Meet the Pastor:
Lance Work is the Senior Pastor at Anew LIFE Church. Pastor Lance grew up on a small farm near Fairview, Tennessee. His upbringing has been centered around church and ministry from early on. At a young age he discovered a God-given talent and ability in music, being mostly self-taught on several musical instruments as well as being a gifted singer and songwriter. God has always opened doors for Lance to use the gifts and anointing on his life as a worship leader, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, associate pastor and co-pastor.
Pastor Lance comes from a family of pastors, teachers and evangelists. His father, Pastor Sam Work, founder of Anew LIFE Church and Sam Work Ministries, was a pastor, evangelist and a missionary to many places throughout Africa and was called into the ministry at the age of thirteen. Pastor Sam has had and continues to have a profound influence on his son's life and ministry, even to this day. Pastor Sam Work made his "debut in Heaven" in December of 2020 at which time Lance was the associate pastor at ALC. It was his father's wish and dream, and moreover the plan of God, that Lance "pick up the mantel" and carry on the mandate from God and the mission to lead Anew LIFE Church to be a "funnel from Heaven to earth" and to preach the gospel of "LIFE, the way it should be!"
In March of 2011, Pastor Lance met the love of his life, Amber Clayborne and a year later they got married in the same church in which they met, Crossroads COGOP in White Bluff, Tennessee. Amber has a passion for God and a desire to see God's people healed and free and living in the abundance that is ours as heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. She is a gifted singer, prayer warrior and teacher, and holds a masters degree in business and teaches at a local highschool. She plays a vital role in leadership with Pastor Lance and is actively involved in decisions made regarding the direction and the future of Anew LIFE Church.
Pastor Lance believes that "the steps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord" and therefore prayerfully considers each decision that is made in life and especially in regards to the direction of Anew LIFE Church. With a strong background of ministry and authentic Christian values, combined with a double portion of the anointing on his fathers life, it stands to reason that Pastor Lance has always been a part of God's plan for Anew LIFE Church and Sam Work Ministries and has been chosen by God for such a time as this.