New Vision for Life started as a ministry for women that met on a monthly basis. One day the LORD spoke to, then known as, Minister Etta Banks and said “Out of this, the church will grow.” She was very confused. Out of what, and what church? She looked again, and with her spiritual eye, she saw the women of the ministry with their families. This was no longer a monthly women’s meeting, but a full blown church.
On September 1, 2002, her pastor, Carolyn Coleman-Seawell and Apostle Christina Holtsclaw called her into the office and shared with her that the LORD told them it was time to release her to pastor a church. With their support, we had our first service on September 7, 2002. We officially incorporated the Church in September 2002 with the state of Maryland. We had services on Saturday evenings and Bible study on Wednesday nights, which allowed us to continue to attend our parent church on Sunday mornings, Tuesday and Friday nights.
Etta Banks was licensed in 1994 as a Minister. In September 2002, she became Pastor-Elect. On January 5, 2003 she was ordained and installed as Pastor of New Vision for Life Deliverance Worship Center.
In May 2004, we moved to 3613 Eitemiller Rd where we were hosted by Windy Jordan and her Christian Academy, Joy Dine Focus. That year we join World Assembly of Restoration (WAR) under the leadership of Apostle James D. Nelson, of Randallstown, MD and changed our name to New Vision for Life Kingdom Builders. We spent 8 years in this lovely location. The fellowship between the ministry and the school was very rewarding. Due to the school’s growth and expansion, we had to relocate.
In 2006, Apostle Winston Trought and Pastor Jackie Trought, of Covenant on the Rock Family Ministry became our covering/overseer. Pastor Banks was then ordained to the Office of Bishop in 2008.
In February 2012, we moved to Owings Mills, Maryland to share a space with Pastor James Manigualt of Preparing the Way of the LORD Ministries. This was a good fit, as they were Sabbath Worshippers which allowed us to worship on Sundays. However, as fate would have it, the lease ended in March 2013, leaving us once again to find another location.
We were blessed to find a place to call home in Security Plaza where we presently hold services. We are located at 1724 Woodlawn Dr. Ste 2, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207. We moved in April 2013. The favor of the LORD has been with us as GOD continues to bless us over and over again. In 2015, Bishop Banks was consecrated to the office an Apostle.