Pastor John Bopp

The Rev. John Bopp and his wife, Sherry, are originally from northwest Indiana, a suburb of Chicago. They have two adult children. John has a B.S. in accounting from Purdue University and spent nearly 20 years in the construction industry. Before being called to seminary, John served as a deacon and ruling elder in a PCA church. He earned his M.Div. from Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. John previously served as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) for seven years. He began serving as senior pastor at New Life PCA in 2014.

Pastor John Bopp of Your New Life Church in Clermont, FL


Elder David James of Your New Life Church

David James

David was born in Tacoma, Maryland and raised in Carroll County, Maryland.

He and his wife Linda have been married 31 years and have two adult children, Benjamin and Westley. David has a degree from Potomac State College and is a sales rep.

He loves fishing and working in his yard.

Brandon Phillips

Brandon is a native Floridian. He and his wife Jennifer have been married ten amazing years and have three sons and two daughters. Together, they own and operate a cabinetry and furniture business, Finer Things Woodworking, where Brandon pursues a love and talent for the trade he has been in for over 20 years.

When relaxing, Brandon enjoys camping and reading and studying.

Elder Brandon Phillips of Your New Life Church


Norman Heyl

Norm and his lovely wife Linda come to us originally from Maryland and his career with the U.S. government in accounting oversight.  While at his local church up north, Norm was a deacon and then elder for several years.  This institutional experience came with him as he became a member of New Life and we are the wiser and better run for it!  The Heyls have adult children and many grandchildren.

Craig Kodera

Originally from Southern California, Craig comes from the world of professional pilot, having flown for both the Air Force and then American Airlines.  He was called back to God late in his life and for the past five years has called New Life and its church family his own.  Always willing to extend leadership when and where necessary, Craig finds it quite fulfilling serving the Lord in any capacity.


“Professing Christians, when they meet together, should avoid all corrupt discourse one with another, and should practice that whereby they may promote the good of each other’s souls.”

Jonathan Edwards