Our Pastor


Pastor John Timothy

Pastor John Timothy grew up in a Christian home in South India. A tragic event took place when John was 5 years old which caused him to turn away from God. He turned to gangs and a violent lifestyle. At the age of 17, his father sent him to North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. The day before he started college, John had a drowning experience in a backyard pool and was touched by Jesus in a powerful way. He gave his life completely to Jesus.

John continued his education at Luther W. Jr. New Theological College (NTC) in Dehra Dun, North India and graduated in February 2008. In July 2008, God called him to serve in Milwaukee as a youth pastor for almost 7 years, then moved to Revere MA and Served at Eagle Heights for 4 years before God called him back to Wisconsin to serve as the Senior Pastor at New Life Grafton. Pastor John has a lovely wife, Nicole, and they have four children: Ethan, Elysia and Kiera and Evalet.



We exist to help people know God through life-giving weekend services


We believe life change happens in the context of relationships.


The Next Steps Track guides you to discover your purpose and live the life God created for you.


We consider reaching people who do not know Jesus personally to be one of our greatest responsibilities.

meet the team


Ashley Gilgenbach

Ashley Gilgenbach

Children’s Director


Christian Jesse

Christian Jesse

Worship Leader


Kelly Bichanich

Kelly Bichanich



Pastor Art Scottberg

Pastor Art Scottberg

Pastoral Care


Dave Miller

Dave Miller

Church Board


Christa Christensen

Christa Christensen

Church Board


Greg Welton

Greg Welton

Church Board


David Scottberg

David Scottberg

Church Board


what we believe


We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible, authoritative, and relevant in all matters of faith and practice.


We believe in one true God, who exists eternally in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: Each of whom is fully and equally God; possessing all of the Divine nature and attributes, and is worthy of our worship and service.


We believe that humanity was created in the image of God but, through sin, was alienated from God, thus incurring both physical and spiritual death. Man is now totally unable to save themselves from God’s wrath, except by way of God’s mercy through Jesus Christ.


We believe that Jesus Christ became flesh to reveal God to man, and through his perfect life and sacrificial death, atoned for the sins of humanity, alone, for salvation. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as a sufficient payment for their sin.


We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily submitting to the Holy Spirit, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Jesus and His Lordship in their life.


We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Jesus. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.

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core values

Relationally Connected

We facilitate missional community

Active Faith

We don’t maintain – we multiply.

Focused Excellence

We do more by doing less.


Singles/Young Adults

Young adults, singles, and married couples without children. Come hang out and make some new friends! There are various social events every month! September is AXE throwing at AXE MKE.

Men’s Group

Join us for breakfast with our fellow men.  This fall, we will be beginning a study called Play the Man.

Mom’s playdates

Join us on Friday mornings for preschool playdates from 9:30-11:30am for food and coffee while the kids play together. Come connect with other moms just as you are. All are welcome!

Will meet at Willowbrooke playground now through the summer weather permitting!

Monday Night Prayer

Join us for Monday night prayer.  We will be praying for our leaders, city, and for God to touch the lives of the people in our community.  We will be meeting in the sanctuary. 

Women’s Ministry

Join us for the opportunity to explore the meaningful questions of life, go deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ, and connect with other women in conversations about things that matter. Childcare is available on request. Feel free to bring a brunch dish to share, or just come as you are!

Join us for the opportunity to explore the meaningful questions of life, go deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ, and connect with other women in conversations about things that matter. Childcare is available on request. Feel free to bring a brunch dish to share, or just come as you are!

Young at Heart 60+ service: 2nd Thurs 12-2pm

Whether you’re looking for fellowship, encouragement, or to grow in your faith join our 55+ group at noon every 2nd Thursday of the month. Lunch is provided.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at New Life Church. Please answer a few questions to assist us in matching you with an event or program.

Growth Track

Growth track is a three step process to help you discover God’s purpose for your life by connecting to the church, discovering the strengths of your purposeful design, and develop your God-given gifts to make a difference in the lives of others.

Step 1: Connect

We invite you to become a member by signing up for one of our membership classes scheduled twice per year. This is a simple, one time in person or zoom gathering to learn about the organization, beliefs, and leadership here at New Life.

Step 2: Discover

Discover your design. A class designed to help you discover your redemptive purpose so you can live the life you were meant to live.

Step 3: Develop

Develop your God given gifts in step 3. You will learn how you can make a difference through serving others.


The Diedrich family

Norway: serving alongside the Norwegian Pentecostal Movement by planting an English-speaking international church, providing training and education to pastors and church leadership, and evangelism mobilization.

The Liebe family


Don Bader

USA College Campus ministry

The Sislo Family


The Miller Family

The Miller family works through Convoy of Hope an organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreach, and disaster response.

City on a Hill

City on a Hill’s vision is to break the cycle of generational poverty and bring transformation to central city neighborhoods. Through a collaborative and Christ-centered model of service, we are working to restore hope, reduce poverty, strengthen families and foster social justice.

Teen Challenge MKE

Adult & Teen Challenge USA works on a Christ-centered model of drug and alcohol recovery. This means that we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to our addiction recovery centers. We endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.

Men’s Center of Hope

Robby Dawson Home for Women

Five undisclosed missionaries

Five other missionaries are serving in areas overseas. For their safety, we cannot give out any information online if you wish to know more contact pastor John personally.