PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Three years ago, New Life Church (NLC) was named the fastest-growing in the country.
This weekend, NLC will launch its sixteenth campus in Arkansas when it opens the doors in Pine Bluff.
The pastor there to greet the congregation is a familiar face at KARK.
"Ministry has always been a passion of mine," said Matt Mosler when he ended his 28-year local television career in 2014. Eight of those years he was co-host of KARK 4 Today.
"I am joining the pastoral staff at New Life Church," he told viewers before leaving the airwaves.
A few years into his new ministry career, Matt was turned in another direction.
"My wife and I felt the call a year ago this month. We felt God leading us to Pine Bluff."
They packed their bags and headed to Jefferson County, an area Matt has always been passionate about.
"We can't be more excited. We love this town," he says. "This is the first church we'll plant in the Delta."
He says big things are to come in Pine Bluff, as city leaders work on jobs, infrastructure and the downtown area.
"There's an economic revival about to take place and this spiritual revival has to partner with that or neither one can take place," Matt continues.
Final touches at the new NLC building have crews working around-the-clock in the worship center and kids area.
"We started working on this building and we have the greatest construction crew in the world and we open 10 a.m. Sunday," he says proudly.
NLC is also building relationships around town.
"we're building this church one person at a time," he adds.
It's an expansion of a mission that is now in every corner of the state.
"New Life Church has a mission to reach the state of Arkansas with the gospel of Jesus Christ," he says.
From serving in the community, to ministries throughout the week, Matt hopes to see Pine Bluff thrive, inside and outside of the church walls.
New Life Church's Pine Bluff campus is located in the Jefferson Square Shopping Center. Their first service is at 10 a.m. this Sunday.
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