Ministry Name: LeadOn
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Area of World Crisis: Spiritual Confusion
Contact Info: http://leadon.me/
Bonnie was born in Charleston, SC, and Thor was born in New Haven, CT. Thus ended the War Between the States. Thor accepted the challenge of following Jesus while at Furman University through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After graduation, he went on to complete a Masters of Divinity at Emory University, and became a United Methodist Pastor. That same year after two dates, he asked Bonnie to marry him. They then spent the next 13 years in the Methodist church. In 1987, God called Thor, Bonnie and their three kids to plant a Vineyard in Augusta, GA, which started in their home with a handful of people. Over the next 16 years the church grew to over 750 people and planted five churches.
In 2003, Thor and Bonnie felt like the Lord said, “Do it again!” They turned the Augusta Vineyard over to their Executive Pastor and launched out to Charlotte. Worship Celebrations began in January 2004. The Vineyard North Charlotte has planted two churches; Charleston, SC, and Palm Spring , FL. It has also been responsible for five Vineyard Plants in Ukraine. It is through the work in Ukraine that Thor and Bonnie met Vladimir in the orphanage. He is now their forth child and attends Lee University.
Thor has served as an Area Pastoral Coordinator and as the Southeast Region Church Planting Coordinator, overseeing seven states, for the Vineyard along with his experience in cross cultural training. He has over 88 Church Plants that he has either personally planted planted out of his church or facilitated before LeadOn. They are in the Southeast USA, Ukraine and Cuba.
In October, 2012 Thor & Bonnie were asked to come on staff with Global training Network. Thor took a pay cut, hired an associate to spend more time doing LeadON. He continues to be Lead Pastor at the Vineyard North Charlotte, and through Lead On (with GTN) is able to use his gift mix and 40 years of experience to empower and train student leaders, church planters, pastors and leaders who have chosen, despite trials and hardships, to Lead On in the Kingdom of God.