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!


Good Friday to you from London! This Easter weekend looks completely different than any Easter we have ever experienced. We will use this blog post to update on the GOOD things going on with Redeemer and the GOOD things going on with our family.

The Redeemer Sessions /...

November 10, 2019

We didn't post an update last week and this being the first one in two weeks makes it our first one in a "fortnight." The Wests came over for a visit, Thomas stumbled onto the school PTA, and we've had all the weather. Here's a brief update about all that's going on...


October 27, 2019

Well, that was fast. Half Term break went just as quick as it came. We had a few good times and then a conference as well. Meanwhile, Thomas' parents have arrived and we're happy to have them in London for the week. In fact, we're quite 'chuffed' about it all. Read on...

We're at the lake soaking up the sun and celebrating Father's day and Thomas' birthday. Over the last week we spent time in Birmingham with Thomas' family and took some meetings around the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist convention. Here's a little about what's...

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