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Phil Tinker

People have different stories about how knowing Christ has changed their lives. For me, as early as I can remember, I knew that God was king and that he loved me. This didn't come out of thin air. It came from the Bible – God's story of his plan to rescue us, and his call to trust him.

The rubber hit the road at school. There, I trusted Jesus to forgive me for living my life against God. But I also needed the other piece of the puzzle: change. Because following Jesus makes a difference. My life following Christ is a story of those two themes: forgiven by Jesus and changed by Jesus.

I’ve seen God’s grace in my life as I’ve gone from home in Hull to studying music in Nottingham, to marrying Vicki, teaching English as a foreign language, becoming a dad, and now to living in London. And I don't want to keep God’s amazing grace to myself. I'm thrilled to be part of a church family that wants to make Christ known on the South Bank and to the ends of the earth.