The story of Gospel Life Church is really God's story. About five years ago a group of people from the Greater Charlotte Area gathered together to start Providence Church in Denver, NC. Part of their mission was to be a church that helps to start other churches. From their very beginning they were preparing to start a new church. A few years later God began moving in the life of Josh and Jenna Kappes to begin preparing to lead a church. They did not know it then, but God knew that he would cause their paths to cross with the beautiful people of Providence Church and they would partner together to plant Gospel Life Church.
During the fall of 2011 the elders of Providence Church met with Josh to hear his vision and calling to plant a new church. After seeking God's will in prayer they officially partnered with Josh and Jenna to start Gospel Life. Shortly after that God began calling people out of Providence to go and help support the work in Catawba County. This was truly an exciting time as people were willing to leave a church they loved to invest their lives in starting a new church so that people who do not know Jesus could have a chance to meet Him! Gospel Life started officially meeting in a home in March of 2012 with several families. On September 9th, 2012 they had their first official Sunday morning gathering.
Our lead pastor, Josh Kappes, served as a youth pastor for 11 years before following God's leading to start a new church. As Jenna and he began praying about where to plant a church, God made it very clear that they were to stay in Catawba County. Catawba County has been their home since 2006 and they truly love the people of Newton and Conover and the surrounding area. God has united a team of people from Catawba County and a group of people from Denver to plant a fresh new church family in Newton. God has truly brought a real love among this team and they are excited to share this love with anyone they get to meet. Their greatest conviction is that every human being can find REAL LIFE by connecting with Jesus Christ. The exciting thing about this is...we don't have to do it alone. Together We Find Life In Jesus!