Established over 50 years ago, New Life Church has been a beacon of hope and love in the heart of the Florida Keys. We’ve grown together as a vibrant, multi-generational and multi-cultural family of faith, bound by love for Christ and the waters that surround us.
At New Life Church, we strive to foster a welcoming community of faith, rooted in love, spiritual growth, and service. We’re committed to creating a haven for families, guiding the youth, and offering a helping hand to those in need, just as Christ taught us.
At the helm of our congregation are Pastor John and his lovely wife Maya Krainer. Their dedication, warmth, and deep faith breathe life into our church, guiding us on our spiritual journey.
Pastor John Krainer
John Krainer served as Director of Development for Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountains before accepting his call as the Senior Pastor of New Life Church here in the beautiful Florida Keys & City of Marathon!
He is a native of Maryland, born in Washington D.C, and raised in Baltimore, so he’s a city boy at heart.
He moved here from Denver, CO where he spent the last 14 years.
He attended Bible College at Global University and met his wonderful wife Maya at a Young Adults group.
John has served as a Children’s Pastor, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Outreach Pastor, Teaching Pastor, and Campus Pastor over the last 12+ years of ministry.
He is passionate about seeing people transformed by the Word of God and making heaven more crowded!
John’s mission is to see others grow closer to God, uncover disciples that are hungry to explore the calling that God has on their life, and invite people to ignite an authentic relationship with Jesus.
He and his wife Maya have been married since 2014 and have one very active son—Finnis Blue aka “Finn”—so when they’re not at church, they’re running after him!
John enjoys all things outdoors, get-togethers involving bbq, and cutting-edge technology…ask him about VR!
Nurturing the next generation with love and faith, our children’s ministry provides a rich spiritual foundation for our little ones in a fun, vibrant, and safe environment.
Our youth ministry empowers our teens to grow in faith, character, and leadership, helping them navigate life’s challenges with God’s guidance.
We’re committed to making a positive impact in our community, serving those in need and fostering a spirit of generosity.
We believe in the power of family to nurture and grow in faith together. Join us for engaging activities and events aimed at bringing families closer.