Mission Statement

Transforming lives through compassionately communicating God’s truth and connecting people into redemptive relationships.

New Life Ministries offers compassionate and empowering solutions to those who find themselves in life’s difficult places and who are missing what God desires for their lives. Family, friends, and churches want to help but are not always equipped to care for those dealing with problems like addiction, pornography, infidelity, anxiety, anger, fear, depression, and hurts from the past.

New Life combines a deep commitment to biblical truth with the best in psychological knowledge. We firmly believe that applying proven techniques for emotional, physical, and spiritual health is in accordance with God’s call to live in wholeness and redemptive relationships. And, we’re not afraid to share our own struggles, because we’re all on this journey together.

New Life isn’t focused on making people feel better. We’re focused on helping people do the hard work that will actually help them be better. That’s what true healing means. We take people out of the isolation caused by trauma and sin, and help them find the path and the process to a right relationship with God.

Through our live call-in radio and TV broadcasts, New Life Live! and Weekend Workshops, we provide practical wisdom and help people see that they are not alone. And by connecting people to a professional in our New Life Counselor Network, we are helping many find the intensive support they need.

Vision Statement

Reaching people with Biblical truth and the best in psychological knowledge for emotional, physical, and
spiritual transformation through media, events, and personal connection.

Core Values

Truth, Connection, Transformation

Our History
New Life Ministries, founded by Stephen Arterburn, began in 1988 as New Life Treatment Centers. New Life’s nationally broadcast radio program, New Life Live!, began in early 1995. “Women of Faith” conferences, also founded by Stephen Arterburn, began in 1996; and between 1991 and 1999, New Life acquired the Fred Gross Christian Therapy Program, Remuda Ranch, Minirth-Meier Clinics, and the Calvary Center. All have since been sold or closed. The New Life Counselor Network was formed in 2000. New Life continues to develop and expand our programs and resources to help meet the changing needs of our callers and listeners.

New Life Today
Today New Life Ministries is a nationally recognized, faith-based, broadcasting and counseling non-profit organization providing ministry through radio, TV, our counseling network, workshops, support groups, and numerous written, audio, and video resources. All New Life resources are based on God’s truth and help those who are hurting find and build connections and experience life-transformation.

Our New Life Live! radio program, still the centerpiece of our ministry, is broadcast on more than 250 Christian radio stations,  including most major metropolitan areas and SiruisXM satellite radio.  New Life Live! can also be heard or viewed on NRB TV; on the New Life YouTube channel; as a podcast; on the New Life App; at Oneplace.com; on the newlife.com website and on Alexa-enabled devices.

Our passion is to reach out compassionately to those seeking emotional and spiritual health and healing for God’s glory. New Life Ministries Resource Center receives thousands of calls each month from those looking to us for help. We look forward to the future with hope that God will continue to bless our ministry and those we serve.

Click here to learn more about New Life and how we can help you.

Call us at 800-NEW-LIFE. We have a resource that can help, and we are waiting for your call.

As a professional organization, we set forth the following beliefs which have been agreed to by the professional and support staff of New Life Ministries. These beliefs are essential to our treatment philosophy and ministry.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, inerrant, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He has revealed Himself in creation, history, and in Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in God’s creation of the world and humankind and in humanity’s rebellion and subsequent depravity.
  • We believe in the person and work of Jesus Christ, including His deity, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His true humanity, His miracles, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father, and in His coming personal return in power and in glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of the lost, sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ as one’s Savior.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to grow in the knowledge of God and Christian obedience.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and in the importance of the church for worship, service and missions.
  • We believe all human life is a sacred gift from God and is to be protected and defended from conception to natural death. We will uphold the sanctity of life and bring the grace and compassion of Christ to those who face the realities of previous abortion, unwanted pregnancy, and end-of-life illness.
  • We believe in the importance of marriage. Specifically, that marriage is a covenant relationship between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:24), and that a person’s sex (male or female) is determined by God in the womb (Psalm 139:13) and revealed at birth.
  • We further believe that marriage is a covenant relationship that is mirrored in the relationship between Christ and His Church (Revelation 19:7, 21:2, 21:9). And although the Bible states that divorce is permissible in two unusual circumstances (adultery as described in Matthew 5:31, and abandonment of a Christian by a non-Christian as described in I Corinthians 7:15), we will do all we can to preserve marriage.
  • We believe that all psychological principles should be thoroughly evaluated through the grid of Scripture, and that Scripture always holds the final authority.

