About Us

Who We Are

New Life Community Church is a church revitalization project of FBC Mandeville and the Louisiana Baptist Convention. In December 2015, the former Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church 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 22, 2019, New Life Community Church celebrated it's 3rd 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 four children, Allie, Tori Kate, Chloe and Riley. Derek is currently working on a PhD in preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has earned two other degrees from NOBTS, a Master of Divinity in 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry 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.