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Our Lead Shepherds

Tamika R. Casey & Samuel J. Casey

The Casey Family

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 in 1993 at Mt. Olive 2nd M.B.C. under the leadership of Pastor E. Winford Bell. Pastor Samuel preached his first sermon on Sunday, November 7, 1993; his first sermon was emblematic of a battle of his life, "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide," from the book of Jonah. 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 M.B.C. 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, and Tamia, graduates of The Lincoln University in Lincoln, Pennsylvania, and Kourtny is their youngest.

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 Samuel is working on his Masters in Justice and Advocacy at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Tamika holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master's in Educational Administration. Teaching is her passion, and she works as a school site administrator in San Bernardino, CA. Pastor Tamika also owns her Educational Consulting Business, Casey Educational Solutions (C.E.S.), and is an Adjunct Professor at California State University San Bernardino. Above all else, Pastors Samuel and Tamika Casey are a God-fearing couple that loves the Lord and is called to uplift and encourage the people of God to have a New Life! Together they strive to move, live, and have their being in Christ and lead others into experiencing New Life with Jesus the Christ!

Our Team

Pastoral Staff

Associate Pastor - Calvin Cooper

Rev. Calvin Cooper was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He was saved as a young man at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor T. L. Wade and was later called to the ministry to preach the gospel. Rev. Cooper begun his ministry 30 years ago at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Wichita, Kansas, under the leadership of Pastor Amos A. Sanders.

Rev. Cooper continues to have a pastor’s heart of service. He became the Associate Pastor at New Life Christian Church of Fontana under the leadership of Pastor Samuel J. Casey. He continues to be led by the Holy Spirit and shares the mission statement of New Life of “Changing Lives…Making Disciples by Teaching People to Love God, Love Themselves and Love Others”.

Associate Pastor -  Calvin Rudolph

Youth Pastor “J. Calvin” Rudolph Jr., has been a member of New Life Christian Church since 2021. He supports and believes in the New Life mission of “Changing Lives… Making Disciples…”

Pastor J. Calvin’s life’s calling is to encourage and empower those that have a strong desire to do God’s “good work”. He has a heartfelt passion for individuals who feel (or have felt); underutilized, unseen, undervalued, and ineffective.

J. Calvin has served as a Spiritual Advisor to young men's association, assistant to youth ministries, and enjoyed serving alongside multiple church leadership teams. He also has a strong passion for discipleship and cultural impact.

Pastor J. Calvin’s transparency and biblical based teaching is relevant, insightful and applicable.
He has a genuine love for God and heartfelt love for people.

Additionally, J. Calvin is a devoted husband and proud father. Residing in Southern California, he lives his life to authentically reflect the image, character, and ways of Christ.
“If anyone belongs to Christ they are a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all
things have become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

Fun Facts:
Loves Fishing, Roller Skating, Camping.
49rs and Clippers Fan.
Extrovert at heart, but enjoys times of solitude.
Enjoys time with family and friends.

Minister - Quan Williams

Minister Quan Williams was licensed to preach by Providence Baptist Church in Ashland, VA. She earned her Master’s in Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.  She is also an alum of the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy. Working at the intersection of faith and advocacy is a priority for her.  

The biblical text Luke 4:18-19 is of particular relevance to her ministry: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” (NRSV‬‬)

Last but not least, she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and embraces community service as a lifetime commitment.

Minister - Andrea Brayboy

Minister Andrea is passionate about sharing her gifts through intercessory prayer, leading worship and studying God’s Word.  She loves the Lord and serves diligently and faithfully to empower people of all ages to live up to their full potential in Christ.  Her prayer is that others may come to know that no matter how far you fall, Jesus is there to pick you back up!

Andrea is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from William Woods University. She is employed by  San Bernardino County as a Program Specialist in the Human Services Policy/ Program Development Div. Married to Christopher Brayboy, she is the mother of two sons, Terrell and Xavier.  She is truly a blessing!

Lead Ministry Influencers

Sister Lisa Simone Jones
 STORM Prayer Ministry
Deaconess Alicia Picou
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Mother Bobbie Casey Golden Years Ministry (GYM)
Deacon Ronald Robinson 
The Mighty Men of Valor (MMOV)
Sister Gena Cook
Youth Ministry
Sister Angelia Watts Small Group
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Sister Alicia Rodriguez
Life Link Communication Ministry
Sister Lisa Hudson
Finance Ministry
Sister Felicia Jones
Judah Praise
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