1988 – Steve Arterburn founds New Life Treatment Centers (NLTC), a for-profit entity.
1991 – NLTC acquires the Fred Gross Christian Therapy Program, which has an inpatient hospital program in Buena Park, CA, and opens other inpatient treatment programs around the country.
1992 – Steve Arterburn and Dave Stoop co-edited the Life Recovery Bible.
1994 – NLTC acquires Remuda Ranch and the Minirth Meier Clinics.
1996 – Women Of Faith (WOF) begins with over 30,000 attendees in its first year.
1998 – NLTC sells WOF and Remuda Ranch, and spins off the Minirth Meier radio program as a non-profit entity, later changing the name of the radio program to New Life Live!.
1999 – New Life Ministries becomes the official name. New Life acquires the Calvary Rehabilitation Center.
2000 – The New Life Counselor Network is created. To date it has grown to over 775 counselors. In November, Every Man’s Battle Workshops launched.
2001 – NLM begins its monthly giving program, Club New Life. New Life supporters make an impact for Christ in the lives of many people.
2002 – Lose it For Life Workshops begin.
2003 – New Life sells Calvary Rehabilitation Center. NLM continues to provide Christian substance abuse treatment through its partnerships with top Christian chemical dependency facilities around the country.
2004 – Healing is a Choice and Every Heart Restored Intensive Outpatient Programs begin.
2005 – New Life delivers over 40,000 Every Soldier’s Battle kits. Post workshop group coaching begins.
2006 – New Life Weekends launch across the United States.
2007 – Every Man’s Battle makes national news. In February, a judge in Pennsylvania recognizes that in addition to punishment, a sentenced sex offender needed help so he ordered the man to read the Every Man’s Battle book.
2008 – New Life celebrates 20 years.
2010 – The New Life Resource Center and Warehouse move to Richardson, TX. New Life Live! begins to air on cable television. Every Man’s Battle celebrates 10 years in November.
2011 – New Life hosts its first webinar. New Life Marriage and Women in the Battle workshops begin.
2013 – New Life and Steve Arterburn celebrate 25 years.
2015 – New Life launches the wedared.com site, a 30-Day challenge for men to lead them on the path of sexual integrity.
2016 – New Life moved its office from Laguna Beach to Lake Forest, adds two new intensive workshops, Intimacy in Marriage and Take Your Life Back and the Life Recovery Conferences began. Life Recovery groups began to form. Launched liferecoverygroups.com that includes a group directory.
2017 – New Life launched the New Life Ministries app. Relaunched workshops Women in the Battle as Restore and Lose it for Life as Living Light.
2018 – New Life and Steve Arterburn celebrate 30 years and relaunched the Club New Life community to include a video library. Launched Interlude Couples and men’s Golf Expedition events. Launched Life Recovery Groups e-mail newsletter.
2019 – New Life launched the Finding Freedom workshop which was later renamed Emotional Freedom.
2020 –
As a result of Covid, many workshops transitioned to a live 1-day video format. Life Recovery TV began. Online groups were formed. Every Man’s Battle 20th anniversary.
2021 – Dr. Dave Stoop passed in March. New Life launched the Fearless Parenting workshop and resumed in-person workshops. Due to the success of our online format, we continued some of those as well. Added Group Leader Spotlight videos to the Life Recovery Groups website.
2022 – New Life launched the Coaching Network and the Transforming Grief workshop as an online event. Relaunched Fearless Parenting to Courageous Parents. Larry Sonnenburg moved to Vice Chairman and President Emeritus.
2023 – New Life and Steve Arterburn celebrate 35 years. Becky Brown becomes the new President of New Life. New Life Live! is awarded the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Radio Program of the Year Award.

  • Steve Arterburn – Carmel, IN – Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries

    Steve is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and the nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show New Life Live! He also serves as a teaching pastor in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Steve is a best-selling author of books such as Every Man’s Battle, Healing Is A Choice and his latest books, The Mediterranean Love Plan, and Take Your Life Back. Along with Dr. Dave Stoop, he edited Life Recovery Bible.

    Steve has degrees from Baylor University and The University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees and is currently completing his doctoral studies in Christian counseling.

    Steve resides with his family in Carmel, Indiana.

  • Peter Flood

    Peter Flood earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Denver in 1975. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Southern Illinois University in 1977. In 1977 he began working in his family’s manufacturing business becoming its president in 1982. During the 30 years he worked for The Flood Company, he maintained an active sculpture and ceramics studio.

  • Holly Hamilton

    Holly graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984 and with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1989 while working at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland. In 1998, Holly started her own engineering business performing cross-system data analysis, performance assessment, and solution development for the US Navy.

    Holly has been an avid quilter for nearly 40 years now and is passionate about Bible study, teaching the Bible, and serving at her church. She is enjoying all of these activities even more since retiring in 2020.

  • David Patton – Oakton, VA – President, Potomac Economics

    Dr. David B. Patton is President of Potomac Economics and has 24 years of experience as an energy economist providing expert advice, analysis and testimony to clients in the electricity and natural gas industries. Dr. Patton’s areas of expertise include market design and monitoring, merger and other market power analysis, transmission pricing, asset valuation, and congestion management.

    David and his wife, Anna-Kristina have three daughters and live in Oakton, VA. They are active at their church leading a marriage ministry, and are alumni of New Life’s Intimacy in Marriage workshop.

