Pastor John F. Ramsey, Sr. is the gifted and anointed Senior Pastor of New Life Worship Center, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The church is an exciting and rapidly growing church. Under his dynamic and visionary leadership, New Life Worship Center moved from its initial 350 seat sanctuary (Kessler location) into a 13-acre 80,000 square feet 1,500 seat facility, in the city’s historic Traders Point neighborhood in July 2005. The church has grown to over 5,000 members with 30 active ministries. In 2007, New Life Worship Center paid CASH for a second location in Center Township at 3425 Boulevard Place to more effectively serve the Indianapolis community. The church currently holds three Sunday morning services in the two locations. In January 2011, the church opened a third location in Anderson, Indiana and begun a fourth Sunday service there at 3pm.
Pastor Ramsey attended Fort Wayne public schools and graduated from Snyder High School. Inspired by his love of athletics, he accepted a football scholarship at Miami University of Ohio and began pursuing an undergraduate degree in education. At the age of 21, during his junior year and motivated by the overwhelming power and love of God, he accepted God’s call to the ministry. It was during these college years that he began preparing himself to do the will of God on a full-time basis.
Prior to serving as Pastor of New Life Worship Center, Pastor Ramsey was the founding Pastor of Victory Christian Center, a small storefront church located in the inner-city of Indianapolis. Starting with just one member, Victory Christian Center grew into a strong congregation within seven years. Under Pastor Ramsey’s leadership, the congregation purchased a church site and completed payment of the mortgage in a three-month period.
In 2000, God moved Pastor Ramsey to accept a position as an Associate Pastor at a local mega church which sent 300 members with Pastor Ramsey to launch the ministry of New Life Worship Center on August 5, 2001. At the first service over 500 people were in attendance and thus began the vision of New Life Worship Center, “A Local Church with a Global Vision”. Pastor Ramsey currently serves as a member of the Association of Independent Ministries (AIM) under his spiritual father, Bishop I.V. Hilliard of New Light Christian Center in Houston, Texas.
Pastor Ramsey is a sought after preacher, teacher, and featured national keynote speaker for various leadership and development programs. He is most passionate about helping to strengthen families and is acknowledged for his anointing in the areas of faith, relationships, and financial stewardship. He is currently working on his fourth publication. His newest work is focused on relationships entitled, “A Marriage made in Heaven, but going through Hell”. His previously published works include “Smart Money Management; A Biblical Approach to Financial Stability” and “Armed and Dangerous; Equipping Leaders for Effective Ministry”. He co-authored the highly regarded book entitled, “About My Father’s Business; Merging Ministry & Industry” (Ramsey and Siegel). He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Organization of Disorders of the Corpus Callosum, a national organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life and promote opportunities for individuals born with disorders of the corpus callosum.
Pastor Ramsey is married to his lovely wife Alicia, a former public school administrator and current Executive Director of Ministries at New Life Worship Center. Together they are raising their two sons; John Ramsey Jr., Jeremiah David, and their newest addition, daughter Judah Maree.
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