The Team

Our Team

Our lecturers are men and women of integrity, sound in Bible knowledge and experienced in ministry.

They will equip Christians at whatever level to have a good and extensive understanding of God’s Word and will
offer practical hands on training to furnish them for service in any aspect of ministry.

Our team consists of:-
Board of Directors |  Head of School |  Academic Board | Lecturers | Visiting Lecturers |  Academic Tutors |  Administrative Team

Board of directors (in alphabetical order)

is a member of the Board of Directors and lecturer at Grace City Bible School. Lovel attended Bible College in Ireland. In 1970 he began pastoring a small church in West Norwood and in 1985 founded New Life Assembly in East Dulwich. The New Life Assembly ministry has now grown to 8 branches of which he is the senior pastor of the New Life Assembly group of churches. Lovel is a member of the apostolic team of Connections. This is an inter-denominational, cross cultural, multi racial and multi faceted Christian ministry whose aim is to reach the nations for Jesus Christ by serving Christians and Christian churches/ fellowships in the UK.  He has travelled extensively throughout America, Africa, South America, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe, teaching and preaching the gospel and seeing many people converted, healed of sickness and receive miracles from God. He is a man of great faith, a man of prayer and fasting and has an anointing on his life to do great exploits for God. Lovel has a big heart for people and will go to extremes to give assistance. He is also a father figure, spiritual mentor and advisor to a wide number of leaders and pastors. He is married to Bernice and has two grown children, Faith and Wayne, as well as one grandchild – also called Lovel.

is a member of the Board of Directors and a Principal Lecturer of the Grace City Bible School. Ray trained in Hampstead Bible College London, UK. Ray was trained as a geodetic/civil engineer by profession. He founded True Vine Church in 1989. He is also the General director and pioneer of the True Vine International Mission, a resource ministry based in London, UK. He is a development consultant, a mentor and trainer of leaders and operates in the office of an apostle to many leaders and churches in the UK and worldwide. Ray has travelled to many nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US, teaching and training leaders. Ray Djan is also the International mission Director of Kidcare International a charity that supports families, children and community projects worldwide. Ray is also a member of the apostolic team of Connections. This is an inter-denominational, cross cultural, multi racial and multi faceted Christian ministry whose aim is to reach the nations for Jesus Christ by serving Christians and Christian churches/ fellowships in the UK. Connections helps give leadership to the 35 Connections churches in the UK). He is married to Susie (below) and has four grown children (two sons and daughters), as well as four grandchildren.

is a member of the Board of Directors, and a Lecturer at the Grace City Bible School. In 1992, she trained at a missionary Bible school (International Christian Missions in Finsbury Park, London) and was ordained into ministry as a pastor and elder to True Vine Church. She has studied Education at a postgraduate level at Greenwich University and has lectured law at three universities, the last being positioned as the course co-ordinator and senior law lecturer. She retired from University lecturing in December 2012. Susie is also the CEO of Kidcare International a charity that supports families, children and community projects worldwide. She is a lawyer (trained barrister since 1984). She is married to Ray (above) and has four grown children (two sons and daughters), as well as four grandchildren.

 is a member of the Board of Directors and a Lecturer of the Grace City Bible School. Louise is a mature Christian leader with a teaching and pastoral care ministry. Over the years she has worked in vocational guidance, social work training and in teaching. Louise has been a trustee for various organisations and contributed to a number of projects. Recently she has developed and now runs a marriage course with her husband. She also facilitates a Christian retreat for school teachers. Louise is married to Reverend Les Isaac OBE, founder of Street Pastors and CEO of Ascension Trust and they have two grown children (daughter and son) and one grand child.

is a member of the Board of Directors and a Principal Lecturer of the Grace City Bible School. Freddie trained as a missionary at Christians in Action, in Long Beach California and moved to the UK in 1980. After two years Freddie became the leader of the UK Christians in Action (C in A) missionary training college. He is the director of the overall ministry of C in A UK and became the senior pastor of the Christians in Action church in Addiscombe, Croydon in 1991. In 2009, Freddie was appointed Area Director for Europe, India and for the new field of Pakistan. He has travelled to India, Pakistan, most western European nations, Sierra Leone and has strong connections in Northern Ireland. During his years of service, Freddie has been a very popular public speaker and motivator, particularly among churches in Croydon and parts of South London. Freddie is married to Wanda and they have a daughter, son and two grandchildren

is based at Sutton Christian Centre where he serves as an elder. Tony serves within the Apostolic team of Connections. This is an inter-denominational, cross cultural, multi racial and multi faceted Christian ministry whose aim is to reach the nations for Jesus Christ by serving Christians and Christian churches/ fellowships in the UK. Connections helps give leadership to the 35 Connections churches in the UK. Within Connections Tony has responsibility for the London network of churches. He is also responsible for the Connections office in London, the administrative base of the Connections charity. Tony as the Director and Secretary of the Connections Trust also deals with the International side of the work (often called International Connections) as well as the UK side. Tony is very keen on team ministry and takes great delight in seeing others realise their full potential in God. Tony is married to Wendy. They have two children and four grandchildren. He likes all sports, golf in particular, and still holds a few school sports records from his school days in the 50s.

