Jonathan Redford

Senior Pastor

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. In November 2018 Jonathan and Bethanne welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Sadie, into the world. 


Stephen Silverson

Administrative Pastor

Stephen is from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. At 19 years old he entered into full-time christian ministry, moving to England to work for a missions organisation.

In 2011, he moved up to London to work under Pastor John Anderson at Chelsea Community Baptist Church. In August 2013 Stephen was ordained and took over as Pastor of Chelsea Community Baptist Church where he ministered for 5 years.

In March 2015 Stephen married his wife Julia. They have 3 wonderful children - Silas (5), Eliana (2) and Liam (1). In April 2018 Stephen and his family left Chelsea, as God guided them to transition to the United States. In August 2018, the Silverson's settled in Largo, FL and began attending New Life Baptist Church. In January 2019 Stephen took up the role of Administrative Pastor at New Life.