Aaron Currin: Aaron serves as Pastor to BLDG 28 Church in Clearwater, Florida. He and his wife Danielle have been married for a decade and just in the past couple years God has crashed their lives – in a good way – with their little boy, Spurgeon, and their princess, Evangeline. Other than studying theology and shepherding the worshippers in BLDG 28, he loves relaxing with friends, visiting local breweries, playing sports, reading, traveling domestically and abroad, eating unhealthy, toying with the guitar, and watching North Carolina basketball and Georgia football.
Adam Powers: Adam serves as Pastor to SonRise Community Church in New Port Richey, Florida. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Valdosta State University as well as a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Along with pastoring he serves as an adjunct professor in the Church Ministry Program at Trinity College of Florida. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, and exercising. Adam is the founder and editor of The Publicans, as well as an aspiring Hobbit.
Andrew Jaenichen: Andrew serves as Associate Pastor and current Interim Pastor to Riverside Baptist Church in Downtown New Port Richey, Florida. He holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity College of Florida and an M.A. in Christian Ethics from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for God, theology, coffee and seeing followers of Christ become disciple making disciples.
Austin Wynn: Austin serves as Pastor at Westside Baptist Church in Valdosta, GA. He holds a Bachelors degree in Education from Valdosta State University and an M.Div. in Theology from Southern Seminary. He loves drinking coffee with his wife Emily, wrestling on the floor with his three children, reading big books from dead guys, and running…mostly after his kids.
Bill and Debby Abitz: Married for over 21 years now, they have five children and many friends who prove that God has fearfully and wonderfully made us all. Bill grew up in the Pacific Northwest but has lived in Florida for over half his life while Debbie is a Canadian by birth. Bill credits much of his personal and professional growth to my 15-year temporary position as a Chick-fil-A restaurant manager. Present days have they are preparing to serve as Tribal Church Planters in Paraguay, South America. Bill enjoys spending time with his family watching movies, trying new foods and caring for his beard, which one day, just might earn him a picture on the Wall of Reformers. Debbie likes to drink coffee and enjoys trying new ethnic foods.
David Hayashi: David is a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he lives with his wife Sharon and their two dogs Lola and Zoey. David has had 15 years experience as a worship leader in multiple churches across Florida and Georgia. When David is not studying or singing he is hunting, fishing, attending a concert, or traveling around the globe and meeting new people. He loves listening to music with a good cup of coffee and enjoys long philosophical conversations about theology, music, and food. He is also a reformed ninja, watch out.
Don Carpenter: Don serves as Pastor to Eldred Baptist Church in the metropolis of Eldred, Illinois. He holds a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Missouri Baptist University. He is a husband of 16 years to his beautiful wife Angie, and a father to God’s blessings, Faith (15) and Cole (13). His passion in ministry is making disciples who make disciples; first by helping men to become their family’s resident theologian and pastor. Biblical husbands and fathers make for biblical, God-honoring, Christ-exalting homes which, when gathered together, makes for God-honoring, Christ-exalting, biblical local churches.
Jake Stone: Jake serves as the Preaching Pastor to New Testament Baptist Church in Biloxi, MS. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Christian Ministries from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS and plans to enroll in the modular program at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 2018. In his spare time, he loves to read (specifically history, biography, and theology) as well as follow all sports related to the University of Alabama, Roll Tide!
Lucas Hillman: Lucas Hillman was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida and currently lives in Clearwater. He serves as the Associate Pastor to Grace Christian Fellowship where he joined the staff in the summer of 2008. He and his wife Katelyn have been married 9 years and have three children; a daughter, Schaffer, and two sons, Gideon and Augustin. Prior to serving at GCF, he was on staff with Young LIfe; and served as campus minister for Christian Campus Fellowship at Florida Gulf Coast University where he double majored in Philosophy and Communications. Lucas received a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Beside spending time and being ridiculous with his wife and kids, he enjoys reading fiction, camping, cooking meals with friends, and although he has grown up near the beach, he dreams of the mountains.
Matt Noble: Matt graduated from Trinity College of Florida with a B.A. in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. He was the Pastor for Young Adult Ministry at First Baptist Church of Wesley Chapel for 7 years. He currently works in the Adult Education program at Trinity College of Florida and serves as the Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in New Port Richey, Florida. He and his wife Rachel have been married for over 5 years. Matt enjoys sports, board games, hanging out with family and friends, and eating ice cream.
Sam Knox: Sam is a customer support problem solver at My Shop Manager by day and heresy slayer by night while he listens to James R. White. He has previously served as the youth pastor at Living Hope Baptist Church. He enjoys spending time with his wife, reading the works of Puritans, and long conversations on reformed theology. He is a member of SonRise community Church and serves there as a preschool age Sunday school teacher.