As well as his work for Christian Concern, Pastor Omooba has been involved in social action projects across the UK and Africa for over 30 years, including co-founding the Christian Victory Group – ‘I Care’ Projects, through which he has helped set up over 100 social action projects in the last 27 years. Ade also co-founded the Christian Legal Centre, defending Christians’ civil rights. He serves as a trustee for Global Day of Prayer London and is a member of the Apostolic Team of Connection Trust a global network of churches.

Denis has been in pastoral ministry for over 35 years.

His life’s passion has been to see people equipped, empowered and released into their full potential, and he and his wife Lorna have been working in South East London and the wider London area to do just that.

With a varied background including business, the creative and music industries, and a keen interest in personal and relationship development, Pastor Denis has a strong commitment to both spreading the gospel and social action, based in a firm belief in God’s desire to reconcile all things in the lives of believers to Himself (Col 1:20).
 

 

ACADEMIC BOARD

The Academic Board has the principal responsibility to encourage and maintain the highest standards in teaching of the School. The members of the Academic Board work with the Head of School and participate in many of the decisions of the day to day development of academic activities of the School. They assist the Head of school in formulating and reviewing procedures in relation to academic matters and playing an active role in assuring the quality of teaching in the School.

Specifically, the Academic Board makes decisions on student appeals for extenuating circumstances on different issues.

The current Academic Board members are Mrs. Chloe Asante, Miss Shirley Ashley, Mr. Henry Cleland,  Mrs. Debbie McSween, Mrs. Sarah Senior, Mrs. Pauline Tomlin.

LECTURERS AND VISITING LECTURERS (In alphabetical order)

Including all of the above board of directors the following serve as lecturers in this Bible school:-

is an Academic Tutor as well as a Lecturer of Grace City Bible School. He currently serves as a pastor and elder in True Vine church. He functions chiefly in the office of a teacher. He is involved in training and teaching several groups in and out of the church. He has travelled as a missionary to France and to both Uganda and Kenya training bible school students in these nations. He is also a Kidcare Trustee and Director since 2005, a charity which supports families, children and community projects worldwide. He has travelled to East Africa to assist in training leaders. He is a computer analyst by profession and IT consultant. Cecil is married to Monica and has two sons and a daughter.

is a regular visiting lecturer at Grace City Bible School.He is the Senior Pastor of the New Life Christian Centre International in Wembley, which has planted several churches in England and abroad. (It is an Assemblies of God church). Ian preaches the word with clarity and anointing and moves freely in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He has ministered to leaders and churches in many different parts of the world – which to date have included North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and in the Middle and Far East. He is the founder and Principal of New Life Bible School which started in 1991. He is also the author of two books and the Presenter and Host of a Christian TV program broadcast on the Sky Network in the UK (Channel 581). Ian has served on two apostolic teams including the Superintendence Team for the London Assemblies of God churches. Ian and his wife Dennise have 3 grown up children and five grandchildren.  He carries, amongst other messages, a strong message related to prayer, challenging people and churches to greater fruitfulness and intimacy.

is a regular visiting lecturer at Grace City bible School. Pete and his wife Diane have been involved in various leadership positions for over 45 years. Since 1995, Pete has been part of a team ministry serving churches in different nations. They also lead Share Christian Fellowship which aims to serve Leaders, link Churches and Reach Nations.

ACADEMIC TUTORS

(pronounced A-jay Choom) is a Pastoral Tutor in Grace City Bible School. Harold currently serves as a pastor, elder and teacher in True Vine Church, London. He also functions in the prophetic ministry. He is involved in training, discipling new converts, teaching several groups and preaches as a guest minister in several churches and conferences. He has travelled as a missionary to several countries and in the last few years to East Africa training bible school students in these nations. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Member of the Securities Investment Institute and has worked in the financial services industry for over 14 years. Prior to this, Harold worked in public practice as an Audit Senior for approximately 8 years and spent over 12 years at the UK regulatory watchdog, the FSA. He has also spent over 2 years as a compliance officer for one of UK’s largest asset management firms of charity funds. Harold is married to Erika and has two sons and a daughter.

