At New City East Lake we offer a safe and trustworthy place where children, couples and individuals can make sense of their own stories. We want to reflect the empathy that God showed for us in Christ. We believe that healing begins when we are understood, and our priority is not to instruct but to listen to you. We want to knowledge your wants and help you give voice to your experience.


En New City East Lake ofrecemos un lugar seguro y confiable donde niños, parejas y personas solteras pueden compartir y encontrar significado a sus historias. Queremos reflejarle la empatía que Dios mostró por nosotros en Jesucristo. Creemos que la sanidad emocional comienza cuando somos comprendidos. Nuestra prioridad NO es darle instrucción sino escuchar su historia y perspectiva. Queremos reconocer sus deseos y darle voz a su experiencia.


Jim Picket is the senior pastor of NCF East Lake. Jim grew up in New Mexico, and graudated from University of Oklahoma with a B.A in Psychology, and Covenant Seminary with his M. Div. Jim has been working in urban minsitry since the 80's, and he is married to Michele, and has two daughters, Noah and Elena. Jim worked in New York City prior to moving to Chattanooga, TN to work at New City Fellowship.


Pablo Mazariegos is orignally from Guatemala. He graduated from East Carolina Universtiy with a B.A in Hispanic Studies. While providing behavioral mental health services to the local Hispanic Community in Greenville, NC, he noticed a great need for bilingual therapists and decided to pursue an M.A in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Pablo and his wife Jessica have a son named Luca.

Pablo Mazariegos es originalmente de Guatemala. Se graduó de la Universidad de East Carolina con una licenciatura en Estudios Hispánicos. Mientras que servía como trabajador comunitario a la población hispana en Greenville, Carolina del Norte, notó una gran necesidad de consejeros bilingües y decidió seguir una maestría en Terapia Matrimonial y Familiar y Consejería en el Seminario Teológico Reformado en Jackson. Pablo y su esposa Jessica tienen un hijo que se llama Luca.