New Life

Ken Heath

Senior Pastor 

Pastor Ken Heath is originally from New York City. He put his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a senior in High School. Ken later felt called to full time Christian ministry and completed his major in Biblical Studies at Houghton College. From there he went to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA for his master's degree in pastoral counseling 1984, and in 2010 received his Doctorate degree at Gordon-Conwell in World Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies (D.Min). Ken is married to his lovely wife, Mariann, and they have two grown children, and a grandchild.  Ken has served as the Associate Pastor at the Haverhill Alliance Church (Haverhill, MA) and has planted two churches (Hudson, Manchester NH). He serves as the Senior Pastor of New Life Christian Church in Hudson, NH. and Lowell, Ma.

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Sandy Birr

Director of Children's Ministry

Sandy Birr is a native to the Greater Nashua area. Her desire to work with children started when she was a high school student. In 1996, she earned a BS in Elementary Education and Geography from Keene State College. She went on to work in public and private schools as a 5th and 6th grade classroom teacher as well as a paraprofessional, helping children with special needs.​

After deciding to spend time at home caring for her three children, Sandy began putting her administrative and teaching skills to use in church ministry. Sandy is very excited to be serving as the Director of Children's Ministries at New Life. She is eager to use her many skills to help volunteers and families reach children in the Greater Nashua area with the gospel of Christ. In her free time, Sandy enjoys reading, playing the guitar, singing, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Charlie Vessey

Associate Pastor

Rev. Charlie Vessey spent much of his working life as an electronics technician. His life took a dramatic turn in 1998 when he placed his faith in Christ and began a new journey toward serving Him in the church. God led Charlie out of a life of alcoholism and worldly pursuits, and focused him on bible study and impacting lives. After completing ministry studies and the ordination process in the Christian & Missionary Alliance, he now serves New Life on the pastoral staff in the areas of discipleship and caregiving. He is married to his wonderful wife, Lisa.

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Karen Prescott

Church Secretary

Karen has been the secretary for New Life since 2010. She is a Hudson resident who came to faith in Jesus Christ through getting her kids involved in our VBS program. Karen has a unique ability to multi-task and be a compassionate ministry partner in our service to the New Life Family, and community. Karen has four grown sons and three grandchildren. When you have a question about New Life and dont know who to talk to---ask Karen!

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