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Dr. Tom Atchison, also known to many as Pastor Tom or PT, is Pastor of New Life Pentecostal Church and the Founder of New Beginnings of Tampa which includes emergency shelters and transitional living for homeless and Veterans. Dr. Atchison has a Doctorate in Theology from Berean College, received the City of Tampa Hero of the year award from Bank of America, is on the board of directors for Mission Tampa an outreach of Seminole Heights Baptist Church, and is the Former Vice President, currently on executive board of directors for Hillsborough Opportunity for Progress and Equality (HOPE) a group of 30 congregations and mosques united to promote social justice in the Tampa area. He has been the Pastor for 18 years of New Life Pentecostal Church in Tampa and uses all of his 35 years of experience in his Ministry and Crisis counseling.

Dr. Thomas Atchison's Resume

Our New Life Staff Family

Executive Administrator ​Pamela Kloosterman



Pam joined New Life Church and New Beginnings 7 years ago.  She started as the Director of the Women's Program and moved on to ast. Administrator at the old New Life Church.

Since then she has become a vital part of the New Life Team.  Without her, Pastor Tom doesn't know what he would do. "She keeps the place running".

God is also plays a big part in her life.  She lives every day with Him in her heart!

Music Director

​David "Drew" Linthicum



Drew Likes to put a rock and blues inspired twist on classic gospel music, so as to reach people where they live. 

Born again August 2011, Drew wants to share the goodness of God to all of the unsaved.

Executive Assistant​Patricia "Trish" McBride



Her Journey with New Life Church began with her walking dead in her transgressions. Thanks to New Life she found the gift of Salvation thru The Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

She now works with our New Life Family and has a strong desire to share His way of life with others.

If you ever call the church, she is the one that will answer the phone. 

Veterans Advocate

​Pedro Velez



Pedro comes to us with a strong legal background and a passion to help our Veterans.  He is a father of 4 children and is committed to the Christian Values of serving others.

Picture of Trish coming soon!

7 Year Old Declan - Imagine

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