About Us

Who We Are

New Life Community Church is a rural replant of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church. PRBC was absorbed into FBC Mandeville with the intention of restarting the campus. Core Group training took place during the summer of 2016. On September 11th, 2016 the former PRBC relaunched as New Life Community Church. 

On September 12, 2021, New Life Community Church celebrated it's 5th birthday. Our vision at NLCC is to continue to see our community transformed through knowing Jesus. We believe that God created us to be in fellowship with Him and with others. 


Our Pastor

Derek Kitterlin is the Pastor at NLCC. Derek is married to Stefanie and they have five children, Allie, Tori Kate, Chloe, Riley, and Oliver. Derek completed PhD in preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2021. He has earned two other degrees from NOBTS, a ThM in Preaching in 2018, a Master of Divinity in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry at Leavell College in 2011. 

Derek's primary ministry objective is to elevate God's glory through the work of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because he knows that he is answerable to God for his congregation, Derek cares deeply about the spiritual condition and maturity of those he pastors.