Meet Our Team

Meet our leadership

Matt Stockdale - Team Leader

Originally from Canton, OH, Matt Stockdale moved to NC in 1997 to attend law school at Wake Forest University. Although Matt’s career is in law, his heart has always been in ministry and helping others develop a genuine, loving relationship with Christ. Matt and his wife, Amy, live in Pleasant Garden.

"I want to thrive, not just survive." Switchfoot

James De La Torre Jr. - Communications Director

James has been attending TAF since 2014. He finds the worship experience authentic in his continual growth and personal relationship with Christ.

He recently graduated from UNC-G with a BS degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. And his next step is to apply to a dietetic internship to go further in his new career in life.

When James isn't studying or working, you can find him working out at the gym, as fitness is also a big passion of his.

James is committed to seeing TAF grow and help spread the Gospel of Christ in the community and online.

Howard Coston - Youth Ministry

Howard Coston has been married to his amazing wife for 41 years, and has two adult sons. He has worked in health care as a Cardiovascular Perfusionist for the past 36 years, after working as a teacher in the Seventh-day Adventist educational system. Over the years he has served as an ordained elder, deacon, Youth Sabbath School leader, Pathfinder director and on worship teams as a vocalist and guitarist. He currently serves on the Tri-City Christian Academy school board for the past 5 years, including the last 3 years as board chairman. His primary passion has been, and remains, youth ministry. 

Alex Rosario - Treasurer

Originally from the Northeast, Alex Rosario moved to NC in 2007. He is a second generation Adventist who is the son of a retired Pastor. He attended Andrews University where he met his wife, Carrie. They were married in 2006 and are proud parents of two young boys. He currently works for a software company that provides our public safety institutions the necessary tools to keep our community safe. Alex is always ready and willing, doing our God's service.