Leadership Team



Lead Pastors – Brian and Ashley Clark

Brian and Ashley Clark are the Lead Pastors of Grace Life Church. Their heart’s desire is to share the truth in love and to help others discover who they are in Christ. Pastor Brian has a Master’s in Biblical Studies from Charis Bible College. While in Bible College, Pastor Brian served on staff at Andrew Wommack Ministries and interned for Charis’s Dean of Students, Barry Bennett. Prior to returning to North Carolina, Brian was ordained through Pastor Lawson Perdue of Charis Christian Center.

Ashley Clark has her Bachelor’s in Spanish from High Point University and is a licensed Spanish teacher for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. She has several years of ministry experience in worship and children’s ministry.

In addition to her duties as Lead Pastor, Ashley Clark leads worship at Grace Life Church. She has a passion for helping others encounter the presence of God in corporate worship.

Brian and Ashley have two sons; Paul and Luke.

Grace Life Outreach (GLO) Leaders – George and Missy Thomson

Married in June 2004, Missy and George share a passion for serving Jesus and helping people. They have many years of experience serving, building and leading outreach programs in Thomasville, High Point and Greensboro.

Grace Life Outreach was born out of a passion and a vision to help people in need. Missy was a single mom struggling to support 2 small children; barely making ends meet, she knew what it meant to struggle.. making just enough to survive, but not enough for any assistance.. nearly starving herself because of the fear of where the next meal was coming from.

Meanwhile, George was living paycheck to paycheck struggling to make ends meet on his own, nearly homeless. Missy and George met in 2003 and discovered a common passion and purpose to live for God and serve people because others helped them. Now they find joy and purpose helping change the world.. one heart, one life, one community at a time.

Hospitality Coordinator – Mark “Bear” Shutt

Mark Shutt grew up in the Baptist church in the Winston-Salem and Raleigh area. He has over 25 years of experience in the local church including Ushering, Lighting and Camera Ministry, teaching Sunday School and Assisting in Minister of Evangelism and Hospitality.

Mark broke the bonds of legalism and man-made traditions in his life during a miraculous 5 1/2 year healing journey that was completed in 2008. Mark had always been taught God brought sickness to teach or correct something in his life. During his journey Mark begin to listen to Kenneth Copeland and Andrew Wommack. As he listened to these anointed ministers he learned the truth that God loved him and it was always God’s will to heal him. Finding out that God is Our Father and Not “The GodFather” waiting to punish him when he messed up changed his life forever.

Mark was an internal part of the launch team of Grace Life Church Church. He currently oversees the Hospitality Team which includes ushers, greeters, and security. According to Mark, “If you want to Experience the Next Level of Serving and Loving God Come Join Us at Grace Life Church Church.”

Hospitality Coordinator – Mark “Bear” Shutt

Mark Shutt grew up in the Baptist church in the Winston-Salem and Raleigh area. He has over 25 years of experience in the local church including Ushering, Lighting and Camera Ministry, teaching Sunday School and Assisting in Minister of Evangelism and Hospitality.

Mark broke the bonds of legalism and man-made traditions in his life during a miraculous 5 1/2 year healing journey that was completed in 2008. Mark had always been taught God brought sickness to teach or correct something in his life. During his journey Mark begin to listen to Kenneth Copeland and Andrew Wommack. As he listened to these anointed ministers he learned the truth that God loved him and it was always God’s will to heal him. Finding out that God is Our Father and Not “The GodFather” waiting to punish him when he messed up changed his life forever.

Mark was an internal part of the launch team of Grace Life Church Church. He currently oversees the Hospitality Team which includes ushers, greeters, and security. According to Mark, “If you want to Experience the Next Level of Serving and Loving God Come Join Us at Grace Life Church Church.”

The A-Team – Paige Russell

Responsible for set up and breakdown of all of Grace Life Church’s special events and weekly service atmosphere, the A-Team is led by Paige Russell. Paige has over twenty-five years of experience in special events, merchandising, project management and a variety of other creative pursuits and finds the greatest joy in exercising those talents to honor Jesus Christ and to create a setting that prepares the way for Grace Life Church to welcome members and guests each week to worship and fellowship together.

In the past, Paige has served in ministry at First Assembly of God in Winston-Salem, facilitating adult discipleship groups, as an adult sponsor and Sunday School teacher for the youth department, backstage support for church productions and church security. She has also served the youth at Agape Faith Church in Clemmons, NC. Her passion is to find an ever increasing revelation of who Jesus is and share what that means to the church as encouragement.