New Life Baptist Church is a place to serve the Lord, one another, and the community of Converse and San Antonio, Texas.

Our church is a serving church, and we invite you to “to know them which labour among you” (1 Thessalonians 5:12). Our ministry touches every age from the Nursery Ministry to the Senior Citizens Ministry. Our heart’s prayer is that we may minister to you and your loved ones and likewise you will minister with us.

Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis  Pastor

Pastor Charles Lewis was reared in Texas in a Christian home and came to know Christ as Savior at the age of nine. He and his wife met in high school and were married in 1965. He surrendered to full-time Christian ministry in 1973. He began pastoring while in Bible college and upon graduation, he was approved by Baptist International Missions as a missionary to Colombia, South America. He served there with his family for seven years. God called Charles Lewis to New Life Baptist Church as pastor in January 2001.


  • Bachelors in Religious Education, Tennessee Temple University (1979)
  • Masters in Ministry, Patriot Baptist Seminary (1985)
  • Doctor of Ministry, Patriot University (1988)
John Woolery

John Woolery  Associate Pastor

John Woolery grew up in a Christian family in the Dallas, Texas area. He received Christ as his personal Savior June 24, 1968 while attending Lake Texoma Baptist Youth Camp. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. While serving as a Marine, he surrendered to the full-time Christian ministry.

He graduated from Tennessee Temple College Bachelor of Arts in Bible in 1976. He has served in various ministries since that time including teaching in Christian schools, serving as an assistant pastor, an interim pastor, and as a radio technician with the Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN). Since he was called as Associate Pastor in February 2007, Bro. John Woolery has been serving faithfully along side Pastor Lewis at New Life Baptist Church.


  • Bachelors in Bible, Tennessee Temple (1976)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Matt Green

Matt Green  Assistant Pastor

In 2004 Matt married Arianne and they now have 4 children. In 2008 Matt graduated from Bible College.  After completing school he took a Youth Pastor position in March 2008 in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 2016 God opened the door to serve as Youth Pastor here at New Life Baptist Church in Converse, Tx. His hobbies are bike riding and drinking the best coffee. “Not just any cup of coffee will do.”

Jan Lewis

Jan Lewis  Office Assistant

Mrs. Jan Lewis is the wife of Pastor Charles Lewis. She has served as Pastor Lewis’ secretary for 11 years. They have been married since January 15, 1965 and have 3 children. Jan attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated from Faith Bible Institute in 2006.

Jackie Woolery

Jackie Woolery  Office Secretary

Mrs. Jackie Woolery was born and raised in the Knoxville, TN area. She trusted Jesus Christ as Saviour when she was 10 years old. She met Bro. John while he was an assistant pastor in North East Tennessee. They were married in 1984 in Texas. She became the Pastor’s secretary of the church where they were serving there in Texas. She has most importantly been a wonderful wife to John and mother to their son David. She serves as one of the office secretaries at New Life Baptist where she also teaches the Ladies’ Sunday School class.