Our Story

  • 2011
    Pastor Jesse flew into Des Moines while in the USA ministering at a number of church’s and youth ministries. As he got off the plane in minus 20 degree temperatures, he felt the Lord say WELCOME HOME. At the moment, he immediately felt like Des Moines was his home. January 2011 is the moment God birthed the vision for Eternity Church in Pastor Jesse and Laurens hearts.
  • 2012
    Pastor Jesse and Lauren Newman responded to the call of God to plant a church in Des Moines, Iowa. There was already a passionate team of believers meeting in a theater in West Des Moines just waiting to do what God had put on their hearts. The Newman’s moved their family from Australia to lead this wonderful group of people on an exciting church planting journey. By the end of 2012 the church was growing significantly requiring a move into a larger facility. So a new home was found at 2000 NW 100th St, in Clive - the neighboring suburb.
  • 2013
    Eternity church grew significantly, and people got saved in every service.
  • 2014
    Eternity Church continued to grow and began running two services. Salvation’s still in every service. Youth and Kids pastors are hired, and both of these programs grow significantly - Eternity invests into the lives of our children. 
  • 2015
    Eternity Church doubles in size and begins to realize the reality that they will need to purchase a facility soon. 
  • 2016
    Eternity Church continued to grow at an amazing pace - seeing people meet Jesus every weekend. The facilities at 2000 NW 100th St. in Clive were purchased.
  • 2017
    Continued growth and favor on our church meant we needed to add a third service to make room for all the God is doing. There are now two services every Sunday morning and an evening service every Saturday night. Eternity experienced so much growth in 2017 that the church began planning for a remodel of the entire facilities.
  • 2018
    Eternity is becoming known around the city, and central Iowa as the place to go and find hope, acceptance and joy in Gods presence. Prior to 2018 our facilities did not reflect the welcoming and embracing culture that exists inside the walls of our building and so we began a remodel of the facilities that includes a facelift outside, entirely new auditorium from the stage to the seating and a remodeled student ministries wing, restrooms, foyer and offices.

God is blessing us as we remain passionate about winning the lost, leading people into more meaningful relationships with Jesus, and living a joy filled life!

We are excited about what God is doing here, and we encourage you to come and check it out.

We’d love to have ya, and we love ya heaps!

We are passionate about every person God created. Always willing to GO to our community, and show them Jesus lives, and “He Makes All Things New”.

We GROW as we spend time with God, in His presence. It is only by God’s power and in His presence that we become OVERCOMERS and are able to live this life to His glory – Growing in our relationship, knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ.

This blessed life will overflow from within us personally, and from within our church corporately into the community around us. His favor and blessing on us overflows.

We believe in church planting and seeing Christ’s love flow into communities and bringing incredible transformation.

Statement of Faith

and associations

Eternity Church is a part of the Hillsong Leadership Network, and the Association of Related Churches.

Eternity Church agrees, and believes in the National Association of Evangelicals statement of faith as follows.

What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Dear God,
I believe that Jesus is the son of God
I believe that he died on the cross, for my sins.
I believe he rose again
To give me new life, hope, joy, peace, and everlasting life.
Please forgive me, for the things I’ve done wrong
You call it sin
Help me, to be, all that you designed me to be
In the name of Jesus Christ, I receive this new life