Tom & Kathy McConnell

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Tom McConnell

Tom & Kathy McConnell


Rugby, United Kingdom

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Tom & Kathy McConnell have served as missionaries of Grace Community Church to the United Kingdom since April 2003.

In February 2013, after ten years of senior pastoral ministry in the U.K., Tom & Kathy were invited by a small group of British believers to help plant a new church in Rugby, England called Grace Bible Church Rugby (GBCR).

The Lord has blessed Tom and Kathy with five children: Joshua (2002), Josiah (2004), Jonathan (2006), Joy (2008) and Julia (2010).

Tom is a graduate of The Master's Seminary (M.Div., 1999; Th.M., 2002).


  • To faithfully preach God's Word (2 Timothy 4:2).
  • To assist British nationals in establishing a new church in Rugby, England called Grace Bible Church Rugby.
  • To equip British believers to do the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11–13; 2 Timothy 2:2) out of a whole-soul love for God and a love for one's neighbors (Matthew 22:37–40).
  • To establish a church-based training center to train men for pastoral ministry in the United Kingdom and other countries in Western Europe.

Current Ministry

Tom is the senior pastor and one of two elders of Grace Bible Church RugbyHe serves with another British elder in preaching, teaching, evangelizing and discipleship training. He is developing GBCR’s church-based training center (called “The Madeira Project”) which seeks to train GBCR's men and women in the Scriptures.

Kathy's primary ministries are to her husband and children at home. She enjoys discipling the women at GBCR and showing hospitality in her home. She teaches children's Sunday school, cares for younger children in the crèche and accompanies her husband as he leads worship in music at GBCR.

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Rugby, United Kingdom