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Carlos & Rosalinda Rivera

Associate Pastors


Carlos & Rosalinda Rivera

Associate Pastors
Fax: 804-276-7376

Pastor Carlos

born and raised in the inner city of Chicago.  He grew up on the drug -infested and gang-dominated streets of Humboldt Park. Surviving the atmosphere to continue in school was a challenge. At the young age of 12, he began using and dealing drugs.  At 17, he joined the U.S. Navy looking for a way out, only to find that drugs were everywhere.  Carlos had a hard time adjusting to the disciplined life, and he continued to be drawn to the night life.  Soon drugs and the party lifestyle took his focus off his future.  After leaving the military, and in a moment of despair, he realized he needed a change.  He enrolled in school and graduated at the top of his class from E.C.P.I. in Computer Technology. His successful computer career led him to work for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM and Pitney Bowes.  Drugs and alcohol were just as prominent in “Corporate America” and he continued to use and deal drugs. It seemed like Carlos had everything the world could offer:  a great job, money, cars and women, yet he still found himself living with a great void in his life. 

            His mother was visiting Richmond on vacation from Chicago and insisted they go to church. She had read the testimony “Son Of Evil Streets”, a story about a young man named Victor Torres whose life had been drastically changed by God. They visited New Life Outreach International Church, pastored by Victor Torres and Nicky Cruz, an ex-gang member, was the guest speaker.  He gave his life to Jesus shortly thereafter and his life was dramatically transformed. 

            Since his radical conversion, Carlos has served at New Life Outreach International Church in just about every capacity…from the Worship and Media Ministry to teaching and leading the Evangelism Team. Pastor Carlos’s consistent commitment and leadership has been a blessing to the body of Christ.  For over 24 years he has dedicated his life to reaching the lost and making disciples. 

            Today, Pastor Carlos is happily married and has three wonderful children. Together with his family, he continues to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ locally and in various countries.  He currently ministers on a daily basis to men and women whose lives have been destroyed by drug addiction, alcoholism and gang life. Through the ministry of “New Life For Youth,” many lives have been set free by the love and saving power of Jesus Christ. Carlos’s ministry also reaches the inner city through “The Warehouse” ministry and “Takin’ it To The Streets,” an urban street festival, reaching thousands that are in need of hope. He also speaks at church conferences and is reaching and serving men that are incarcerated in the federal penitentiary. His vision is to see our country and the world radically transformed by the love, hope and message of “The Gospel of Jesus Christ.”



Pastor Rosalinda

Today with her husband Carlos as Executive Directors of New Life For Youth and Associate Pastors of New Life Outreach Int'l. She continues the vision her parents Victor and Carmen Torres began nearly 40 years ago. 
A powerful speaker, Rosalinda impacts the hearts of thousands. “Passion, a heart after God’s own heart,” is a powerful message she shares with congregations and ladies ministries throughout the United States.
Rosalinda Rivera was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. The second child of four, Rosalinda was raised in the heart of outreach, impacting those in need from a very early age. As a young child, Rosalinda gave up her bed so her parents could reach out to young men and women who were struggling with drug addiction could have a chance at Hope. Both New Life For Youth and New Life Outreach Int'l have been reaching out to those in need for more than 40 year.


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Eddie Granell

Youth Pastor

egranell@newlife1.org

Eddie Granell

Youth Pastor
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Pastor Joe & Christy Wilson

Production Pastor

childofgod169@gmail.com

Pastor Joe & Christy Wilson

Production Pastor
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Pastor Keith and Lavonne Bryan


Pastor Keith and Lavonne Bryan



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Jerry and Josette Coleman


Jerry and Josette Coleman



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Josette Coleman

Assistant to Pastor Carmen


Josette Coleman

Assistant to Pastor Carmen


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Brandon and Ashley Ritchie

Pastoral Assistant


Brandon and Ashley Ritchie

Pastoral Assistant


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Marcus Stanley

Lead Musician


Marcus Stanley

Lead Musician


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Vel Puig

Financial Secretary


Vel Puig

Financial Secretary


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Forest Morrell

Grow Experience Coordinator


Forest Morrell

Grow Experience Coordinator


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Leslie H

Daycare Director


Leslie H

Daycare Director

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