About Us

Missionary Church

We are part of the Midwest District of churches in The Missionary Church, an evangelical Denomination committed to Church Planting and World missions. The Missionary Church, in obedience to Jesus Christ her Lord, is committed to being holy people of God in the world and to building His Church by worldwide evangelism discipleship and multiplication of growing churches to the glory of God. More


Senior Pastor

Bob Thompson

Growing up in Alaska and Iowa has given me a great appreciation for the values and love of the people in the Midwest. Working in construction, commercial fishing, plumbing, coaching, preaching and teaching has been a variety of experiences that have shaped my ministry at New Life Missionary Church. It has been a joy to raise my family here and to work in a community where God has opened up doors and hearts to hear the Gospel. The call of God on my life to preach is my passion in helping His church to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.



Associate Pastor

Ben Roed

Ben is the associate pastor at New Life Missionary Church. He oversees Believe 360, High school Sunday School, Tuesday Night Small Group, Men’s Ministry, and the Monthly Prayer Meeting. Ben works throughout the day for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. He and his wife, Peggy, have been married since 2009 and have two kids, Gabriel and Natalie. Ben is passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission and seeing everyone to their full potential in God’s Kingdom.





Layne Thornton

Murray Thornton

Mark Spencer


Clint Drake

Ryan Thornton

Mike Sayler


Joleen Thornton


Rhonda Russell

Education Director

Christy Green

Worship Team

Worship Leader : Peggy Roed

Members : Destiny Drake, Jarred Johnson, Erin McLaughlin, Matt Parker, Paige Sites, Penny Spencer, Bob Thompson, Chris Thornton, Michelle Thornton