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.
Prayer Ministry Team Leader – Lee Boyd
Lee is a graduate of Charis Bible College and is founder of Impact The Nations. Lee has an evangelistic anointing and is an amazing minister of the gospel. He regularly sees people saved, healed, and delivered through his ministry.
Lee is responsible for training and coordinating the prayer ministry team at Grace Life Church. Because of the efforts of Lee and the amazing prayer ministry team we regularly see healings and miracles in our services at Grace Life Church.
Lee was an integral part of the launch team of Grace Life Church.
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.
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.