History Of KLC

KLC started as a home group at Chiswick Christian Centre (CCC), which in turn has its roots in Kensington Temple.  The successful formation of the church was in part due to the staunch support of Rev Philip Whitehead, the pastor of CCC.  He has a heart for evangelism, missionary work and church expansion.  KLC is the second church plant from there.

In 2004 Pastor Desmond Egharevba, who was part of the leadership team of CCC, was leading one of the home groups.  It kept blossoming, and by 2007 it changed into the Kingom Living Home Group.  All this while people were coming to Pastor Desmond with words of knowledge about him going into church ministry as a pastor.  However, at this time, he resisted such talk!

By early 2008 the idea of the group becoming a church plant was being discussed within church leadership.  By September Pastor Phil called about 7 members of the group and advised them that it had been decided that they should now start to meet as a possible church plant.  As such, they were encouraged to embark on praying and seeking the face of God on how to move on in this vision.  Soon after an announcement was made at CCC and everyone asking them to pray for the possible plant.  

After about 6 months it was confirmed that the vision was becoming a reality.  The plant consisted of 7 adults and their families and 2 new members.  KLC was supported by the Elim Pentecostal Ministry which is our umbrella organisation and on 16th March 2009, Kingdom Living Church Staines was launched at the Laleham Village Hall.