is an Academic Tutor of Grace City Bible School. He currently serves as a pastor and elder in True Vine church. He functions in the prophetic ministry and is a head of the prayer and intercession ministry of the church. Clement is currently Assistant Director Children’s Services at Barnardo’s, the largest UK charity, responsible for a range of services to children and families. Clement has 25 years experience in the social care sector (local authority and third sector), with over 15 years of this being at senior management/leadership level. He has been a trainer and management consultant for a number of organisations, lectured social work at university and been a speaker at a number of conferences. He is married to Funke and has two sons and a daughter.

is an Academic Tutor of Grace City Bible School and has attended the Bible School as a student since September 2013. She attends Christians in Action church and has been involved with the youth team infor over 10 years,  currently serving as the Youth Leader, together with supporting in some administrative functions for the church.  As well as teaching the youth she is involved in training and discipleship of the young adults and the Youth Workers. She is also currently employed as the Director of Operations at a College in London. She is married to Shaun with two grown up children.  

is an Academic tutor in Grace City Bible School. Pauline is a member of the care ministry team of her church. Pauline is also an Assistant Head teacher in a secondary school. She has completed the Additional Inspector training and conducted one Ofsted Inspection. She has experience of both pastoral and curriculum in Inner London secondary schools and she specializes in the teaching of Mathematics. Pauline is married to Dennis and has one grown daughter.

 

 

Shirley Ashley is an academic tutor for the first year students and supports the administration of the Bible School.  She assists Bible School students who need additional help, support in IT skills generally for assessments such as, footnotes, referencing, understanding the nature of given assignment questions, learning memory verses, etc. Shirley is an experienced ICT Tutor, with excellent presentation, interpersonal and people management skills. She has worked as the ICT Lecturer, Manager, Tutor, Support officer in the following colleges: –South Thames College, London Advance College. She has also provided Administrative and Secretarial support in several organisations. Shirley is a mother to two grown up children.

is an Academic Tutor of Grace City Bible School and has been a student with the Bible School since September 2015, also a valedictorian in his year. Henry is an active member of True Vine Church and serves as a youth worker and a Sunday School teacher. Henry is Software Engineer and Data Scientist by profession and works in London. He is married to Esther and has a daughter.

is an Academic Tutor of Grace City Bible School and has been a student with the Bible School since September 2015 (Valedictorian for her 2nd Year). Chloe is also the 3rd year administrator for the Bible school. Chloé is an active member of Christians in Action Church UK where she is also a Sunday School teacher. Chloé is a Primary School teacher of 9 years and is currently working in an inner London school. She is married to Stephen Asante.

Mrs. Sarah Senior  is an Academic Tutor at Grace City Bible School and has been a student with the Bible School since September 2014 (Valedictorian for her first two academic years).  Sarah is an active member of Christians in Action Church UK and for a number of years she has had responsibility in her role as Youth Worker and more recently as a Sunday School teacher.  Sarah is employed as a Learning Support Assistant at a School in East London working with students with special needs.  Sarah is married to Mark Senior.

Patsy is an academic tutor for the 2nd year students in Grace City Bible School. Patsy serves as an assistant pastor and worship team leader at Highland Church, where she has attended for the last 20 years.  Patsy has a passion to see true worshippers arise, and serves as a teacher on the Worship Lifestyle School that helps people to cultivate a lifestyle of worship.  Part of the call on Patsy’s life is to empower and help to redirect the lives of children and young people.  She is the director and founder of Destiny7 CIC, a Health and Wellbeing Education organisation.  D7 supports children and young people to discover their identity through building confidence and self-esteem, gaining an understanding of their true value, and so, enabling them to realise and be released into their fullest potential.  She is married to Mike, and has four children as well as two grandchildren. 

 

Marcia is an academic tutor for the 2nd year students in Grace City Bible School. She is a mother of three girls and has 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She has attended Grace City Bible School and was a valedictorian in her third year. She is an active member of New Life Assembly serving as a house group leader. She is also a worship leader and a member of the Women’s group of the church. She is the administrator for the Worship Lifestyle School and works as an administrator in her day job in London.

Our Administrators

Teresa O’Connor (1st and 2nd  year); Chloe Asante  (3rd year administrator and tutors – See above)

is an IT Service Development Manager with extensive experience in the development and delivery of new service models in support of major transformation projects. Tess has managed complex IT Service Management Operations, enabling her to use real world experience in the development of IT Service Management processes and procedures, team structures, and SLA performance management. Organised and with an eye for detail, Tess is passionate about quality and the delivery of pragmatic service organisation solutions. Tess supports Grace City Bible School in an administrative capacity and gives invaluable support to the main office and to the administration of student assessments.

is an Academic Tutor of Grace City Bible School and has been a student with the Bible School since September 2015 (Valedictorian for her 2nd Year). Chloe is also the 3rd year administrator for the Bible school. Chloé is an active member of Christians in Action Church UK where she is also a Sunday School teacher. Chloé is a Primary School teacher of 9 years and is currently working in an inner London school. She is married to Stephen Asante.