Our Lead Shepherds

Samuel J. Casey & Tamika R. Casey

Pastors Samuel J. Casey and Tamika R. Casey are the founding pastors of New Life Christian Church in Fontana, California. The Lord led them to launch this dynamic ministry in October of 2013. Pastor Samuel J. Casey began his ministry 20 years ago at Mt. Olive 2nd MBC under the leadership of Pastor E. Winford Bell. Where he and Tamika were both active members, under the covering of Pastor E. Winford Bell. Pastor Samuel J. Casey was licensed at Mt. Olive 2nd MBC in 1994 and ordained in 2002.

In 2001 the Lord relocated Pastor Casey and his family to Imani Christian Cathedral under Bishop Jelani F. Kafela, where he served as the Assistant Pastor to Bishop Kafela. It was at Imani Christian Cathedral where Pastor Tamika Casey accepted her call to the ministry and began growing under the leadership of Bishop Jelani Kafela. Pastor Tamika Casey was licensed at Imani in 2002 and ordained in 2008. She served as the Youth Pastor in the Imani Power Generation Youth Church for several years and was instrumental in the success of that ministry.

           God has been in the midst of this couple’s relationship since they met in college. It was in 1994 that these college sweethearts stood before God and were married. Together they have three grown children. Samantha a graduate of The Lincoln University in Lincoln, Pennsylvania and now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Tamia, is also a graduate of The Lincoln University in Lincoln, Pennsylvania and now resides in Delaware and Kourtny who currently serves her country as a U.S. Naval Sailor.

In Pastor Samuel’s professional life he serves as the Executive Director for Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE). COPE’s Mission is to: “Build the capacity of clergy and lay leaders in small to mid-size congregations to participate in faith-based community organizing to protect and revitalize the communities in which they live, work, and worship.”
Pastor Tamika Casey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Master’s in Educational Administration. She serves as an Educator. Teaching is her passion and currently works at the district office as a Program Specialist in the Equity & Targeted Student Achievement Department in San Bernardino, CA. Pastor Tamika also owns her own Educational Consulting Business known as Casey Educational Solutions (C.E.S.) and is also an Adjunct Professor at California State University San Bernardino. Above all else, Pastors Samuel and Tamika Casey are a God-fearing couple that love the Lord and is called by God to uplift and encourage the people of God to have New Life! Together they strive to move, live and have our being in Christ and lead others into experiencing New Life with Jesus the Christ!