our staff

Creekside Church is family of believers ruled by the congregation and led by Elders (Pastors) and Deacons.

Our Pastors

John (Jack) F. Klem, Th.D.

Jack is married to Cathy and together they have two children, Jason and Alison, who is married to Derrick. As a pastor, Jack serves the Creekside family in the areas of education and training. He is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College, Baptist Bible Seminary, and Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jason (Jake) English

Jake is a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida. Jake comes to us with a retails and banking background, most recently with JP Morgan Chase. During this time he started the Foundation for Medical Relief, working to improve relations between indigenous churches and health organizations in more than twenty countries. Jake answered the call to ministry and served at a local church as the college age and interim senior adult minister for fifteen years. He attended the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary extension in Tampa, FL.

Shale Latter

Shale, who is married to Courtney, have three children, Jadyn, Izabella and Audrey. As a bi-vocational pastor, Shale preaches and oversees the children’s ministry and our community groups.

Jeff Aman

Jeff is married to Julie and they have three children – Jenna (married to Anthony DeRosse), Jared, and Josh. Jeff oversees the membership and assimilation ministry, and teaches Bible and theology studies at Creekside. He is a graduate of the University of Florida (undergraduate and law school) and Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A. and Th.M.).


Our Deacons

Chip Purcell

Chip Purcell, who is married to Pam, have three children. Jacquelin is married to Mitch and are the parents of two children. Jake is a medical student at Michigan State University. Zachery, their youngest is a college student.

Jeff Kerr

Jeff Kerr, who is married to Susan, have two married children. Jeff works in the IT industry.

Bret Smith

 Bret Smith, who is married to Carla, have three married children. Bret works in the financial services industry.

Art Horst

Art Horst, married to Linda 48 years, retired, 20 years in banking, 3 adult children , Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft Worth, Tx.

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Cameron Earhart

Cameron works for a Christian Foundation in Tampa. He attended Southeastern Seminary and serves in a discipleship ministry for young professionals.

Evan Greene

Evan Greene and his wife Kelsey serve the Creekside Church family in the area of hospitality.