Because of our commitment to the authority and supremacy of Scripture, our doctrinal commitments and distinctives are summed up in the ecumenical creeds (Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds), the Westminster Standards and the Five Solas of the Reformation.


Trey Jasso

Trey started as an intern in the Fall of 2010. He is a graduate of Asbury University (B.A. Business Management, 1997)  and Westminster Seminary California (M.Div, 2012). Born and raised in Texas then Florida, he met his wife after serving in the Army, in San Diego.

He currently serves as the Sunday School Superintendent, and conducts  weekly Bible studies in addition to preaching weekly in the evening service.

Trey is married to Alaina and with his family he enjoys sports, music, and reading.

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Brian Tallman

Brian Tallman has been at New Life since 2002. He began attending New Life while in seminary and served our church as an intern and later as the Assistant to the Senior Pastor. In 2005, our pastor retired and Brian accepted the call to become our Senior Pastor. Prior to his time at New Life Brian served as director of the College Ministry at Jamul Community Church and as the Pastor of Lincoln Acres Community Church in National City.

He is a graduate of Bethel Seminary. He has also studied at The Master’s Seminary (2000-2001) and Westminster Seminary in California. It was during his time in Bible College that Brian was introduced to the riches of the Reformed faith by our Missionary to Uganda, Rev. David Okken. From that time he has been on the journey of learning how to apply the Scripture more faithfully and has come to love and cherish and proclaim the doctrinal truths presented in the ecumenical creeds and the Westminster Standards.

Brian is married to Andria, a graduate of Christian Heritage College (B.A. Biblical Studies, 2003) and Westminster Seminary in California (M.A. 2005) and is father of Trinity, Eden,  Karsten, and Victoria.

In his spare time he loves to read, hang out with his wife and children and spend time in fellowship with the saints of New Life.

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New Life is led by a plurality of Elders. Whereas Teaching Elders are ministers or pastors called to teach, preach, and administer the sacraments. Ruling Elders are undershepherds called to administer the government of the church and meet the spiritual needs of members of the congregation.


The New Life La Mesa Diaconal board is here to serve the congregation, to provide assistance to those experiencing difficulties and challenges. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance and would like to be contacted by the deacons, please click the button below and fill out the contact form. All requests will be handled discretely.

Deacons are called ultimately with the purpose of building up and strengthening the Lord’s kingdom. It is our collective desire to be used by God here, today.

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Church Staff

Roger and Emilie Felix
Door Keepers

Roger and Emilie are residents of the New Life building and keep an eye on things 24/7. Their diligence and hard work keeps the building clean, orderly and safe.

Allison Dossett

Our Administrator, Allison Dossett, keeps this church humming. She is a second generation native San Diegan and grew up attending a congregational church. She has been at New Life since 1981 and has worked as a support to the pastor and congregation for 22 years.Allison and her husband Jim live in La Mesa and have two grown sons and a daughter.