On June 19, 1960, Rev. G.B. Jones held the first service of Hurst Assembly of God in a house on Pipeline Road. The congregation and twelve charter members soon outgrew the house and property was purchased at 812 Harrison Lane, the current location and campus of our church. The original sanctuary was built on this location. Souls were saved, weddings performed, and babies dedicated. The church quickly multiplied. Within two years, the building had to expand to accommodate the growing congregation.
On June 10, 2018 both Grace Covenant Assembly of God and Hurst Assembly of God voted to merge together as one congregation. They also voted on October 28, 2018 to change the name to New Life Assembly of God. We are excited for the future of what God is going to do as He united the body of Christ under one roof.
God has greatly blessed this church and congregation with anointed leadership and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Many miracles of healing, salvation, and infilling of the Holy Spirit have been evidenced in these past years. Three major building expansions have occurred and renovations to preserve and restore this house of God as a place of worship. This has been made possible by the selfless actions and sacrifices of the pastors, leadership, and many individuals who have given of their time, talents, prayers, and resources to make Hurst Assembly of God a place where the name Jesus Christ is proclaimed to this community and to the world.
David and Juliana (Julie) Barnett have served together in ministry since they married in 1984. They are lifelong North Texans; David grew up in Northeast Tarrant County and Julie moved to the area from Wichita Falls as a child. Together they have served in various pastoral ministries leading youth, music, and as interim senior pastors. They have also traveled extensively regionally and internationally in evangelistic and worship ministry. They are accomplished worship leaders, musicians, and songwriters, and have performed on many recordings and at live events. They became pastors at New Life Assembly in December 2021.
David is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and a Ph.D. (ABD) in Values-Driven Leadership from Benedictine University. In addition to his pastoral work, he serves the Kingdom by serving on the boards of several educational, benevolent, and missions ministries. He loves the outdoors, sports, music, reading, traveling, and cooking.
In addition to her role leading worship at New Life Assembly, Julie is the Director of Choral Studies at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, where she teaches vocal ensembles, vocal pedagogy, and worship ministry. She holds a Master of Music Education from Tarleton State University. She loves music, everything holiday-related, connecting through social media, and gardening.
David and Julie have four adult children, two of whom are married, and two awesome grandkids.
God's blueprint for the church is found in Acts 2 and our goal is that we follow God's plan for His church
Everything that we do should be led by the Holy Spirit and not by our own strength. Being led by the Spirit holds everything that we do together.
This is our mission statement. We believe that the purpose of the church is to equip the saints for the work of the Lord.
Your purpose in life is to worship God with everything that you are and do. It's more than just singing songs.
We want you to connect with God and other people in your walk with Jesus.
Our hope is that your relationship with God doesn't stand still, but continues to grow.
We are a church that loves to reach the lost here and abroad.
EQUIPPING PEOPLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Ephesians 4: 11-12 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
According to Ephesians 4:11-12, the purpose of the 5 fold ministry is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry and to edify the body.
Mark 16:15-18 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
The last instructions that Jesus gave his disciples was that they would impact their world with the Gospel, signs and wonders, power from the Holy Spirit and miracles. Our mission is that you come to church to be equipped and edified to impact the world that God has place you in.
Before my hands were effected from Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, and I couldn't close my hands or do much heavy lifting. After I was prayed for I am now able to close my hands and do a lot more work with my whole body. Thank you God for my miracle.
~ Michael, Empowerment Conference, 2019
My wife and son both are struggling with sickness, and I asked God for peace and trust in him. After prayer, God not only helped me in my finances, but has given me hope to better trust in him and a miracle for my family.
~ Jackie , Empowerment Conference, 2019
I was seeking for financial stability and healing in my body, after fasting and praying I got offered a job as a teacher at a local school. During the conference Philip Baker prayed for healing in my lower back, and I now have healing in my back and whole body.
~ Jeremy , Empowerment Conference, 2019
I have been battling with depression and I was seeking God to take the pain and bad thoughts away. After praying with my family and church, God had showed me the path, and I am happier than ever one healed me, my heart, and my soul.
~ Robert, Empowerment Conference, 2019
I have been praying for peace in the direction of ministry and family unity. My family now is stronger and better than it was before, and I now know that God is preparing me for greatness, and the best is yet to come.
~ Ivy, Empowerment Conference , 2019