Our Pastoral Leaders

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  • Senior Leader -DR. RALPH GODFREY JR. - Ph.D

    Director of NLT Bible College, NLTBC Instructor, NLTBC Council, Pastoral Counselor

    (Apostolic Leader) 

    Dr. Ralph Godfrey, Jr. is an international speaker delivering the Word of God all around the world. God has purposed Dr. Godfrey to build, challenge, and fortify the very lives of leaders, churches and believers. Along with his sense of humor, charismatic teaching and bold presentation of the Gospel of Christ, Dr. Godfrey has caused many people to rethink their position and purpose in the Kingdom of God. 

    Dr. Godfrey served as co-pastor alongside his father for several years but has since been appointed in the role as Senior Pastor of New Life Temple Church. He continues to build on the legacy laid by the founder and leaders of New Life Temple Church with great diligence. 

    Dr. Godfrey has expanded the educational component of New Life Temple Church originally established by his father Dr. Ralph Godfrey Sr., through the enhancement and accreditation of New Life Temple Bible College where he serves as the Director, an instructor and board member. Continuing the path of building and equipping, Dr. Godfrey was instrumental in the development and expansion of NLT Leadership Institute in which classes are designed to train, equip and cultivate each saint’s God-given leadership ability for the work of the Kingdom. Through his international travels and desire to expand the Kingdom of God in the earth, New Life Temple Bible College and Leadership Institute are now established in several churches in parts of Africa and the Caribbean. 

    Knowing that he cannot build the Kingdom alone, Dr. Godfrey mentors church leaders throughout the world through his position as Director of Fireside Chat Leadership Retreat Ministries. The ministry serves as a confidential platform devoted to reigniting the leadership vocation of pastors, ministers, leaders and men. Internationally, Dr. Godfrey also serves on the leadership staff of RTTM International Ministries which organizes and ministers to the social and spiritual needs of Africa. 

    Continuing his desire to spiritually build all who have a part to play in the Kingdom, Dr. Godfrey ministers with his wife in building and encouraging married couples to walk in their destiny, ordained for them by God. Together they conduct seminars, camps and retreats for leaders, men, women, and couples helping them to refresh, renew and re-energize their call and ministry in the Kingdom of God.


    Lead Pastor, NLTBC Professor, NLT Board Member, (Pastoral Giftings) 

    David Brown Jr. is the premier Pastor at New Life Temple Church. He accepted the Lord and Jesus Christ as his savior at the age of twelve and called into the ministry at the age of eighteen. Once he decided to serve the Lord, he never looked back. 

    Prior to coming into full time ministry, Pastor Brown was employed by Nutone, Inc. Because of his passion for people, excellent communication skills and his ability to lead others, he was promoted to management. Pastor Brown has served in various capacities at New Life Temple Church including Elder, Youth Pastor, School Principle, Bible College Instructor, Care Group Pastor, Elder Board Member and Counselor. He currently oversees the Christian Education Department of New Life Temple which includes Sunday school and the New Life Temple Solid Rock Foundational Classes where he designs training curricular and workbooks. 

    Pastor Brown enjoys counseling couples who are dating as well as those preparing for marriage. Over the past forty years, he has provided biblically based training and one-on-one dating counseling for Christian singles. 

    Like David in the Bible, Pastor Brown is a “Man after God’s own heart.” He enjoys working in the ministry and serving people. He has served on different projects throughout the Madisonville community. Pastor Brown has ministered at a variety of conferences, churches and bible colleges throughout the United States, as well as India and Africa. 

    Pastor Brown is the husband of Linda F. Brown who assists him in the ministry. They have two children David W. Brown and Kimberly Busch, and seven lovely grandchildren. 


    Associate Pastor, NLT Instructor, NLT Board Member, Worship Leader, (Prophetic Gifting) 

    Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of twenty-one. As he grew in wisdom and stature, he received the call to preach the Gospel, operating in the gifts of healing and deliverance. He is known as a man of integrity with a strong commitment to his church, family and the Kingdom of God. 

    Pastor Davis is one of the Associate Pastor’s and Elders at New Life Temple Church. He has faithfully served as the Overseer in the areas of: Men’s Ministry, Hospitality Ministry, Intercessory Prayer Ministry, Singles’ Ministry, Share and Care Ministry, Security Ministry and the Three Point Missions’ Ministry. 

    He has also trained instructors, pastors, and counselors for foundational courses, and he was instrumental in providing training to other churches. As the Leadership Instructor at the New Life Temple Bible College, Pastor Davis shares and instructs his vision on: 

    • Understanding how God equips leaders with Spiritual Gifts and how to stand in the office that He calls us. 
    • Understanding the Person of the Holy Spirit. 
    • Learning how the Holy Spirit brings revelation, visitation and impartation through worship and intercession. 

    Pastor Davis believes that God intended for Christians to have a prosperous lifestyle that exemplifies their close relationship with the Father and through intimacy and worship, God is restoring the gifts of the Holy Spirit back to the local church. 

    Celebrating over forty years of ministry he and his wife, Lucille are the proud parents of three sons: Troy, Matthew, and Mark; daughter, Jennifer, and five grandchildren. 


    Associate Pastor/Evangelist New Life Temple Church

    Tom Katenkamp Associate Pastor/Evangelist New Life Temple Church
    Tom first met Jesus and was saved in 1979 by the grace of God and then sovereignly filled with the Holy Spirit in a Charismatic Catholic prayer meeting in 1981.Those who knew him prior to that point were SHOCKED at the change in his life!

