155 South Ocoee Street Cleveland, TN 37311
+1 423-479-5434
+1 423-476-4889

New Life Bible College

New Life Bible College is a training center designed to instruct students in how to grow spiritually and obtain a closer relationship with God.


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Our Founders

Dr. Norvel Hayes was a successful businessman, internationally renowned Bible teacher, and founder of several Christian ministries in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Hayes founded New Life Bible College (located in Cleveland, Tennessee) in 1977, and New Life Bible Church eventually grew out of the Bible College’s chapel services. New Life Bible College offers accredited degrees on-campus, as well as online through courses which are made available through the Global Campus website.

The New Life Community Kitchen is among Dr. Hayes’ many outreach programs, and enables New Life to minister God’s Word and hot meals to the poor on a daily basis. Dr. Hayes was also the founder and president of New Life Maternity Home, a ministry dedicated to the spiritual, physical and financial needs of young girls during pregnancy.

Dr. Hayes is known internationally for his dynamic exposition of the Word of God. He spends most of his time teaching and ministering God’s deliverance and healing power in churches, college classrooms, convention centers, and seminars all around the world.

Dr. Hayes ministry span more than fifty years and touched thousands of lives, and he went to be with the Lord in October of 2018.


Mrs. Zona Hayes-Morrow was a successful business woman, mother, and Bible teacher. She was the Executive Director of Norvel Hayes Ministries, the Founder of Action Faith Ministries, the Director and Dean of New Life Bible College, and the Senior Pastor of New Life Bible Church.

Mrs. Zona works side by side with her father, Dr. Norvel Hayes, in delivering the word of God with authority and power. When not busy fulfilling her local responsibilities, Mrs. Zona travels and ministers wherever the Lord lead her.

Mrs. Zona had a tremendous testimony of how the Lord delivered her from numerous diseases, including lupus and kidney failure. She had a burden to see God’s power set people free while meeting their needs. This desire has driven her to institute Healing School at New Life Bible Church, in order to help people receive their healing from God. Furthermore, she aspired to reflect this love not just in ministry, but also in her everyday life.

Mrs. Zona had a high regard for God’s Word and the authority of it. Her ministry was refreshing and practical, providing a clear, down-to-earth approach to the ways of God.

Mrs. Zona went to be with the Lord in November 2016, her life touched many around the world.

Bro. Keith Chancey
Overseer and Senior Pastor

Bro. Keith was saved in a lay witness mission meeting in the Methodist Church in 1969.

He began to minister in the Methodist Church throughout North Georgia and Florida as a teenager. In 1976, just out of the US Army Bro. Keith met Bro. Norvel for the first time in one of his Blairsville Georgia meetings. This was life-changing for Bro. Keith and it started a 42 year friendship with Bro. Norvel.

Bro. Keith has held a number of positions in Bro. Norvel‘s ministry throughout the years between 1988 and 1990 Bro. Keith was the Head Elder over Norvel Hayes Ministries. He has been a staff teacher for New Life Bible College, and the floor manager for hundreds of meetings at New Life Bible Church through the year.

Keith and this wife Mabel have ministered together through out their life together and seen countless manifestations of Gods power in their ministry. Bro. Norvel‘s influence can be easily seen it both of their ministries as they teach and minister.

In 2016 Bro. Norvel tasked brother Keith with the job of bringing his ministry back to his original vision and teachings. With the help of Sister Lee Cornelison Bro. Norvel‘s granddaughter the ministry is being restored and “will effect the world one more time”.

Lee Cornelison

President & Business Director

Being involved in Ministry her whole life Lee Cornelison is the Daughter of Zona Morrow and The Granddaughter of Dr. Norvel Hayes. From An early age she traveled all over the world with Zona And Dr. Norvel laying hands on the Sick and hurting and watched God Heal them.

She started working for the ministry when she was 12 answering phones and learning anything and everything she could. When she was 22 she attended Kaplin University where she earned her business degree in the same year she became the Administrative Secretary for New Life Bible College and continued that for 8 years She also Attended New York Institute of Photography and became a photographer in 2010 until she Took over the Business Side of the ministry in September of 2015 .

Since the Passing of Dr. Norvel Hayes she has stepped into his place and has become President and Business Director of NLBC and is going to continue to see that the ministry goes in the direction the Lord gave Dr. Norvel. She Currently Resides in Cleveland, Tn and is the Owner of InFocus Photography