Our senior pastor is Rev. Nick J. Bitakis, who has been in pastoral ministry since 1973. He has pastored New Life Christian Fellowship since January 1989. “Pastor Nick” as he is commonly called, is married to Patricia who is a partner in ministry with him.
Pastor Nick and Pat have two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren who are actively involved in the ministry at New Life. Pastor Nick Bitakis is a native of Chicago, and converted to Christ in 1965. It was while he was an accountant that the Lord called him into the pastoral ministry. Although he went to different schools, he received his main Bible School education at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and graduated in 1972. He took the Pastor’s Course with a New Testament Greek emphasis.
During Pastor Nick’s lifetime pastoral ministry, he had the privilege to work and minister at the historic Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. The vision and heart of Pastor Nick is to reach people for Christ, teach and equip believers for ministry.