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 (21) and Sofie (19) 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 provide spiritual, moral, and emotional support, helping to  serve the needs of our family at LifePoint as well as teaching and helping equip people for ministry. His favorite Bible verses are Isaiah6:8 and Jeremiah 29:13.

Jan and his wife Kelly 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’s Levi and Ella. When he is not gardening with Kelly, you can often find him playing with and teaching his grand kids or in the studio writing songs.

Matt Clark

FAMILY PASTOR

Matt joined the team at LifePoint in 2017. He is passionate about helping families connect to God and to each other. Matt brings more than 25 years of ministry experience to the team. He and Stephanie have been married for 25 years and they have a son, Bailey.

Aleah Grabowski

WORSHIP LEADER

Aleah Grabowski is the newest team member at LifePoint. She was raised in Ohio and has 8 siblings! She is passionate about leading others to Christ and has been leading worship since middle school. When she’s not playing music she loves watching the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Hurricanes play.

Laura Roney

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Laura is our newest team member, she joined the team in September of 2020. She has been a LifePoint Partner and Co-Leader of WOVEN the young adult ministry at LifePoint since its beginning in 2018. While she was serving, she met her now-husband, John, and they wed in December of 2019. They live in Lake Mary with their dog, Lady. In her free time, Laura enjoys going to Orlando’s theme parks and spending time in the community with the young adults in her group. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Ministerial  Administration.