Louis C. Love, Jr. was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He and
Jamie were married February 10, 1979. Louis and his family moved to
Dallas, Texas where he and Jamie attended the Dallas Bible College. Four
years later he and his family returned to South Bend where he pastored two
Churches, New Hope Baptist Church and New Life Bible Baptist Church.
Louis and his family moved to Lake County Illinois in 1992 and became
members of First Southern Baptist Church in Waukegan under the
Pastorate of Mitchell Dowell. Following in the steps of his great grandfather
Abraham Bunting, and desiring to impact the Church with the truth of the
Gospel, Louis sensed the call to become a Church planter and it was at this
time in 1997 that he planted the New Life Fellowship Church in Vernon Hills.
What began as a Church plant built upon the expository preaching of the
Word of God, quickly blossomed into a heart-felt urgency to spread the
truth of the Historic teachings of the Reformation to the people of central
Louis in his spare time (though limited) can be found reading and
discussing theological works from the Puritan era with Jamie, rummaging
second hand book shops with his buddy Mike Goolsby and weather
permitting, grilling for family and friends.
Louis and Jamie have three adult children, Janelle, Louis III (wife Marcy),
and Stephen (wife Amanda). They have eight grandchildren, Jeremiah,
Louis IV, Victoria, Nehemiah, Johanan, Lydia, Naomi Faye, and Stephen Jr.