David Thompson is the lead elder of Grace Church, which is a vibrant local church meeting across four locations near the border of West Sussex and Hampshire, namely, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Havant.

David is married to Ali and has two grown up sons, Sam and Jake. He trained as an engineer and worked in that field for many years. But all his life he has been passionate about church. He came into eldership in 2004 and has worked in that capacity fulltime since 2006.

The Thompson family moved to Chichester in 2010. Grace Church was 4 years old by then and David quickly became part of the eldership team under the leadership of Steve Petch. David took over the lead elder role in January 2017, a new leader for the exciting new season for Grace Church that lies ahead.