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. In addition to his responsibilities as Lead Pastor, Brian also works as an online facilitator for Charis Bible College. 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 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.
Kids Life Leaders - Marc and Mandy O'Brien
Marc and Mandy O'Brien have been a part of Grace Life Church for over three years. During this time, Mandy has been actively involved in Children's Ministry and Marc has served as part of the Prayer Team. They believe in the vision of Grace Life and are passionate about seeing the hearts of children to turn towards the Father. Mandy has an Associate's from GTCC in Dental Hygeine and Dental Assisting while Marc has a Bachelor's in Business Administration from High Point University. Marc and Mandy have two boys, Gibson and Grayson.
Youth Pastor – George Thomson
George Thomson has a MFA in Theatre for Youth from UNCG and over 5 years of youth ministry experience. George received a call from God to positively impact the lives of young people as a teenager. His biggest desire is for children/youth to discover and pursue with passion the unique call God has placed on their life at a young age instead of waiting until adulthood.
Some of George's additional experience includes serving as the Education Director for the North Carolina Theatre for Young People and serving as a teaching assistant for the Drama for Teachers class while at UNCG which taught future teachers how to incorporate drama into their lessons. George has 20+ years experience performing in theatrical productions for youth/children.
Grace Life Outreach (GLO) Leader - Missy Thomson
Grace Life Outreach was born out of a passion and a vision to help people in need. Missy Thomson 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.
Jesus transformed her life her life through the love of the local church. She now finds joy and purpose serving God and ministering to those in need because the body of Christ who served her in her time of need. The goal of Grace Life Outreach is to serve those in need and changing the world.. one heart, one life, one community at a time.
Connections Coordinator – Paige Russell
Paige Russell is responsible for overseeing all the programs that introduce you to Grace Life Church. Beginning with First Contact, into Next Steps, through Engage! and including our Grace Life Groups, her team guides you through from your first visit onward to get you plugged into your unique personal sweet spot within the Grace Life Family.
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.