PO Box 4189
Lexington KY 40544
Contact Information
Address PO Box 4189
Lexington, KY 40544
Phone (859) 230-3385
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Financial donations can be made by check by mail or in person at our office.

In-kind donations such as gently used items for Yard Sales, meals for shut-ins, and volunteer time in our Community Center or Children's Ministry are also always appreciated.  Currently we need volunteers for the following:

*NOTE: The Wednesday and Friday activities occur at Thoroughbred Crossings Community Center, 1346 Village Dr., #D-7.  The Sunday activities are at Iglesia Nueva Vida.

Childcare: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:15 p.m.  Need: 2-3 volunteers once a month. 
We can use a total of 12 volunteers.  Responsibilities: caring for children ages 1-12, including activities, games, and snacks (provided by Iglesia Nueva Vida).  Requirement: Age 18+ or with adult; Spanish is not required but beneficial.
Childcare: Fridays, 7:00-9:30 p.m.  Need: 3-4 volunteers once a month.  We can use a total of 16 volunteers.  Responsibilities: caring for children ages 1-12, including activities, games, and snacks (provided by INV). Requirement: Age 18+ or with adult; Spanish is not required but beneficial.


Children’s Ministry Volunteers: Sundays, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Need: 3-5 volunteers once a month.  We can use a total of 12 volunteers.  Responsibilities: caring for children ages birth-12, including lesson, activities, games, song, and snacks.  These are provided by INV, but we can work with outside resources/materials as well. Requirement: Age 18+ or with adult; Spanish is not required but recommended.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
Iglesia Nueva Vida exists to share the hope of Jesus with the Latino population of Central Kentucky through dynamic worship, relevant stories, and solid, personal growth.
Our Community Center's mission is to inspire hope in families, children, and youth in ways that are culturally-relevant and multi-generational, overcoming personal and family barriers and building self-esteem.
Background Statement Iglesia Nueva Vida was founded in 2004 as an expansion of Southland Christian Church's Hispanic Ministry.  Currently the church meets in Open Door Church on Addison Avenue for their Sunday evening services and has their offices and mid-week services at Thoroughbred Crossing Community Center, located in the apartments by the same name on Village Drive.  Nueva Vida and its Community Center reach out primarily to immigrant Hispanic families, providing regular meetings for encouragement, prayer, and Bible study, leadership development classes for families, educational development through GED classes for youth and adults, classes for drug, alcohol, and addiction recovery, and general counseling and community development.
Impact Statement
Last year our organization and Community Center helped 10 couples through our marriage enrichment program, 25 kids through our Saturday clubs, 15 families through our leadership development training, and more than 30 students with our GED classes.  We have also expanded our staff to include counseling and administrative services.
Our current goals are to find a location to expand our activities and services, including a building program aimed at raising $100,000, as well as to move to a model of team-leadership to better meet the growing needs of the families in our community.
Needs Statement
Our most pressing need is currently a space of our own.  We have our main meetings on Sundays in a rented church building, and our offices and mid-week activities are in a Community Center that we manage in exchange for the space, but we dream of one day having our own location.  This is especially important considering that we work with many low-income, immigrant families, who are transient themselves.  Giving them a stable location for the development of their family is as important as giving them hope.
Several other important needs are volunteers (especially Spanish-speaking) and programs for youth and parents.  The youth population in Cardinal Valley, and the immigrant population in Fayette County in general, is exploding.  When we look at gang activities and drop-out rates of larger cities like Indianapolis and Nashville, we can see our future, and we need to do whatever it takes to encourage and motivate this upcoming generation.
CEO/Executive Director Statement After three years of leading Southland Christian Church's Hispanic Ministry and eight years at Nueva Vida, I can honestly say that I've never been prouder to serve with a group of Latino leaders.  The leadership at Nueva Vida is the best.  This church is humble, hard-working, generous, and compassionate, always exploring unique ways to match resources with needs to share hope, and it is my honor to be a part of this work of God.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Minority Rights
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Elementary & Secondary Schools
Geographic Areas Served
Cardinal Valley (40504) and immigrant neighborhoods in Central Kentucky (40511, 40508, 40503, 40502, 40356, 40324, 41031, etc.)
Board Chair
Board Chair Rev. Charles Martin Knox III
Company Affiliation Iglesia Nueva Vida
Board Members
Arsenio Benitez Community VolunteerVoting
Teresa Guadalupe Miranda-Martinez Community VolunteerVoting
Claudio Quispe-Salazar Community VolunteerVoting
Agustin Ramirez-Hernandez Community VolunteerVoting
Julio Cesar Ramirez-Hernandez Community VolunteerVoting
Juan Jose Rodriguez Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 6
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Rev. Charles Martin Knox III
Term Start Jan 2004
Email carlos@invlex.org
1995-1999 B.A., Asbury University
2000-2001 Administrative Assistant, First Alliance Church 
2001-2004 Hispanic Ministry Director, Southland Christian Church 
2001-2007 M.Div., Asbury Seminary
2004-Present Founding Pastor/CEO, Iglesia Nueva Vida
2010-Present Coordinator, Thoroughbred Crossing Community Center 
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 85
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description Classes for Spanish-speaking youth and adults to study for and obtain their G.E.D.  These classes are offered on Monday and Thursday evenings and offer study groups based on level of preparedness.
Budget 5000
Population Served , ,
Description These courses are offered on Fridays in a semester-type format and include training in conflict resolution, emotional balance, family/work planning, long-term goal setting, and family and community leadership.
Budget 15000
Population Served , ,
Description Every Saturday afternoon volunteers meet with children from the neighborhood for a club that includes food, games, a lesson, and mentoring.
Budget 3000
Population Served , ,
Description Each summer Nueva Vida and Thoroughbred Crossing Community Center offer marriage enrichment classes to help couples to treat each other respectfully and provide healthy models for their children.  The schedule for these classes is typically weekly during the summer.
Budget 10000
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
MNC Member of the YearMigrant Network Coalition2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2013
Projected Revenue $85,000.00
Projected Expenses $120,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$78,820$75,373$81,294
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$7,756--$586
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$61,796$61,042$61,052
Administration Expense$6,567$8,986$8,622
Fundraising Expense$5,818$2,985$2,870
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.181.061.16
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%84%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%4%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$15,000$10,000$5,000
Current Assets$114,168$109,168$104,168
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$129,168$119,168$109,168
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Renovation/Purchase of building
Goal $100,000.00
Dates Jan 2013 to Dec 2015
Amount Raised To Date 5000 as of Jan 2013
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Exempt
Foundation Staff Comments
This organization is not required to submit 990s. Financial information was provided by the organization.
Address PO Box 4189
Lexington, KY 40544
Primary Phone 859 230-3385
Contact Email carlos@invlex.org
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Charles Martin Knox III
Board Chair Rev. Charles Martin Knox III
Board Chair Company Affiliation Iglesia Nueva Vida