Pastor & Staff

Richard Paul


Bro. Richard has served as lead pastor of New Life Baptist Church since May 2019. Prior to becoming pastor of New Life Baptist Church, he served as a pulpit supply minister for the Baldwin Baptist Association and as deacon at Stapleton Baptist Church. Bro. Richard is also an Assistant Principal at Baldwin County High School, where he serves in the public school mission field on a daily basis. As an expository preacher, his foundation is in the scripture where he enjoys exposing the meaning of the scriptures and applying it to everyday life. He is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama. He is married to Cindy and has two children, Abbi and Thomas.

Worship Leader

Worship leader

New Life Baptist Church is in the process of seeking a part-time worship leader.

Nic Gray

Youth Pastor

Nic and his wife Annie have served as the leaders of the New Life Baptist's IMPACT Youth group since 2013. Nic and Annie are both natives of Baldwin County and have been active in New Life Baptist Church for many years. Nic holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and works as an architect for Watermark Design Group, LLC. He and Annie have 1 son, Noah, and live in the New Life Community. Nic leads Bible based studies with our youth to help them during this transitional time in their life. They are taught Christian approaches to numerous life situations which they will be or have been faced with in middle school and high school.