SENIOR PASTOR TIM IAMAIO
Tim grew up in the church but was not converted until the age of 27 after years of rebellion. Since then, the Lord has given him a desire to see others grow in their knowledge of God's Word and their love for the Lord. He and his wife Sherri have been married for 13 years, and Sherri is our Women's Ministry Director and one of our lead singers. Tim has his Masters in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo. On May 16th, 2016, he accepted the call to become the pastor of Grace Fellowship after years of decline. Since then, the Lord been faithful to bless the consistent expository ministry, preaching through: Galatians, 1 Peter, The Sermon on the Mount, many of the Psalms, Colossians, John, Mark and now our current series in Proverbs.
As Senior Pastor, Tim is our vocational pastor and leads primarily in vision, teaching and preaching, having an early desire for Grace Fellowship to be a people who T.E.L.L. We know that Lord uniquely placed him in Sanford at this time to theologically and pastorally lead this congregation, and Tim is humbled to use his gifts in service to Christ and His bride. There have been many ups and downs, but now, by God's grace, there has been a spiritual and numerical revitalization into a thriving congregation that loves the Lord, His Word and His people. This was accomplished through the Spirit’s work through preaching, evangelism, discipleship, and in instituting elders and deacons, all in submitting our faith and practice to the holy Scriptures. All Glory to God! Pastor Tim's testimony
EXECUTIVE PASTOR JESSE ALLEN
Jesse Allen grew up in the church, and as a born leader has served in many leadership roles in previous churches. From the moment he and his family joined Grace Fellowship, they were committed and was recognized early on as a qualified and capable leader. He showed great care and concern for his responsibilities and on October 20, 2019 the members of Grace Fellowship, in full agreement, installed Jesse as Pastor.
As Executive Pastor, he has brought his practical, business and fatherly experience to our body. Jesse leads in organization, administration, finance, and family ministries, while these areas are natural for him, his knowledge of the Word and his love for the body is what has most impressed our members. He is respected for his wise counsel and patient shepherding in many areas of the church life. His wife Christy invests in many of the women and children of our body, as well as planning and executing the meals for our Wednesday night Bible Study. Their three children Dillon, Gemma and Mason are always growing in the Lord and joyfully serve as well.