Founders & Legacy


About the founders

Steve & Ellen Bilsborough | Founder, CEO

Pastors Steve and Ellen Bilsborough envisioned and consequently founded Life Primary School. They are passionate about implementing measurable changes to improve the current educational system, by building and developing a school of excellence.  In addition to having hearts for Christian Education, they are the founders and Pastors of Great Life Church, a local church with a television ministry reaching thousands of people both nationally and internationally Pastor Steve Bilsborough’s extensive travel to 37 nations has impacted millions of lives for Jesus Christ, over his thirty-five-year-long ministry.  Pastors Steve and Ellen both believe that real change comes first and foremost from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and that to be truly valuable, education must include the Bible as the primary and foundational textbook.  The Bilsboroughs and their dedicated team thrive on watching the youth of today mature in all areas of their lives to become tomorrow’s world changers.


Although the vision for Life Primary School was birthed in the hearts of the Bilsboroughs, it was preceded by the foresight of Pastors Dan and Geri Cole, who began a small church ministry in 1979, on the grounds where the school is now located. Their desire was to train children and families up in the ways of God. Through many years of labor, service and investment in the community, they were able to add a Christian school to their ministry. When the Lord called this faithful couple home to their Heavenly reward, their son Pastor Dan Cole II took over the ministry for several years, prior to closing its doors in July 2018. In March 2019, Pastor Cole II gifted the entire property to the Bilsborough’s ministry, so that they could pursue the vision that the Lord had laid on their hearts, while building on the foundation and carrying on the legacy of the Cole family.