So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 1 Peter 5:1-3
At Aletheia we believe in the biblical view of male elders (pastors) as outlined in places such as 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. In addition, we believe in the huge role of both men and women in servant leadership positions (deacons) whether in order to minister to the church and aid in God’s work in this world.
Aaron was born in San Diego County, California. He is the son of a pastor and has been planting churches essentially his entire life in places like California, Spain, Virginia, and now Florida. He holds degrees from California Baptist University, James Madison University, and Liberty Seminary. Aaron serves as the teaching pastor of Aletheia.
Aaron and Ashlee have been married since May 20, 2005. They have four children: Drew (6.16.2007), Aaden (10.8.2008-11.15.2008), Asher (2.20.2010), and Adelee (5.29.2012)
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Jon has been a part of Aletheia Church since its inception
in 2001. As a sophmore in college, Jon transferred from Villanova to James Madison University where he met Aaron Proffitt on his first day of class and eventually graduated with a bachelor’s in business. Not long after attending Aletheia, Jon realized that God had placed a calling on his life to be a church planter and he desired to pursue that calling. At Aletheia, Jon focuses on hurch finances, small group training and helping to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the flock. Currently, Jon is a regional sales manager for Bridgewell Resources and just recently opened a branch here in Tampa, FL. In his spare time, Jon likes spending time with his family, traveling, and has a heart for global missions.
Jon and Amy were married in September of 2004 and have two boys. Micah was born in March of 2007 and Camden was born in September of 2008.
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Jimmy was born on a naval base in Portsmouth, VA but was quickly relocated to Charlotte, NC where he spent his first 25 years of life. With only a cultural bible belt experience of christianity it wasn’t until shortly after his 21st birthday that Jesus grabbed his heart. After that, everything changed. He has his bachelors degree from the Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte and studied at Re:Train in Seattle, WA.
Jimmy and Kelly were married on May 8, 2004. They have 5 children: Lily (2006), Abby (2008), Levi (2010) and then the twins, Jude & Zoe (2014).
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Ian is originally from Alma, Michigan. His family moved to Lakeland, Florida right before he began high school, and he has considered this “home” ever since. He graduated from Florida State University in 2011 with a degree in Religion. After graduating, Ian served for a year as Associate Director at Christian Campus Fellowship at FSU. After this, he moved back to Lakeland where he currently works as a High School Bible Teacher at Lakeland Christian School. He is also currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, enjoying good food, watching college football, and reading.
Ian and Molly have been married since December of 2013, and they hope to be a part of planting a church in Lakeland in the near future.
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Pastor in Training
Greg was born and raised just a few miles from Aletheia Tampa in Temple Terrace, FL.Upon graduating high school Greg and his family moved to Tallahassee, FL where he would go on to earn a BA in English (Minor in Criminology) from Florida State.
Shortly after graduating from FSU a desire began to grow within Greg towards church planting. In January 2012, Greg moved to Asheville, NC for a year as part of a core team planting a church in the city. After his year commitment was finished, in the Spring of 2013, Greg moved back to Tampa where he works for the Florida Department of Health as an Investigations Supervisor.
Greg and his wife, Julie were married in October 2015. They live in Wesley Chapel and enjoy spending time with friends, eating Chipotle, and fitting in workouts when they can.
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