Next Level Church began as a dream in the heart of Lead Pastor Joshua Gagnon to start a church where people who were far from God would want to attend. He knew that God had called him to plant a church in New England, where fewer people go to church than anywhere else in our country. In spite of being told that churches couldn't grow in New England, Joshua and his wife Jennifer believed that God wanted to transform the entire region through the love of Jesus.
On March 23, 2008, Easter Sunday, NLC launched as a part of the ARC (Association of Related Churches) with a vision to love people far from God and move them to life in Christ. NLC saw God do amazing things that day as huge crowds came and were transformed by Christ, and the vision has remained steadfast every since.
Through the power of God, over 1000 confirmed people have made the decision to follow Christ at NLC! Next Level's Somersworth location meets at 436 Route 108 in it's brand new permanent building. Next Level's Portland location opened on 10.10.10 and now meets in its own permanent facility, located at 1053 Forest Ave in Portland. NLC Epping meets at O'Neil Cinemas at Brickyard Square. NLC's newest location, NLC Portsmouth, meets at the Cinemagic Theater (2454 Lafayette Road). NLC North Shore is currently meeting weekly to build a team of people passionate about reaching the North Shore for Jesus.
And the most exciting part of the story is that the best is yet to come! God has dreams for His church bigger than we could ever ask or imagine, and Next Level Church will continue to press forward into Jesus' plan for His church by doing things no one else is doing in order to reach people no one else is reaching.