Weekly posts from Pastor Troy, commentary from other New Lifers and New Life CityChurch news.

I was in prison and you visited me

One of the most sobering opportunities I have as a pastor is to visit prison inmates. My first memory behind bars is with my dad who is also a pastor. As I remember, I was in late elementary. We drove up to massive granite walls, parked the car and began the process of admittance as visitors. […]


This past week our family repainted and decorated the boy’s bedroom. Everyone worked hard over the course of the project and in the end, it turned out great. Similar to most home improvement projects, there was a vision for the room, preparation, hard work….more hard work….and some more hard work, and then finally we turned the […]


A few days ago, several guys and I went to Messenger Coffee for a cupping. In case you are waiting for a translation, according to Wikipedia, a cupping is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. For a rookie coffee guy like myself, this experience was awesome. When we arrived, there were seven types of […]