, and fulfillment of the great commission. We are a group of broken, imperfect people seeking to make much of Christ.



  • Exalt the Savior
  • Encourage the Believer
  • Equip the Servant
  • Evangelize the World

OUR Plan

To see God build a thriving church in Largo, Florida that leads people into a growing relationship with Christ.


OUR Pastor


Jonathan and Bethanne Redford

Jonathan grew up in Paducah, Kentucky and Groves, Texas. He accepted Christ in a school chapel service when he was 12 and surrendered to preach at the age of 16.  After high school, he attended West Coast Baptist College where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Church Ministries.

In 2010, he accepted a position at a church in Northern Virginia. He served as the Worship Pastor and led the Young Adults, Youth, and Media Ministries for 3 years while also working as a contractor for the Army and DOD at the Pentagon. Jonathan then was able to serve with his wife Bethanne at Community Bible Baptist Church in St. Petersburg as the Bus, Music and Young Adult Pastor for 2 1/2 years until the Lord placed on his heart the burden to begin New Life in January of 2016. 

Bethanne was raised in a Christian home in North Carolina and Virginia. She attended college at West Coast Baptist and graduated with her Associates Degree in Secretarial Studies from Florida Baptist College. Bethanne made a profession of faith as a child but received assurance of her salvation later in life.

Jonathan and Bethanne were married in May of 2015.