Pastor’s note and Autobiography

Hello, my wife and I want to extend an invitation for you to join us here at New Life Apostolic church.  Come meet people who really love and serve God whole heartedly.  The saints are excited for what God is doing and are experiencing revival.  As we grow we expect the unexpected because, we serve a God that does the miraculous.  We have seen many healings and many lives changed through the years.

The direction of our ministry is to love, as christ loved in John 3: 16, that he gave all for a lost world.  God’s love for people caused him to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, because of his death, burial, and resurrection we have salvation.  We are set free according to John 8: 36, because of the power of God.  Jesus said, he would send a comforter to help us in our time of need.  The infilling of the Holy Ghost is that comforter and promise.  It is important to be baptised in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost, for it is a necessity, according to Acts 2: 38.  Therefore the saints of God are overcomers through the power of the Holy Ghost.  

Churches today should reveal the power of God through demonstration. The bible says, ”faith without works is dead” James 2: 17, 20, 26.  We have seen so many miraculous healings through the years and expect many more.  We want to see the miraculous in the lives of all. 

Let us make you feel at home here at New Life Apostolic church by showing you the love of God and having faith that God will meet all of your needs.  Let us minister the unadulterated gospel as it is written in the word of God.  Come and become part of this church family and help us reach our community and world.




Reverend Harold Violet

I was born on December 15, 1966 in the small town of Medina, OH.  Parents are Shelia Hollis and Harold Violet Sr.  My mother is living and doing well as a member of our church.  My father died of massive heart attack in 2013.  I married Melissa Ray on March 17, 1989.  A few years later we bore two boys,  Dustin Violet our first born, was born on May 21, 1991 and our second son Daniel “Scott” Violet born March 15, 1996.   Both of our boys graduated from Pickens High School.  We have lived in the Pickens county area most of our 30 years of marriage.  We helped with the Lighthouse Church of Cedartown for little over a year but felt God pulling us back to the Jasper area.

Through some of life’s hardships and journeys, I embarked on furthering my education through Kennesaw State University and graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in Social Work.  I am currently employed with the State of Georgia in the Department of Community Supervision, as a Behavioral Health Counselor.  I currently pastor New Life Apostolic, UPCI and feel this is my life’s calling.  I am ordained through the United Pentecostal Church International and remain active in the doctrine and beliefs that the UPCI upholds.



Sister Melissa Violet

I was born on August 20, 1970 in Jasper, Georgia. Parents are Emory Ray and the late Jewell Ray, who died on September 10, 2009.  My daddy is doing well and is a member of our church.  I have been happily married 30 years, even through life‘s trials.  We raised two boys who have become great men.  Our oldest son, Dustin Violet, is a police officer and is married to Jessica Violet who is a medical assistant. They have given us three wonderful grandchildren, starting with the oldest, Zoey, Paisle, and Remi Violet.  These are the loves of our life.  Scott, our second son, has become one of the most kind hearted men that makes me proud .  Although he has had many battles he loves people and is a great uncle and son.

I was 12 years old when I first experienced the infilling of the Holy Ghost.  I have served God all these years and never regret a moment.  I graduated from Pickens High School in 1988, go Dragons!  I was able to do dual enrollment during my senior year at Pickens High School and graduated with a medical assistant diploma from Pickens Technical Institute.  Later, I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a bachelors degree in Early Childcare Education with an endorsement in Special Education.  I am currently employed at Pickens County Headstart.

I am so grateful that God placed so many wonderful men and women of God in my life.  Through their prayers and guidance God has used us to minister to this community.  I am amazed by how God has done so much in our lives and for the church.  It is through our weakness he is made strong so we keep marching forward doing the calling of God.