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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our Directional Leadership Team works together to shape the vision and direction of Christ Fellowship.

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Omar Giritli

Lead Pastor

Omar Giritli serves as the Lead Pastor at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL. He is joyfully married to his wonderful wife Ashley and have two beautiful children, Camila and Mateo. He was born in Puerto Rico, but raised in Miami since age 7. He has been in ministry for over 10 years and served in different capacities such as Small Group Pastor, Campus Pastor and Director of Campuses. He is a Law School graduate from the University of Miami, member of the BAR, and holds a Master in Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Samantha Stockton

Director of Ministries

Samantha Stockton serves on the Christ Fellowship Directional Leadership Team as the Director of Ministries. She was born in Da Nang, Vietnam and raised her entire life in Miami. Samantha considers herself a Miamian for life! Her passion is to coach leaders to be the best at utilizing their gifts and making it easy for ministries to help people follow Jesus. She is married to A.J., and mama to Andy and Savanna. If you want to get to know her more, Samantha is always ready to meet you, just bring some Cuban coffee and pastelitos.

 

 

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Ray Perez

Pastor of Campuses

Ray Perez  currently serves as Pastor Of Campuses at Christ Fellowship. Ray, a Florida State Licensed contractor for over 25 years, ordained pastor and seminary graduate transitioned into a full time ministry career several years ago where he has served in various roles at Christ Fellowship Church. As a seminary graduate from Miami International Seminary and experienced business owner, Ray is uniquely positioned to advance our mission and vision of establishing Christ Fellowship church across Miami, Latin America and the Caribbean. Ray currently lives in Miami, Florida with his wife of 37 years, Ida. Together they have two children, Ray Jr. and Stephanie. In his spare time Ray enjoys serving up Texas Style BBQ to friends, family and the community he serves in.

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Carlos Cardenas

Executive Pastor

Carlos serves as the Executive Pastor at Christ Fellowship and leads the Directional Leadership Team. He is also part of the Teaching Team and has been in ministry at Christ Fellowship for over 10 years. During his time at Christ Fellowship, he has served in different capacities such as Pastor of Campuses, and Campus Pastor at the Palmetto Bay and West Kendall Campuses. He holds a Master’s in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary and a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Florida International University. Carlos lives in Palmetto Bay with his wife Shany, and his children Noah, Nathan and Everly. Aside from spending time with his family, Carlos loves to barbecue and watch his favorite football team, the Miami Hurricanes.

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Debbie Sutton

Director of Operations

Debbie Sutton serves on the Christ Fellowship Directional Leadership Team as the Director of Operations and CFO.  She has held financial roles at Christ Fellowship and Christ Fellowship Academy for 30 years. She grew up in the Florida Keys and has a Bachelor's degree from Trinity University and a Masters of Business Administration from Barry University.  Debbie and her husband, Brad, live in Miami and are blessed with two children and five grandchildren.

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Gideon Apé

Pastor of Weekend Experience and Leadership

Gideon Apé serves as the Pastor of Weekend Experience & Leadership Development at Christ Fellowship. He's married to Abby and has two beautiful boys, Jeremiah and Jude. Gideon has been part of Christ Fellowship for over a decade and has served in different roles including worship, college and young adults, and as an associate and campus pastor. Prior to ministry, Gideon worked in education reform and policy that focused on closing the achievement gap in Title 1 schools. He is a proud alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and The PEAR Institute at Harvard Medical & McLean Hospital. Gideon is passionate about leadership development, academia, the arts, reaching the urban core with the Gospel, a good cup of coffee, and especially his family.

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