About

Herbie Newell is the President/Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms including (un)adopted, Crossings, Families Count and Lifeline Village.  Herbie holds a Master’s degree in Business/Accounting from Samford University. He joined the Lifeline team in 2003 as Executive Director.  Under Herbie’s leadership, Lifeline has increased the international outreach to 25 countries, grown into 14 states, attained membership with ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), begun an extensive foster care ministry, achieved accreditation Internationally under The Hague Treaty, and started its (un)adopted strategic orphan care ministries in over 10 countries.  Herbie speaks nationally at conferences and events, and regularly preaches throughout the world on Gospel driven justice.  Herbie is the author of the book “Image Bearers.”  He and his wife, Ashley, live in Birmingham, Alabama and are parents to a son, Caleb, and daughters Adelynn and Emily. Following her graduation from Samford, Ashley worked as the Assistant Director of Sav-a-life, a Birmingham based crisis pregnancy center, where she counseled hundreds of women on life-giving options for their babies.  Herbie and Ashley share a passion for the unborn, life, and adoption and desire to spend their lives advocating for the least of these.