Who are we?
We hail from the land of the Green Bay Packers, mosquitoes, and cheese curds (Wisconsin, USA) and now live in London, UK to partner with Gospel ministries in sharing the hope of Jesus to a city of 9 million.
How did we end up in London? The short answer is, God directed our steps. We weren’t expecting such an abrupt turn in our mid-forties but God wields our lives so we learn to rely on his wisdom and his strength, not ours. He has been ever faithful and it’s a privilege to partner with the Church in London. Read a snippet of our journey here.
We call ourselves the DREaM team because, although we didn’t plan it, that’s what our family’s initials spell. (Douglas, Rachel, Elijah, and Maylie) Now the DREaM team includes our senders – people and churches who partner with us, with finances and prayer, to reach the nations who’ve gathered in London.
Missionaries in London?
London is the most ethnically and culturally diverse city in the world. Hard to reach people groups flock to London, and opportunities to share the Gospel abound.
Islam is the fastest growing religion in London.
Only 4% of people in London say they have a personal committed life of faith in Christ. Find out more here.
As a result, most Gospel-centered churches are small and lack people and financial resources.
That’s where we come in!
What do we do?
We serve with EFCA ReachGlobal in:
- church planting, disciple-making, and evangelism.
Our desire is to:
- come alongside what God is already doing through his Church in London by resourcing, training, and building up Gospel centered church plants.
We believe God gave the arts to:
- shine the spotlight on Him and we love finding creative ways to share the Good News.
We are sinful people saved by God’s grace, who want others to know the saving grace that is found in Jesus. A bit more about our backgrounds:
Doug has served for over 20 years in the U.S. as a Pastor of Worship Arts. He’s had the opportunity to work with both small churches and with one that grew to 1500+. He’s passionate about helping churches fully engage in Biblical worship, in Spirit and Truth, that includes robust theology and emotional connectedness.
His blog is called: “Musings on Music Ministry and Worship Arts.”
Rachel likes to play with words. As well as several books, her publications include MOPS International, Our Daily Bread, Chicken Soup for the Soul, EFCA and Faith in Kids. She enjoys teaching, speaking for women’s events, hosting dinners, and helping people connect God’s word to everyday life. Head to rachelallord.com to peruse her books and blog.
We’d love to have you partner with us as part of our Dream Team!