Leadership at New Life Burbank

Jesus is the Head of the Body, the King of the Church, and the Lord of all.

He is our True Pastor, and Chief Shepherd.  He is the one in charge here.

Jesus calls certain men to serve Him by leading the church.  

These men are called elders and deacons, and the Bible describes their qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.  

We believe the proper way to lead in the church is modeled after Jesus who humbly

 "came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:45)

staff & Leadership

  • Jonathan key


    Jonathan Key has served as Pastor of New Life Burbank since April of 2021, the first call of his pastoral career.  He graduated from Geneva College with a B.A. in Student Ministry and Mid-America Reformed Seminary with an M. Div.  He has been married to his wife Lorissa since 2019, and they are planning to welcome their first child in October 2021.  

  • Alan Armes

    Ruling elder

    Alan's former stomping ground was Pennsylvania and he graduated with a degree in Art (Philosophy & Educational Ministries minors) from Houghton College, NY.  His current stomping ground is SoCal, working in Film & Television. Alan and his wife Debbie have four kids, many pets, and enjoy exploring life in L.A., both indoors AND out.  And they ALWAYS root for the Dodgers.

    "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."  Ephesians 3:20-21

  • Phil han


    Phil has been serving New Life Burbank as a deacon since 2006. He is married to Emily with two boys, Elliot and Evan. Phil enjoys almost all forms of entertainment, including foods, books, film, TV, sports, etc., and most of all, his Michigan Wolverines.

  • jason ro


    An engineer by day and a family-man by night, Jason has been a deacon at NLB since 2008. Jason enjoys fishing, the Lakers and watching his kids play sports. Jason and JiYoung have three children.