New Life Baptist Church of Los Angeles was started as part of Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles (MBCLA). NLBC began with an Indonesian Adult Sunday School on October 16, 1983. Then on June 23, 1985, this Adult Sunday School officially became Indonesian Baptist Mission Church. On February 11, 1991, this church was recorded in the State of California as New Life Baptist Church of Los Angeles.
Utilizing MBCLA facilities, NLBC had evening Indonesian Sunday Services and Children Sunday School at 4 PM. In 1993, NLBC moved from MBCLA to First Baptist Church of Alhambra, where both Indonesian service and the Children Sunday Schools met on Sunday mornings. On September 9, 2001, NLBC moved to the current permanently owned location in Baldwin Park.
The purpose of NLBC is summarized in three dimensions:
- Vertical Dimension: to worship God. This is an ultimate priority in our ministry and church growth.
- Internal Dimension: discipleship. NLBC is responsible to teach its congregation to be disciples of Christ, to grow and mature in their knowledge and ministry for Christ.
- External Dimension: evangelism. God’s people must be part of local and international missions, as ambassadors of Christ to spread His word to everyone.
May NLBC continue to mature in God’s calling in this world, honoring God through worship, and discipleship among God’s people and spreading the Good News through evangelism throughout the world.