Tom and Graces Story

All of us involved in any way with IBI have one thing in common: we are passionate about Christians being empowered and equipped to have an impact on the church in Ireland. That is why Tom and Grace Campbell’s story is very exciting.

In September Tom and Grace moved from Bandon to Durrus to work alongside Rob and Amy Attridge in Amazing Grace Community Church in Skibbereen (Rob is also an IBI graduate). The church was officially formed in January 2021. Tom had been working as assistant pastor in Westside Baptist Church, Bandon during his BA studies. He is now the associate pastor with Amazing Grace Community Church and Tom and Grace are national members of European Christian Mission. Grace continues to be our Online Learning Coordinator as well as being a teacher on some of our BA modules. She has just finished her MA with us.

Tom and Grace’s studies at IBI have enabled them for their current ministries… 

“My years of studying at IBI have been very formative. Studying on the Masters programme has equipped me for church ministry, particularly in engaging with the Bible and communicating the Bible to others. It has also enriched my work at IBI, developing and teaching short courses online. Foundational to all of that, studying Applied Theology has increased my love for God and his Word. It’s a privilege to continue to serve him in this world of biblical studies! ” Grace

Studying at IBI provided me with theological and practical training for serving in the local church. Studying part-time and working with my church part-time provided an opportunity to study and apply learning at the same time. IBI provided me with tools to help with regular Bible teaching, as well as other aspects of church ministry, such as youth work and pastoral care.”  Tom


Enabling students like Tom and Grace to study at IBI is investing in the future of the church in Ireland. That is why we need your support to help us raise €60,000 to enable us to keep on fulfilling our calling and mission. If you are able to give to this appeal that would enable us to keep on making an impact in students lives. If you were able to give regularly, that would be fantastic, and would help us with our budgeting.

Will you help us this year to reach our goal to see disciples of Jesus Christ being transformed by their learning to make an impact on Ireland for the glory of God?


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