MEET OUR LEADERSHIP


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IAN THOMAS

LEAD PASTOR | ELDER

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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 graduation, Ian served for a year as Associate Director at Christian Campus Fellowship at FSU before moving back home to Lakeland. He then worked as a High School Bible Teacher at Lakeland Christian School in addition to serving as one of the pastors at Aletheia Tampa while preparing to plant The King’s Church. 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 family, enjoying a good meal, watching college football, reading, and talking with others about their faith. Ian and Molly have been married since December of 2013 and they have a son named Caleb and a daughter named Maddie.

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RYAN WHITFIELD

ASSOCIATE PASTOR | ELDER

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Ryan is a bi-vocational pastor and Realtor for the Greater Tampa Bay area. Raised in Tallahassee, Ryan graduated from North Florida Christian School, where he went on to earn a degree in Worship Leadership from the University of Mobile in Alabama. Returning to Tallahassee, he met his wife, Whitney, who is now an ophthalmology resident under the USF medical program. In addition to his undergraduate degree, he has earned a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys family time with the dogs, exploring the outdoors, playing music, woodworking, and reading.

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PAT KAPPENMAN

PASTOR | ELDER

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Pat and his wife moved to Lakeland from Massachusetts where he served as an elder at The City Church in downtown Springfield. Pat works as a marketing and marketing operations professional for a Fortune 500 company. He holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Bible, Secondary Education, and Theology, as well as an MBA. He is an avid reader, runner, father of four, and grandfather to nine.


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AMY HORNBUCKLE

KINGDOM KIDS DIRECTOR | OPERATIONS MANAGER

CONTACT AMY

Amy was born in St. Louis, MO and followed a job to Florida in September of 2017. By God‘s orchestration, she became a part of Aletheia Tampa and connected with the King’s Church. This all led to Amy and her husband Dillon moving to Lakeland to be a part of the church plant. She now works as the Children’s Director and Operations Manager. Outside of the church she and her husband enjoy anything that gets them outside.

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