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The Story

We are the West Family and this blog tells the story of our journey to start a new Church community in North West London.  Our mission is to help connect Jesus to people, people to community, and community to mission.

We (Thomas and Elizabeth) have been married 10 years and have two (Perry Elizabeth is 6 and Shepherd is 3).  Raleigh, North Carolina was our home for our whole married life and we love it.  We both grew in Montgomery, Alabama.  We started dating in high school and the rest is history. 
After studying at Auburn University (War Eagle!) we moved to North Carolina for Thomas to pursue his Masters and then PhD at Southeastern Seminary. Thomas served served at Providence Church, as the College then Discipleship Pastor, for seven years.  During that season God started to give us a new desire...a new dream: to move to London to start a new Church community with a few of our friends.
We have been living in London for sic months and really love it.  We are so excited about this adventure and really feel the immensity of it.  This is big!  We built a team of people to pray with us, support us financially, and to even move with us to London.  Now, we're learning about life in one of the most amazing cities in the world.

We are continuing to build a team of supporters who want to invest in this journey in a variety of ways.  We are excited to share our journey with you right here.  We will be sharing family updates and the highs and lows of starting a new Church community, weekly on the blog.  Please subscribe and follow along!
We would love to have you partner with us in this journey!  Read on and enjoy!


February 16, 2020

These last two weeks had a lot of action for us. We had an intense week of preparations leading to our second of The Redeemer Sessions, celebrated Shepherd turning four, and hosted a few friends. Here's more about what we've been up to and what's in store for this next...

February 1, 2020

The last two weeks have been...well, yeah. We're getting through it. Looking back, the past two weeks back were normal everyday stuff and this one has been a bit of a mess. Shepherd is recovering from strep and we think we can see the light at the end of this tunnel...


January 20, 2020

It's been a good couple of days for our family. It seems like we're finding our groove over here and things are feeling more and more natural. Life is a pretty straightforward and routine week so we're providing just a few bits of family news as we journey on. 

Family R...

January 16, 2020

The next chapter in the Redeemer story is now being written. We hosted our first instalment of The Redeemer Sessions on Saturday and were really encouraged by it. Family life is fully underway again and it's been a rainy few days. Here's a little more about it... 

The R...

Happy new year! We're back from our first family holiday and settled in to the full swing of life in London. We had a wonderful time being away and are looking forward to the week ahead. Here's a little more about what's going on...

First Family Holiday

We had a really r...

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