Troy began his career in business for Automatic Data Processing before God led him to transition to ministry, first as an assistant pastor and now as lead pastor. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Heart of America Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Central Seminary. Troy has been married to Leigh-Ann for 21 years and together they have five children ages 8 through 19. As a family they love to swim, attend soccer games and serve together in the city. They are passionate about foster care and adoption, building relationships that reflect the Gospel and investing into the future leaders of the church.
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in humble worship
You can belong
in authentic community
You can make a difference
in meaningful mission
You can live for others
in increasing generosity
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More than any church I’ve ever attended, New Life CityChurch thrives at developing an authentic community that inspires others to know and follow Jesus. We come from different generations, races, and backgrounds. Some of us have been in church our entire lives and others are just learning what it means to have a relationship with God. We are imperfect people who are quick to admit we have failed God.
At the same time, we are amazed that God Himself has sent Jesus to die for our sins and offer us peace with God by trusting in Jesus alone for our salvation. Wow!
New Life CityChurch is made up of Jesus followers and we exist to deepen our relationship with God, our relationships with each other, and share the hope that can be found in Jesus with Kansas City.
We’d be honored by your visit. We’re not a group of perfect church-goers who have it all together. Instead, we’re a community with our struggles who want to see our lives continually changed by Jesus.
New Life CityChurch is …
a Downtown Church,
ministering in and to the center of the city
a Network of Neighbors
people from across the metro worship with us and serve where they live, work and play
a Kingdom Partner
we work with other organizations for the good of the city
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Meet our Leadership Team
In 1974, after postponing his emptiness for years, Dave placed His faith in Jesus one cold night in Minneapolis, and has been gladly following Him ever since. Dave is now the executive director for city leadership networks with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ in the USA). He earned his pastoral ordination with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church after theological studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the International School of Theology and the Institute of Biblical and Theological Studies in Budapest, Hungary. Dave has been married to Karen for over 35 years. They have three children, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law and three grandchildren.
Pastor Don served as senior pastor of Cross Points Church for eleven years, and now serves as an associate pastor with an emphasis on fatherhood to the urban communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Pastor Don formerly served the Washington Dulles International Airport as its senior chaplain. He also served as the program director of Youth for Tomorrow, a residential facility for at-risk adolescent males, as regional director for Prison Fellowship’s Mid-Atlantic Neighbors Who Care, a crime victim’s assistance ministry and as a pastor in Oakland, CA., Little Rock, AR., the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He and his wife, Hildred, have four adult children.
Jeff Shrout serves as Connect Pastor for New Life CityChurch. Jeff grew up in Grandview, MO and, after graduating from University of Central Missouri with a degree in Speech Communication and being discipled through the campus ministry of The Navigators, spent the next 15 years in the marketplace while volunteering in a variety of ministry positions. Jeff has been involved in vocational ministry since 2002. Jeff and Tammy have been married since 1989 and they have three adult children and three grandchildren. They are passionate about ministries that connect believers to Jesus and one another.
Tim Jansen is 29 years old and serves as the youth director at New Life CityChurch. Tim grew up in Olathe, Kansas and has been serving in ministry for over 12 years. Tim is also an amazing musician who has used his skills to serve on worship teams around the country. Tim has a heart for young people and wants to see a generation mentored by leaders who truly love the Lord and serve Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.
His flagship verse is 1 Timothy 4:12 "Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."
Jason Parr serves as an elder overseeing Worship and Community Groups at New Life CityChurch. He has been in ministry for over 20 years, mainly in the area of worship and creative arts. Over the past decade, his passions have grown and shifted to include other elements of pastoral ministry and relational disciple-making. Jason and his wife, Marsha, have been married for 18 years, and have three hysterical kids.
Gary McClintock serves as an Elder at New Life CityChurch. He has a BS in Business Administration from Ottawa University. He has worked in the banking industry for over forty years. Gary and Barbara have been married since 1984 and have three grown children and five grandchildren. He’s passionate about outreach and helping New Life CityChurch grow in both size and depth.
Mike Chirveno serves as an Elder at New Life CityChurch. He is the owner of ClearVision Consulting and an adjunct professor in the MBA Program at Baker University. He has a BS in Church Education from Calvary Bible College and an MBA from Keller Graduate School. Mike and Leslie have been married since 1981 and have two grown children, Liz and Nick. He’s passionate about building strong team members inside New Life CityChurch that are equipped to serve Jesus Christ, their families, their friends, their employers and their city.
Gabor grew up in communist Hungary, not knowing or hearing anything about Jesus. He became a believer at age 13 and was one of the first students to be involved in the underground ministry of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) under communism from 1983 to 1984. Gabor and his wife, Edina, joined Cru in 1991 and served in various ministry responsibilities. After serving as national director for Cru Hungary from 2004 to 2017, Gabor and his family moved to Kansas City to serve as the co-executive director for Cru Church Movements.
New Life CityChurch Blog
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