Our History

In 1987, Pete and Geri Scazzero found New Life Fellowship, a multi-ethnic, inter-generational, inter-denominational church in the Elmhurst/ Corona area located in the heart of Queens, New York City. The uniqueness of New Life is found in the church’s distinctives: Monastic, Multiracial, eMotionally Healthy, Marriage to Christ and Missional.

Faced with the poverty of families in the community, the leadership of New Life Fellowship established the New Life Community Development Corporation (New Life CDC) in order to meet the needs and cultivate the strengths of the poor and marginalized in Central Queens, NYC, through community building with a demonstration of the love of God.