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Newman was birthed from a place of desiring to see culture impacted through the gospel. Originally beginning as a Chicago-based t-shirt company aimed at equipping young people to make a statement of faith with their fashion, Newman evolved into a platform utilizing the various forms of art, media, and fashion to point this generation back to Jesus through engaging content and uncensored truth.

Lawrence Rodriguez, the founder of NEWMAN, serves as a Deacon at Metro Praise International in Chicago IL and has been doing ministry there for over 8 years. He is a graduate from the School of Urban Missions Theological Seminary, is married to his wonderful wife Jaquelin Rodriguez, and has the heart to see young people come together to bring  revival transformation to the world through evangelism, prayer, worship, and the arts.

Lawrence, the found of NEWMAN
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