meet the New life Team

Stephen and Jolynn Brown


Stephen and JoLynn have led New Life since 1988. Stephen and JoLynn have been married since 1982.  They have served churches in various capacities in Stanwood, WA, Juneau, Anchorage and Kenai, AK.  Stephen was raised in Alaska and JoLynn in Montana.  They have two sons and five grandchildren.  

Stephen graduated with a B.A. from Northwest University and with an M.A. from Azusa Pacific University.  He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Alaska Ministry Network. Both Stephen and JoLynn are ordained ministers with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. 

Scott and Rachel Phillips

Assistant Pastors

Scott and Rachel joined the Kenai New Life ministry team in early 2019. 

They were married in 1993 and moved to Alaska that same year after serving in the U.S. Army where they first met. 

This began a remarkable season for the Phillips with Scott coming to faith in Christ through the ministry of Wasilla Assembly of God church (now Summit Worship Center). Their time in Wasilla set the trajectory for their marriage and family as the Lord began a deep work in their hearts. It was at this same time that Scott began to sense a calling to the ministry. 

Over the last 20 years Scott and Rachel have been involved in discipleship, working with Teen Challenge, Churches and Missions Organizations to serve in the advance of the life giving message of the Gospel.  

The Phillips have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.

Joshua and Cheyenne Niemuth


Joshua and Cheyenne joined the Kenai New Life staff in September of 2020. They were married in April of 2019, and currently have two kids, Judah and Emery.

Joshua has been involved in student ministry since 2012; he served as youth associate pastor at Lighthouse Assembly in Petersburg, Alaska until August of 2014, and then as youth associate pastor in the village of Fort Yukon, Alaska from 2014-2020. Cheyenne has been involved with youth, kids, and adult ministries since interning in Fort Yukon in 2013.

Both Joshua and his wife Cheyenne have a heart for missions in the state of Alaska, and served as Missionary Associates in Fort Yukon. They are both licensed ministers with the Assemblies of God.