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Tom Head

Tom Head
What do you do Monday to Friday?
I now lead East End Church, after 24 years working as a roofer.

Family, kids pets?
Married to Rachel, I have 5 kids and a tortoise called Rambo.

Likes and dislikes about East London?
Likes: it’s never boring. Dislikes: it’s never boring

Two-sentence testimony
I left school with no formal education, ended up working on building sites, met a carpenter who said he was a born again Christian, and was curious because he didn’t look like one! He invited me to church and I was completely unprepared for what I found – it was full of young, sincere and normal (most of them) people. And was even more staggered by what they told me about Jesus, not least that He was willing to forgive a toe-rag like me. Still haven’t got over it!

Evans B

Evans Bissessar
What do you do Monday to Friday?
I’ve got 2 jobs, I’m a part-time plumber, but I also work in central government for the Cabinet Office – yes, it couldn’t be more different!

Family, kids, pets?
One great wife and 3 kids (2 boys and a girl).

Likes and dislikes about East London?
The East End is the centre of the world! This is where it all happens and anyone who is anyone wants to be. Life experienced here is so culturally and socially diverse. If you want a slower, less exciting pace of life, head elsewhere! I have two dislikes. Firstly, Boris sort out the Blackwall Tunnel – it does my head in! Second, being a sardine on my commute each morning on the tube.

Two-sentence testimony
I had a typical West Indian upbringing (parents being Trinidadian). Was brought up in a Christian family, the 2nd of four boys, on a council estate in Bedford. Got saved when I was 6, filled with the Holy Spirit and baptised when I was 14. From that point Jesus has undoubtedly been with me throughout all life’s ups and downs.

Frazer M

Frazer Macdonald
What do you do Monday to Friday?
I am a civil servant working for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Family, kids, pets?
I am married with 4 kids - 2 boys and 2 girls.

Likes and dislikes about East London?
I have been to some of the world's great cities. None is better than London and there is no better part of London than East London.

Two-sentence testimony
I became a Christian at university and then dropped out to become a missionary. After two years in South Asia I went back to university. It has been an up and down Christian life, but Jesus has always remained a constant saviour.

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Steve Coster
What do you do Monday to Friday?
I work in the Finance Change Management team at Deutsche Bank (although my family think I work for MI5 as I don't talk about work that much!)

Family, kids, pets?

Married to Karen and blessed with a girl called Lily and a baby boy called Caleb.

Likes and dislikes about East London?

I've only ever lived in East London since moving to the UK and love having the world on my doorstep. The diversity, culture and people, as well as lots of great running routes make it a great place to live. My dislike - it is so far from family in New Zealand (30 hour flight!)

Two-sentence testimony

I was born in New Zealand and brought up in a great Christian family. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 14 and got baptised at 17. Since then God’s led (and kept me) in the UK. Life always throws up things you don’t expect, but throughout my life God has been my one constant and forever faithful.