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Rev. Austin Gilliland has attended New Life Tabernacle since July 2003 where he met his wife, Hannah Gilliland, who has attended NLT the majority of her life. They were both involved heavily in different areas of ministry while in the youth group, including bus ministry and music ministry as well as many other areas of outreach. Austin and Hannah married in September 2008 and immediately started serving as Sunday School teachers and assisting with the youth.

God has truly blessed their marriage, and in July 2012 they welcomed a handsome little boy into the world. Asher Gilliland is a constant source of joy to his parents and everyone else that he is around. Austin and Hannah began their marriage while attending IPFW where they both graduated with bachelors degrees. Austin works as a staff accountant at Farmers State Bank in LaGrange, IN, and Hannah is using her degree to teach English at Garrett High School.

In addition to Austin’s secular degrees, he also attended Purpose Institute at New Life Tabernacle’s campus where he received his degree in biblical studies. In 2013 he became a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church.

Austin took the role as youth pastor in November 2009, where he and Hannah have worked together serving PYRO. He then stepped into the role of Assistant Pastor in 2013. Hannah also is heavily involved in the music department where she sings and plays the piano.

Austin and Hannah reside in Kendallville with their sons Asher and Fitzgerald.



Bishop James and Julie Archambeault have retired from the position of Pastor after having been at New Life Tabernacle since September of 1991. They arrived with two young children, Michael, 7 and Autumn, 4. In the first service there were 9 in attendance. They immediately started reaching out to the community, knocking on doors, singing at public events, and getting the congregation involved in city events. 

Throughout the years, God has blessed their ministry, and they are currently pastoring over 175 people! Their son, Michael, a 2008 graduate of Indiana Bible College, BA in Music, is currently serving as Minister of Music. Their daughter, Autumn, who is married to Travis Crupe resides in Kendallville and all have been very involved in the church.

Before coming to New Life, Bishop Archambeault was on the evangelistic field for a year and a half. Bishop Archambeault was the Assistant Pastor and Principal of a christian school in Clinton, IN and also the Assistant Pastor/Youth Minister in Bourbon, IN. Before moving to Kendallville, Bishop and Sis. Archambeault pastored a small church in Dunkirk, IN for 2 years. 

Bishop Archambeault graduated from Indiana Bible College in 1984, with a BA in Theology. He founded the Kendallville campus for Purpose Institute, a bible college dedicated to the training of ministers and preparing their lives for the ministry. He is also the Chaplain for the Kendallville Police Department, where he also works part time as a police dispatcher. 

Sis. Archambeault has supported her husband through the years, working to help pay for his college, and dedicating her life to his ministry. While in Clinton, IN she began the Christian Pre-school for ages 3-5. She is currently working toward her BA in Christian Counseling, as well as writing a book for Minister’s wives. She is also the Promotions Director for the Indiana District Ladies Ministries. She serves on the the Noble County Domestic Task force while also working with her husband through the Kendallville Police Department, counseling single mothers and families in need. She works part-time as a consultant for BeautiContol. (Who needs make up, let me show you how to have the best skin possible!




Josh PeConge has been attending New Life since 2009.  He has been involved with various ministries including working in the media department, teaching the pre-teen sunday school class, as well as being a clown for community events.

Sarah PeConge is originally from Memphis, TN.  Josh and Sarah met at New Life at a mutual friend's graduation party in May 2011.  They were married in Septmeber 2012.  Soon after moving up to Indiana Sarah started teaching the pre-teen class as well.

They currently reside in Fort Wayne with their fur son Petri.