New Life Deaf Fellowship partners with the IMB and with other mission groups to reach the Deaf around the world with the Gospel.
Catherine | Central Asia
Currently we are partnering with Catherine as she serves in Central Asia. To learn more about her work in Central Asia, follow the link below.
Josh Bonjour Pastor
Josh has been the lead pastor at New Life Deaf Fellowship since 2015. Before that, he served as NLDF's associate pastor, and he has also previously served on staff at Amarillo Deaf Church in Amarillo, TX. He currently attends Dallas Theological Seminary and is married to Libby. They have two kids: Noah (age 9) and Jude (age 4).
Sherrie Bodiford Business Administrator
Sherrie is one of NLDF's founding members, and she has served as NLDF's business administrator since 2013. Prior to that, Sherrie served for many years as an administrative assistant at NLDF. Sherrie is married to Cliff, and they have three grown children: Jennifer Hunter (married to Todd), Melissa Bridges (married to Andrew), and Matthew (he's in college and still single, ladies).
Kenneth Arrington Pastoral Intern
Kenneth joined NLDF in 2013, and he began to feel a call to ministry around the same time. In 2017, Kenneth joined NLDF's staff as a pastoral intern, where he is training with hands-on experience in the ministry. Kenneth is a student at Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Sara, have been married since October 2017.
What We Believe
What We Believe
New Life Deaf Fellowship is an affiliated member of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
Our foundational beliefs align with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
New Life Deaf Fellowship was founded in 1994 when three Deaf ministries were sent out from their respective churches to form a single Deaf church in Fort Worth. Aric Randolph, the founding pastor, served at NLDF until 2013. Aric now serves as the pastor at Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church in Tennessee.
In 2004, NLDF moved to its current location in East Fort Worth, near the intersection of I-820 and I-30.
It is our prayer that God would use New Life Deaf Fellowship to reach the Deaf in DFW area, the state of Texas, the United States, and around the world.