Our History

New Life Presbyterian Church began as a small Bible study in the early 1970’s, meeting in the home of Jack and Rose Marie Miller — a couple intent on sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those in need.  After outgrowing their living room, they met in a library, a YMCA, a gymnasium, and finally a restaurant.  New Life was formally organized as a congregation in 1974, and is a member congregation of the Philadelphia Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

New Life’s mission has always been to make Jesus known — to each other, our community, and the world.  We were established on a foundation of passion for gospel-centered ministry; a conviction that believing the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power for living for the Christian as well as the unbeliever.  The dynamism that resulted has led to the establishment of several more New Life congregations in the Philadelphia area, churches planted by seminarians who have gone out from the church, to significant mission enterprises, and a renewal movement popularly known as “Sonship.”

We currently meet at the corner of Jenkintown and Easton Roads in the heart of Glenside. We continue to support missionary efforts overseas, church planting in Philadelphia, and outreach to those in our community.  In recent years there has been a renewed effort to loving our neighbors including a food cupboard, New Life Thrift StoreNew Life Nursery School, and commitment to participate in community events.