Kurt Jurgensmeier

Kurt Jurgensmeier

Pastor Kurt grew up in Northwest Iowa. After high school he joined the army and lived a fairly wild and sinful life until he met Jesus. An Army friend shared the Gospel with Kurt, God granted Kurt the faith to believe it, and his life changed immediately and dramatically.

After graduating from the University of Iowa with a business degree, Kurt went into campus ministry, and later started a very successful business that provided income when New Life was planted in Cedar Rapids in 1994. He has been pastoring New Life ever since.

Starting in 2014, God responded to Kurt’s desires for international ministry and gave Kurt friendships with influential Christian leaders in India and Nepal. This has led to a transition in his ministry to a greater focus on training pastors in those countries.

Along the way in all the ministry, God has greatly blessed his family with more than 30 years of marriage to wife Brenda; five grown and married children; and 11 (and counting) awesome grandchildren! Pastor Kurt believes it would be hard to meet a man more blessed than he.

Ben Hunt