Pete Scazzero

Peter Scazzero is the founding pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York, and has served as its senior pastor for the last 25 years. In September 1987, he planted New Life and since then has watched it grow into a large, multiracial, international church with more than 65 countries represented. Pete is also the author of two best-selling books, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Nelson, 2006) and The Emotionally Healthy Church (Zondervan, 2010). He also wrote the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Church-Wide Initiative (WCA, 2009), a curriculum used throughout North America and in more than 14 countries worldwide. He co-authored the recently released Emotionally Healthy Skills 2.0. Pete is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin in Marriage and Family). For more information, please visit the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality website, connect with Pete on Facebook here or follow his blog.

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Am I Leading Without Jesus?

It is possible to build a church, an organization, or a team by relying only on our gifts, talents, and…

Emotionally Healthy Discipleship

This practical seminar will look at how to implement the unique missing elements of spiritual formation in 21st century churches…


The Emotionally Healthy Church Planter: As Goes the Church Planter, So Goes the Church

If you are seeking to plant a church, one of the greatest challenges you will face is doing so without…


The Leader's Marriage

In this Exponential 2012 podcast, Pete Scazerro speaks on how marriages, along with the marriages of our people, are windows…


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and the Multi-Ethnic Church

In this Exponential 2012 podcast, Pete Scazerro speaks on having an emotionally healthy spirituality in a multi-ethnic church. New Life…