Senior Pastor

Rick Hernandez, MSOL

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~~Pastor Rick has  served as Senior Pastor since August of 2012. He and his wife Julie have lived in Wamego since 1998 coming from Springfield Missouri where they served at Second Baptist Church and National Heights Baptist Church. Rick has served in many ministries.He was called as Minister of Music from 2002 to 2011 at Trinity Baptist. Since 2011 he as served as a  Mission Pastor for Embrace Westmoreland Kansas, a ministry of New Life Baptist Church.He also served as Youth Pastor for the Chaplain's Office at Fort Riley Kansas,(2008-2013) and a Youth for Christ Missionary (certified). Julie has served at Trinity Baptist Church (2009-2013) as Evangelism Director,she also served for 9 years for an assisted living facility as the Activity Director and conducts a bible study ministry there. She is currently employed as a Community Leason for Community Health Ministry. She works with the No Place Like Home program. 

He is a member of the Spurgeon Baptist Association, serving on the Credentialing Commitee for Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists and serves on the Administrative Team as Treasurer for Flint Hills Baptist Association.

Pastor Hernandez also serves as a Chaplain for Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan Ks. and  the CEO/Executive Director of Community Health Ministry, Wamego.

He has studied at Baptist Bible College, Evangel Christian College and Founders Ministries as well as Spurgeon log college and has a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership.

He loves to read books from authors such as James P. Boyce, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, George Whitfield, Arthur Pink, J.I.Packer, Ian Murray, J.L.Dagg and contemporaries such as John Piper, R.C.Sproul, Matt Chandler, John MacArthur, Francis Chan  and Mark Dever. He considers himself a perpetual student of life being lead by the Holy Spirit, the Mighty Counselor.

 Pastor Hernandez and Julie have 5 adult children 4 of them married and 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.

They believe that the Lord has put them here to serve this body and this community, and look forward to seeing God grow them and the church at New Life.

Associate Pastor

Barry Pemberton, MA

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Pastor Barry and Sharon have answered the call to minister in Eskridge. Barry is a gifted teacher and loves the Lord. Their focus is to replant this rural community church and meet the needs of this wonderful community!

Administrative Pastor

Richard Shum

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Worship Leader, Deacon

Nate Hernandez

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Nate is a gifted muscician. He is self taught at many instruments. While he enjoys new praise and worship music, he enjoys leading the old hymns with a new flare. 


Louie Ward

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Bruce Fouts

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Marlin Wilson

Office Manager

Myrna Shum

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