Anthony Pemberton became pastor of New Life Apostolic Church in June 1981 and continues to pursue the vision and dreams God placed in his heart to reach the people of our community.


His ministry began at age 19 when he was filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Later that year he attended bible college at Apostolic Bible Institute in Minnesota, where he preached his first sermon, as a young teenager. 


He has been a minister for well over 40 years and in June of 2023 Bishop and Sister Pemberton celebrated 42 years of pastoring.


Bishop Anthony Pemberton is passionate about God, family, and church. He treasures being a husband, father, grandfather and pastor. In 1985, he met the love of his life, Michelle Reynolds. In December 1985, he and Michelle were married and she joined him in pastoring. As First Lady of New Life, Michelle has lead with such grace and humility. She leads as Church Administrator, Music Director, and Administrator of New Life Christian Academy.


Bishop and Sister Pemberton have four daughters, Krista Allen, Tara Farmer, Bethany Cornelius and Abigail Pemberton. They all have a deep love and passion for the things of God. They are heavily involved and used greatly in their local churches. 


The Pemberton’s are also very proud to be called Nonnie and Poppy by 7 very special girls—  Mikaila, Summer, Ryleigh, Victoria, Alivia, Sophie, and one little boy — Jachin.