About Us

Meet Our Team


Pastor Larry & Dee Griffith

Senior Pastors

Larry and Dee Griffith are the senior pastors at NLFC. Larry grew up in Girard,IL and truly gave have his life to the lord in 1984. The call of God was heavy upon him and he enrolled at World Harvest Bible School in 1987. He is now licensed and ordained through Rhema Bible Church.

He met and fell in love with his beautiful wife, Dee in 1985 and were married in 1986. They have two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Brooke.

Pastor Larry and Dee were formerly pastors of Family Worship Center in Girard from 1991 until 2007, when they became pastors of NLFC. “We want to invite you to be our guest at one of our weekly services. We say “come as guest..leave as family” because we know you will feel at home here at New Life Family Church! – Pastor Larry and Dee Griffith

Pastor Larry & Dee Griffith

Pastor Tony and Amy Sale

Pastor Tony &amp Amy Sale

Youth & Music Pastors

Tony and Amy Sale work together with the Youth (iMove) and the Praise and Worship team.

Tony is a licensed and ordained minister, having attended Global University. Amy attended UIS and holds a BA in psychology.

They’ve been married for 15 years and have 3 beautiful children, Logan, Ana & Keegan. The family wouldn’t be complete, of course, without their two dogs, Cooper and Mini.

“We’ve been ministering for over 16 years and we love every minute of it. We’ve seen amazing things happen already and know that God is just getting started. We love cookouts in the summer, swimming, hanging out and having a great time!

We hope to see you soon! – Pastor Tony & Amy

Pastor Tony & Amy Sale

Terri and Jay Privott

Pastor Cherie &amp Steve Roethe

Childrens Pastors

Pastor Cherie is an ordained minister and has served as an associate pastor and children’s minister for over 15 years.

Pastor Cherie and Steve serve together as a couple in the Children’s ministry. Steve and Cherie have been married for twenty-eight years and have two sons, Nathan & Michael. Both sons married in 2008 and two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Jessica have now joined the family.

“We believe that God has a plan for every child. Our goal is to lay a solid foundation of the Word of God in their lives, in order to fulfill that plan. To achieve this goal, we teach the Word of God to to the children at an age appropriate level.”

“We look forward to meeting you and we are honored to serve you and your entire family” – Pastor Cherie & Steve

Pastor Cherie & Steve Roethe

Our Mission

We are so excited about what God is doing here at New Life. What a great group of people we have here!

We have always desired to do more than just have another “Church” service. Our goal is to have a place where people can come together as family, to worship God and experience New Life together.


Young or old, you will find that NLFC is a safe place of acceptance and love for your family.

Looking foward to meeting you!

Pastor Larry & Dee