New Life Outreach Ministries serve Kelly Miller Smith Tower residents

(l-r) Pastor Dianne Bates, Founder. Feliscia Penn, Board President. Minister Camillia Jones, Board Secretary Earnestine McFadden, Board Treasurer  (courtesy photo)

(l-r) Pastor Dianne Bates, Founder. Feliscia Penn, Board President. Minister Camillia Jones, Board Secretary Earnestine McFadden, Board Treasurer (courtesy photo)

Rev. Dianne Bates is the esteemed founder of the Nashville-based New Life Outreach Ministries, which was launched in 2014. The ministry and their various programs serve the Nashville area, such as the. New Life Outreach Ministries also facilitates special programs and activities reaching other areas of Tennessee.

Each aspect of the ministry is geared to make participants feel involved and welcomed in a positive, spiritually loving way in a serene, comfortable, fun, safe and interactive ‘at home’ environment. Everyone is an important element of that agenda.

Over the past few months, Rev. Bates and her versatile team have put on programs ranging from basic ministry with refreshments and prayer to family movie or game nights.

Kelly Miller Smith Towers residents have been asked what type of events, programs or ministry outreach activities they’d like to see take place. Several great ideas were submitted and some were placed on the community bulletin board after being confirmed. Kelly Miller Smith Towers is a HUD operated building where the tapestries of leaseholders are elderly, disabled or both.

“Serving God’s people is what we do,” said Min. Cami Jones, board secretary, affectionately called ‘Ms. Cami’ by some. She is the founder/CEO of Walking in Purpose, Inc. and an onsite service coordinator for the Towers.

The New Life Outreach Ministries facilitates an array of flexible services for various age ranges and populations, either at their stationary site at 135 Lewis St, Nashville, Tenn. 37210 or through a travel mode schedule visiting the Kelly Miller Smith Towers or other sites. Services include parenting classes and GED preparation at the Bordeaux Library on Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm. There is also a ‘Step by Step Support Group,’ which is a Bible based support group that confidentially helps attendees to overcome their hurts and hang ups through the loving power of Jesus Christ. To date, that program has helped more than 200 people in the Davidson County area, successfully attracting over 80% of their members from outside their church ministry.

To volunteer, contribute, learn more or support the growing ministry, contact them by e-mail at <newlifeoutreach2015@gmail.com> or phone 615-596-4893.