Our Team in Nicaragua


Tim Bagwell

Tim is a native of South Carolina. He worked there as a business owner until co-founding New Life with his wife Chris in 2002. He holds a degree in computer programming and has over the years enjoyed many hobbies such as flying, motorcycles and trout fishing. At present, he is most passionate about being a change agent for New Life Nicaragua and seeing the ministry and our team members reach their fullest potential. His heart is to see transformative change take place in the lives of families in the communities in which New Life has a presence. The Bagwell family's journey and calling began with a terrible illness, a faithful God and a promise. If you would like to know more about our beginnings then click below.


Chris Bagwell

Chris was born and raised in South Carolina where she worked in the hospital system for many years while raising 3 sons. In 2002 she along with her husband Tim founded New Life Nicaragua. Always having a huge heart for babies and young children, it came natural for her to say yes when God started placing orphaned children in front of her. She and Tim have adopted four Nicaraguan girls. She is passionate about raising her children and seeing Christ's love bring healing and restoration to so many hurting people.