Phil Ayres

LEAD PASTOR/ELDER

Phil and his wife, Stefanie, met as college freshmen on the campus of Grand Rapids Baptist College (now Cornerstone University) in the late 80’s. After being married for 8 years (and being tired of the cold weather), Phil persuaded Stefanie to move from Michigan to Florida in order to pursue a job as the E-business Development Director of a mid-size aerospace firm in Tampa. In 2003 God called Phil to full-time ministry at LifePoint Christian Church where’s he’s been since 2003.
AJ (17) and Sofie (15) occupy much of their time. When they aren’t playing boardgames on Family Fun Night, Phil and Stefanie enjoy golfing and hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Jan Puterbaugh

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Jan has been at LifePoint from the very beginning (2002) and has done just about every volunteer job in the church, from setting up chairs on Sunday morning to playing the bass guitar in the band. Being a military retiree, Jan has developed a unique gift for leadership and managing details. His number one goal is to manage the structure of the church organization, coordinate volunteers and leaders, develop teams, equip people for ministry, and make the coffee in the morning. His favorite Bible verse is Isaiah6:8.
Jan and his wife Kelly have have two grown daughters, Jessi and Shannon, their husbands and five grandchildren. Jan and Kelly live in Sanford with their dog’s Isaiah and Charlotte and cat Levi.

Joel Swan

WORSHIP LEADER

Joel grew up at LifePoint, having been a part of the original team that planted the church. A graphics designer by trade, he works full-time for a local company that prints commercial labels. Amazingly, he still finds the time to manage four separate bands (one for each week of the month). His passion is connecting people to Jesus through worship, and he loves to find new and innovate arrangements to classic hymns.

Joel and his wife Lynae have been married for 4 years and they have two sons, Breydon & Landon. While not keeping two young boys out of mischief they love playing video games and hanging out with friends.

Laura Martin

SMALL GROUPS DIRECTOR

Laura has been a part of LifePoint, playing keys in the worship band and serving in the kid’s ministry since 2002. Believing that the love of Jesus becomes manifest when His people are in true community with one another, she works to create opportunities for all of us to deepen our relationships with God and each other through coordinating our small groups at LifePoint. She and her husband, Greg, met in a small group at LifePoint and were married in May 2005. They now have two amazing kids, Reece and Isabella. In her off-time, she loves watching movies and spending time outdoors with her family.

Jennifer Friedline

PASTORAL ASST. & STUDENT MINISTRY LIASON

Jennifer has been serving as Pastor Phil’s assistant since 2015. She also coordinates volunteers and teaches in our High School ministry, TwoTwenty. She met her husband Daniel while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. As a family they enjoy the outdoors, hanging out with friends. They have a son named, Ethan.