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About New Life Ministries – DC

New Life Ministries – DC was planted by a small group of compassionate Christians with a burning desire to make a viable and visible difference within and beyond the walls of the church. We envision New Life as a courageous and forward-leaning mission center empowered by the Holy Spirit to transform lives and communities for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to know God and make God known to others.

Pastor Lyles & New Life members enjoying a Johnson-Panthers football game

About Our Pastor

Rev. Ernest Lyles, Sr. is a native Washingtonian and a product of the District of Columbia Public School System. He graduated from J. Hayden Johnson, Jr. High School, attended Chamberlain Vocational High School, and graduated from Spingarn STAY High School.

He earned an Associate Degree in Business Management from the University of the District of Columbia (formerly Washington Technical Institute); a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Southeastern University; a Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University School of Divinity and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from West Virginia University.

Rev. Lyles is an ordained preacher and teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is used by God to create opportunities for the spiritual, personal, and professional growth and development of other people. Pastor Lyles is excited about his new assignment as Pastor of New Life Ministries – DC.

Isaiah 6:8

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’”

About Our Community

God planted New Life Ministries – DC in Ward 8 of the District of Columbia. Of all the neighborhoods in Washington, Ward 8 has the highest percentage of poverty, crime, unemployment, illiteracy, and substance abuse.

God planted New Life Ministries – DC in this Ward to follow the example of Jesus who said in Luke 4:18:”The spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”

Isaiah 43: 18-19

“Forget the former things. Do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”


PROCLAMATION ( Shepherdstown, WV) - September 29th, 2017 - Rev. Ernest D. Lyles Day

RESOLUTION (Council of the District of Columbia) - Ceremonial Recognition

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