About Us



NewLife was first established as Waldorf Wesleyan Church in 1966. From its inception until its relocation to the current property in la Plata, Maryland, in 1997, the church remained a faithful congregation of between 25 and 100 people. In 1999, God moved Pastor Mike and Tina Hilson to the church. God had given them the dream of seeing one small church become a movement of churches that could eventually change culture. 

Today that congregation of 100 has become the NewLife Network with a combined attendance of about 5,000 people each weekend. Over the years, God has empowered NewLife to launch 10 congregations throughout the Washington D.C. metro area. 

Whether as a free-standing church plant or a NewLife video venue, each of these congregations is busy leading people to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make and IMPACT!

NewLife is committed to moving forward in God's calling: building more than just churches, but rather a movement that will ultimately change the culture to become more and more like the Kingdom of God