ALIVE church began life on 12th January 2014, however this was not the beginning of the story.

The story actually began 30 years ago when in 1983 two churches in Lincoln came together to form New Life Christian Fellowship. These two churches were ‘Evangel Church’, an Assemblies of God church under the leadership of John Shelbourne and John Phillips, and ‘Lincoln Free Church’ which was under the leadership of Stuart Bell. The newly formed church benefited from the background of both churches and found a new identity with a vision to reach the city and region.


For many years New Life Lincoln grew in size and influence both locally and nationally. In 2007 we decided to launch our first location outside of Lincoln in Grantham. Since then we have seen other locations planted in Scunthorpe, Hykeham, Norwich and Wymondham with out latest in Newark.


We are proud of our history and all that God has done in and through us, but we are even more excited about our future as we make the declaration in our region that we are ALIVE.

We are a local church meeting in a number of different locations. Currently we have locations of ALIVE in Lincoln, Newark, Scunthorpe, Grantham, Hykeham, Wymondham and Norwich. Believing that the local church is the hope of the world, we have a vision to plant many more locations in the near future.








vision KNOWING Every person having a relationship with Jesus Christ GROWING Every person growing as a follower of Jesus within His church GOING Every person engaged in the mission of Jesus through the church WHO WE ARE

Faith / Relationships / Worship / Prayer

Evangelism / Discipleship / Generosity

Inclusion / Excellence


we value:

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Stuart and Irene Bell are the Senior Pastors of ALIVE, having led the church for over 30 years. Their primary responsibility is to set the vision and values of the church, to oversee their implementation and outworking and to set a teaching programme that promotes and inspires the same within the whole church. They also lead the leadership forums and take responsibility for the emergence of new leaders.

many locations

ALIVE is a member of the Ground Level Network.

Ground Level is a movement of churches advancing the Kingdom everywhere.


Ground Level's mission to achieve their vision is to create healthy churches, develop great leaders and to equip God’s people.



Registered Charity No: 1140435. Registered Company No: 7494717. A company limited by guarantee having no share capital. A member of the Evangelical Alliance. Part of the Groundlevel Network of churches.