Born and raised in Kent, Tom practised and taught osteopathy for twelve years before pursuing a call to the ministry. He and Donna have been married for 18 years, and have a 2 year old daughter, Carys.
Tom studied theology in California at the Master's Seminary and was ordained at Grace Community Church where he served on staff as an 'intern' during his training before returning to London with his family to begin the work of GraceLife London.
Ross Orgill, Pastor
Ross Orgill was born in Staffordshire and worked there as an electrical engineer until his job with the National Grid took him around the country. Ross & Lisa Orgill have been married for 13 years, and their two children Samuel and Alicia are 10 and 7.
After 19 years in the power industry, Ross' burden for the weakness in the church in Britain took him to California to seek the best training he could find for a life in the ministry. Serving together with Tom in student leadership while at the Master's Seminary, Ross also worked as an 'intern' on staff at Grace Community Church before moving his family to London in January 2011 to help plant the church.
Kevin Edwards, Elder
Kevin Edwards also provides elder oversight for GraceLife London during its planting phase, while he serves full time in California as the pastor of outreach ministries at Grace Community Church. Kevin grew up as a missionary kid in Guatemala. Sensing God's call to minister the Word, Kevin completed training at The Master's Seminary in 1992. As the walls of communism were coming down, Kevin and Jill were sent out by Grace Community Church to minister in Russia in 1993. After one year of intensive language training, the Edwardses moved to Bryansk, Russia, to assist the Russian Baptist Church in establishing a pastoral training center, which is now under the leadership of trained Russian nationals. In 2000, the Edwardses moved to Samara, Russia, to assist the Russian Baptist Church in establishing a regional expository preaching training center. Kevin and Jill, along with their three sons, returned to Grace Community Church in October of 2003 for Kevin to join the pastoral staff.
Tom McConnell, Elder
Tom McConnell also serves GraceLife London giving elder oversight while the church is being planted. Tom McConnell also studied at The Master's Seminary and served at Grace Community Church. He is currently pastor of Rugby Evangelical Free Church in Rugby, Warwickshire, where he and his wife Kathy live with their 5 children.