    With the same intensity he lived the wild life before coming to Christ ,he started living with complete abandon and passion for Christ. He was hungry for more and more of God, His Holy Spirit and His word. Tom was blessed as a new believer by being discipled by some remarkable men and women of God who moved in signs and wonders and had an intimate relationship with God. He was immersed in street evangelism and an amazing 24/7 prayer movement in the projects of Cincinnati.

    Tom’s ministry has spanned a wide variety of services and ministries (including but not limited to) working with City Gospel Mission, City Cure Basketball, Church in the Streets, God’s Property AAU Basketball, Kids Games, and Whiz Kids, Christian camping for kids through the YMCA. He has worked with YWAM World Impact Tour, John Guest Crusade and Power Team Crusades.
    In 2000 he was ordained as an evangelist at New Life Temple church where he remains on staff as one of four pastors. He is a major contributor to building New Life Temple Bible College both in the US and abroad in Ivory Coast and Nigeria. He enjoys teaching at the college and passing on his love of the word to his students. He has worked with Youth and Children's Ministries, Building Restoration in Madisonville, Prison ministry, Madisonville Streetfest, Celebrate Recovery, Solid Rock Bible Studies, Radio Broadcasts: Kingdom Building and Practical Christian Living (on in 8 states). He also leads a Celebrate Recovery group helping others find freedom from hurts, hangups and habits.

    He is also currently partnering with World Missions and Evangelism (W.M.E.) working with local churches to catalyze DMM(Disciple Making Movements) in urban areas using DBS(Discovery Bible Studies) in Cincinnati and throughout the United States.

    Tom and his wonderful wife Susan love Jesus wildly and preach the Good News with Signs and Wonders following. Recently Susan and Tom became chaplains with the Christ Hospital and received certification with the first ever partnership of a School of Healing with Randy Clark’s Global Awakenings ministry and The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio.

    Tom use to coach football at Elder High School and was a strength trainer for college, professional and olympic athletes. Today he serves the body of Christ in a similar role of a coaching, encouraging and equipping believers to fulfill their call and ministries.

    Tom and Susan have a passion for equipping the Saints, teaching and ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit and bringing people closer to God. They are sensitive to following the lead of the Holy Spirit and seeing what God wants to do when they minister. Their heart’s cry is for the lost, hurting and broken that they might come to the knowledge of Christ and to experience God's restoration.


    Associate Pastor, NLT Board Member, (Teacher GIFTING) 

    Pastor Anthony L Davis SR. has been married to his lovely wife Linda Davis for 34 years and have been blessed with 4 wonderful children.  As a young child he was taught to trust in the Lord. He knew as a child that he was different and not like other people.

    Pastor Anthony graduated from Hughes High School and then in-listed in the army. While serving guard duty one winter night with a fellow Christian he accepted Jesus as his Lord and savior. Although saved he continued to run from his calling until 1994 when he would meet a devout man of God who would reintroduce him to Jesus Christ and invite him to a class at New Life Temple.

    That invite would lead Pastor Anthony and Sis Linda to serve as armor bearers under the Senior Pastor at New Life Temple (Apostle Ralph and Ophelia Godfrey) for twelve years.  In 2008 Pastor Anthony heard the voice of God calling him to preach the Gospel and he obeyed the voice of the Lord. He had just lost his mother only weeks prior to fulfilling his call but with the strength of the Lord delivered a powerful message that would spark the coming of a new season in his life.

    Pastor Anthony and Sis. Linda stepped out on faith and for 5 years shepherd a church in Forest Park called Covenant Christian Center with their profound teaching and evangelistic spirit, young and old have given their lives to Christ. The Lord would speak to Pastor Anthony again in 2013 and direct him to temporarily shut the church down and direct him to return to school where he studied organizational leadership, church organization and humanity.

    After three years of studying at Cincinnati Christian university Pastor Anthony and Sis. Linda relaunched Covenant Christian Center. It had always been a dream for Pastor Anthony to do missionary work and in 2019 he accompanied Pastor Ralph Godfrey Jr to South Africa. At the start of 2020 Covenant Christian Center joined ministries with New Life Temple for the advancement of the kingdom.


    NLT West, Cincinnati, Oh - Pastor

    Pastor Keith Russell was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. His mother raised him up in the church. Even before he understood the call on his life, he felt there had to be more to his life than just being a member of a local church.

    He graduated from Thiel college with a degree in Medical Technology in 1993. In 1999, Keith moved to Cincinnati Ohio for what he thought was a career advancement but actually it was an opportunity to grow in the Kingdom of God. In 2001, Keith started attending New Life Temple Church.

    Keith has always had a heart to serve and a desire to learn. While attending New Life Temple Church he became one of the faithful men ushers. He attended and became part of the first graduating class of the New Life Temple Bible College in 2008. Soon after that, Keith became one of the deacons at New Life Temple Church.

    In 2013, Keith Russell married  Elene Godfrey. Shortly after this, Keith and Elene were chosen to go over to another local body to sit underneath Dr. Ralph Godfrey Sr. Dr. Ralph Godfrey Sr. groomed Keith and his wife Elene to become the pastors of New Life Temple Church West. Keith is extremely humbled as well as honored that God has chosen him to play a part in teaching people about the goodness of The Kingdom of God.


    NLT Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Bishop

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