Our Story

New Life Community Church was birthed in the heart of Pastor Darnell Hammock while still residing in Fresno, CA with his wife and newborn son. The ever increasing reports of homicides and hopelessness in his hometown of Oakland burdened him to action. The hope which is in Jesus is what Oakland needs. While faithfully serving as the Executive Pastor of Pearly Grove Baptist Church, he was blessed and sent to start the God-honoring work of planting New Life Community Church in 2012.

After several meetings in the home of Pastor Hammock’s parents and prayer walks in the North Oakland community, a launch team of 17 people was formed. To introduce the ministry to the community, four monthly preview services were hosted in the fall of 2012. New Life Community Church officially launched January 6, 2013.

Since its inception, New Life has strived to I.M.P.A.C.T.

I-Intentionally inviting
M-Mission motivated
P-Passionate preaching and powerful prayer
A-Acts of kindness
C-Creating Community Partnerships
T-Thermostats and not thermometers


In-Person Service

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday

West Oakland Youth Center

3233 Market Street
Oakland, California
(510) 550-3858



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