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About New Life

We Exist

So that people far from God will be raised to New Life.

That’s how we’re going to make a difference, and it’s the motivation behind everything we do.

Your Next Step.

Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose. Your journey has a next step, and we’ll help you find it. We want to help you become the person God has created you to be. It could start with serving, finding God’s vision for your life, giving, or joining us regularly.

You don’t have to take the next step alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about the lord and you.

Our History 

The Harriman Church of God was established on May 10, 1957 by Rev. Leonard Townley in an old building on Trenton Street in Harriman, TN. Shortly after being established the church bought and moved into a former tavern on Highway 29A which was where the church remained until July 14, 2013 when the church dedicated its new facility on Highway 70.


Since its inception the church has had eight pastors in fifty-nine years - Rev. Townley, Rev. Chester West, Rev. Alois Swiger, Rev. L.E. Keck, Rev. Charles Pruitte, Rev. Harry Shackleford, Dr. Ottis Ball, and Rev. Jeff Blackburn.


Over the years, the church has seen much growth and many changes. New Life Church Of God, formally known as Harriman Church of God is, and remains to be a place for all people to believe, belong, and become.

We Believe

In God and the Bible

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit..

  • That Jesus is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.

  • That Jesus was crucified, buried and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the intercessor.

Biblical Holiness

  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.

  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through the faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Spirit.

  • He was taken up into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father.

  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the Earth a thousand years.

  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

Christ’s Promises

Power of Baptism

  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

  • In the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

  • subsequent to a clean heart achieved through confession and repentance.

  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit..

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