Nehemiah Project

For nearly four decades, New Life Worship Center has shared God’s word, making a local and global impact. Through acts of love, we give back to our community and support international humanitarian causes. As we continue to spread the Gospel and prove faithful stewards over what God has given us, He continues to bless our ministry. Through the years, we have acquired land and constructed facilities that allow for more fellowship, greater outreach and a larger presence in the community. This is the Nehemiah Project.

Nehemiah Project History

The Nehemiah Project’s Beginning
New Life Worship Center moved to 1017 8th Avenue, Augusta, Ga. in 1985. As we continued to grow, this location proved to be too small for what God was doing through our ministry, even after constructing an additional facility known as Harambe Hall and purchasing land for additional parking.

In 1996, the Nehemiah Project was birthed based on the scripture Nehemiah 2:18, and we purchased 20 acres of land at what is now known as our South Campus – 3550 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, Ga. In 1997, we began temporarily holding services at Morgan Road Middle School while the Nehemiah Project was formed. We rented administrative office space on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta, Ga.
Family Life Center
The groundbreaking service for our Family Life Center, the facility in which we currently hold services at our South Campus, took place in August 1998. In November 1999, we moved into the new building.
Less than 3 years after we moved into the Family Life Center, we purchased the adjacent 22.4 acres of land giving New Life a combined 42-acre property. The additional acreage means we have room to grow and construct facilities that meet the needs of our church family and community.
Garden of Vision
In December 2002, through Pastor Regina T. Harris, the Garden of Vision was birthed. This fundraiser to retire debt associated with the purchase of the additional acreage was met with much enthusiasm by members and partners of the ministry. On February 18, 2003, the land was paid off in full.

The Garden of Vision is located at our South Campus on the left side of the road as you enter the gates. Members and ministry partners purchased bricks with their names engraved in gold plates. This garden serves as a memorial to honor those who have contributed to the Nehemiah Project in a major way.
A Facility for Youth
In December 2006, construction began on Wisdom World Care and Learning Facility and was completed the following year. This was the second building on our South Campus. Today, the building serves as the future home of our Youth Ministry. Services and activities geared towards our Kingdom Kids, children ages four to 11, and Temple Teens, youth ages 12 to 18, will be held in this facility.
Multipurpose Facility Constructed
In November 2014, construction began on the third building at our South Campus. This multipurpose facility was completed in July 2015 and paid off the next month. The facility is used as classroom and meeting space. It also doubles at the overflow facility when the Family Life Center reaches capacity.
Expansion West
In March 2015, God spoke to Pastor Regina T. Harris, saying it was time to expand to the west side of Augusta to reach souls and grow God’s Kingdom in that part of our community. On March 31, 2015, New Life Worship Center West Campus was established and held its first service at 3618 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez, Ga. Elder Claude Harris, Jr., Minister Danielle Harris and Elder Donald Walker were named Campus Leaders.
West Campus on the Move
The West Campus experienced growth over the next year, and it was time to move out of the storefront. After searching for a facility that met the needs of a young and growing church family, real estate agent and New Life member Bessie Dix found a church facility located at 3940 Desoto Drive, Martinez, Ga.

Following renovations, the New Life West family moved into this facility and held its first Life Class August 23, 2016 and Sunday service September 4, 2016. This campus has three buildings: the sanctuary, which includes classrooms and a nursery; The Nest, which includes a kitchen, offices, classrooms, and room to fellowship that doubles as overflow space; and a modular facility offering multipurpose space.
The Vision Campaign Funds Expansion at the South Campus
As we continue to experience growth at New Life, we have launched the Vision Campaign to help with our forward progress. Through the Vision Campaign, we hope to raise the funding to build our new 700-seat sanctuary. Together in faith and with God guiding us, we believe we can accomplish this goal.

Learn more about the Vision Campaign, Another Nehemiah Project.