Pastors & Staff

Pastor Joe Allotta

Pastor of Teaching and Vision

Pastor Joe is the primary teaching pastor at Essential Church.  He's been a Lead Pastor, Youth Pastor, Chaplain, and Professor.  His still is a Professor of Ministry at Trinity College of Florida.

Pastor Jason Lowe

Pastor of Family Life

Pastor Jason and his wife Jessie's passion is teaching and discipling students.  He oversees our teams that minister to our kids programs on Sunday mornings, and our youth events throughout the year.  He also is a teacher at Pepin Academy.  

Pastor Al Depoutot

Pastor of Administration

Pastor Al oversees the finances of the church and leads our set-up and welcome teams.  He is also the Dean of Students at Trinity College of Florida.

Diane and Erica

Directors of Preschool and Nursery

Kids are not just our church's future, they are our present.  We want to help them grow in their faith from the very start.  Diane and Erica help oversee our volunteer teams that teach and protect our precious littlest ones every Sunday Morning.

Darren Raske

Worship Team Leader

Darren leads our awesome worship team on Sundays.  We're always looking for more people that want to help lead our congregation in worship.  Just let us know.

Ron Vickery

Lead Deacon

The role of the Deacon is to serve the people of Essential Church in whatever way they might need.  If you have a need, let us know.