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!


It's been a great time away on holiday. Over the last few weeks, we spent quality time with both of our families and a full week at the beach. Today is our 11 year anniversary and we're packed and headed back to London. Here are a few updates and prayer points from us...

These last few weeks have been incredibly refreshing. After completing quarantine at the lake, we spent a week in Raleigh and then a few good days in Birmingham. We're traveling around and keeping safe. Now, we’re at the beach and about to switch off for a week. Here’s...

We flew from the UK back to America on Wednesday. It's been quite the week and it does not feel like we were in London on Wednesday morning! Perry and Shepherd continue home-learning while Thomas works remote for Redeemer. Have no concern, the inviting lake is only a f...

We celebrated a few different things over this last week. We celebrated Thomas for Father's Day on Sunday and then we celebrated one year in London during the week. This was also our last week in London before headed to the States for a couple of weeks. More about all...

It's been a few weeks since we've provided an update. Here, we share an update from the last few weeks: Shepherd's back to school, Thomas had a birthday, and Redeemer continues on. Here's a little about each event...

Shepherd is Back To School / Perry Continues With Hom...

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