  • Stacey Sadler Smith

    Stacey is the Chief Clinical Officer at Daring Ventures. She is an EMDR Certified Therapist and a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS) through The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) which both equip her for her extensive work with those suffering from betrayal trauma. She is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate.

    Stacey also speaks to groups on topics like betrayal trauma, single womanhood, divorce and intimacy in marriage. Her first book, Understanding and Loving Your Child as a Single Parent, co-authored with Steve Arterburn, was published in 2022. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas State in 1988. Her graduate degree is from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She became an LPC in late 2010. She is recently married and lives in Galveston, Texas and spends her spare time fishing & enjoying the beach.

  • Doug Traxler – Oakton, VA – CEO Traxler Enterprises, LLC

    Doug recently retired from a 40-year career in sales and marketing. After 12 years at Wallace Computer Services, he joined a small start-up and helped build it into a national marketing services company. Doug has held numerous management and board positions throughout his career, and as CEO of WebbMason Marketing was responsible for the strategic decisions to ensure its future. Currently Doug is an Adjunct Professor at Catholic University in Washington DC, where he teaches Sales Management and Leadership at the graduate and post-graduate levels.

    A New Life supporter and fan for over 30 years, Doug and his wife Holly live in Northern Virginia and have 3 children and (currently) 2 grandchildren.

  • Debora Yeats – Carrollton, TX – Painting Contractor/Real Estate Broker

    Debbie has been a New Life supporter and radio program listener for many years. Debbie has previous experience serving on homeowners’ association and ministry boards. She brings her broad expertise as a contractor, realtor, EPA Certified Renovator, and entrepreneur to the New Life Board.

    She is married to Dean Peters. She has one daughter and 3 grandchildren. In her precious little spare time, Debbie enjoys her dogs (Duke and Bentley), movies, gardening, decorating and designing the homes that she buys and sells, and collecting giraffes.

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This policy governs all pages hosted by NLM. However, it does not apply to pages hosted by our partners, such as http://oneplace.com or http://tv.newlife.com. When you are on any of the NLM websites and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with NLM alone unless stated otherwise.

General Website Information Collected
NLM collects the following information regarding website visitors: IP addresses; pages accessed; time spent reviewing pages; devices used to access the website; site searches; location and traffic sources.

No Sharing of Personally Identifying Information (PII)
Personally Identifying Information (PII) is only collected when necessary to complete a request you are making of NLM. Typically, this means collecting credit card data, name, email, and address to process a donation or when making a purchase. All such PII is kept in a secure database, with the latest security protocols and industry-standard data security practices.

NLM will not sell, share, give, trade, rent, or lease your PII to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all who contact us will be kept confidential. Use of PII will be limited to the internal purposes of NLM and only to further the ministry activities and purposes of NLM.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may share non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymous usage data, referring site pages and URLs, platform types, click streams, activity data/time, etc. with third parties to help understand usage patterns and other site statistics to improve website functionality and services offered.

Information Security
NLM is committed to ensuring the security of your sensitive information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use a variety of the different Internet security methods when collecting or transferring sensitive data.

Credit card numbers are encrypted and used only for donation or payment processing, and are not stored in our database. We use any comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communications.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, NLM cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we use our best efforts and current security protocols to ensure it is secure within our systems.

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We will review all removal requests on a case by case basis. But, in some cases, we may need to retain your PII to comply fully with requests such as:

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  • To establish, exercise, or defend a legal claim.

Third Party Services
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Children’s Privacy
NLM does not specifically collect information about persons under the age of thirteen (13). However, we are concerned about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. In the event we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical.

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Leadership Team

Steve Arterburn – Founder and CEO

Steve Arterburn
Founder and CEO

Becky Brown – President of New Life Ministries

Becky Brown

Brian Blomberg – VP of Development

Brian Blomberg
VP of Development

Diane Gresham – VP of Finance

Diane Gresham
VP of Finance

Stephen Hood - Sr. Director of Operations

Stephen Hood
Sr. Director of Operations

Brandon Starkovich - Director of Digital Media

Brandon Starkovich
Director of Information Systems

Erika Greene – Director of New Life Networks

Erika Greene
Director of Coaching, Counseling, and Church Engagement

Jerretta Kirby – Director of Call Center

Jerretta Kirby
Director of Call Center Operations

Kim Dixon – Director of Events and Resources

Kim Dixon
Director of Events & Resources

Lisa Voyen – Director of Communications

Lisa Voyen
Director of Communications

Rhonda Sonnenburg – Director of Development

Rhonda Sonnenburg
Director of Development

Terrie Storm – Director of Human Resources and Risk Management

Terrie Storm
Director of HR & Risk Management



2022 New Life Financial Statement (PDF download)
2022 Form 990 (2.8mb) (PDF download)
2022 Ministry Report (PDF download)


2021 New Life Financial Statement (PDF download)
2021 Form 990 (2.6mb) (PDF download)
2021 Ministry Report (PDF download)