Founded in 1988 by Pastors Stephen and Nancy Boyce, New Life Worship Center began as a tiny storefront chapel located behind Little Rhody’s A&W Root Beer Restaurant on Route 44 in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Over the last two decades, it is largely evident that our Church history has been in step with the blessings of God. Under the dynamic leadership of just six adults, with their three children, New Life has since developed into a vibrant congregation.
To accommodate an increasing Christian community in the New England region, New Life has responded by expanding its facilities on several occasions. At the first storefront facility, the 800-square-foot building was zoned to allow a seating capacity of only 40 persons. In a few short months’ time, the congregation realized that a larger space was needed due to its well-attended services and ministry involvement, and just six months later, another expansion took place. In the fall of 1990, renovations began on a 9500-square-foot warehouse located on Lark Industrial Parkway in Smithfield, and in February of 1991, New Life was able to move into a new sanctuary.