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OUR TEACHING TEAM

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Omar Giritli

Lead Pastor

Omar Giritli serves as the Lead Pastor at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL. He is joyfully married to his wonderful wife Ashley and have two beautiful children, Camila and Mateo. He was born in Puerto Rico, but raised in Miami since age 7. He has been in ministry for over 10 years and served in different capacities such as Small Group Pastor, Campus Pastor and Director of Campuses. He is a Law School graduate from the University of Miami, member of the BAR, and holds a Master in Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Al Williams

English Teaching Team

Alexander “Al” currently serves as the Downtown/Coral Gables campus pastor as well as a member of the teaching team. Following graduation from the Master's University, Al began serving in full-time ministry in California in 2013 as a student pastor before joining the Christ Fellowship team in 2017 in the same capacity. Al lives in Miami with his wife Aubrey. Aside from ministry and spending time with his wife, Al enjoys reading, golfing as often as he can, and quoting Charles Spurgeon.

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Jose Peña

Spanish Teaching Team

Jose Pena's current role is Pastor of the Doral Campus as well as being on the Spanish Teaching Team. He is married to Wanda and has three wonderful boys. Jonathan 24 years old, Joshua 23 years old, Joseph 17 years old. Jose has been part of Christ Fellowship for seven years, and has served as the Small Group Director, Spanish pastor, associate pastor, He has also overseen the congregation of care for all of the Christ Fellowship campuses. Jose currently lives in Miami, but was born in the Dominican republic.

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Carlos Cardenas

Executive Pastor

Carlos serves as the Executive Pastor at Christ Fellowship and leads the Directional Leadership Team. He is also part of the Teaching Team and has been in ministry at Christ Fellowship for over 10 years. During his time at Christ Fellowship, he has served in different capacities such as Pastor of Campuses, and Campus Pastor at the Palmetto Bay and West Kendall Campuses. He holds a Master’s in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary and a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Florida International University. Carlos lives in Palmetto Bay with his wife Shany, and his children Noah, Nathan and Everly. Aside from spending time with his family, Carlos loves to barbecue and watch his favorite football team, the Miami Hurricanes.

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Josè Alonso

Spanish Teaching Team

Jose is part of the Spanish teaching team and currently serves as the Director of Global Campuses at Christ Fellowship. He was born and raised in Colombia, South America and has been a church planter for 24 years in Latin America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute, a Master’s degree in Biblical Languages from Baptist Bible College, a Master’s in Divinity from Baptist Bible Seminary, and a Doctorate from the Master’s Seminary in California. He has a YouTube Bible Teaching Ministry called “De Regreso a la Biblia'' with more than 80,000 subscribers. He is also a consultant for global multisite strategy. Jose and his wife Karina live in Miami and have two daughters in college Daniela and Camila. Jose’s favorite hobby is spending time with his wife and playing golf.