Matt Stockdale, Team Leader
Originally from Canton, OH, Matt 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.
Riza Singal, Worship Director
A third generation Seventh-Day Adventist, Riza Singal currently holds the position as our Worship Director. Since 2017, she’s been a part of Roger Hernandez’s HOPE Series, Kymone Hinds’ Life Hurts, God Heals Series, and has provided music for 2 Carolina Conference Camporees. She’s been mentored by Seth & Nirva Ready and Chris August, in which she’s had the opportunity to record with Chris in Tennessee. God gave Riza a strong passion for leading worship along with the gift and privilege of song writing in the local Church. She’s also involved with Elevation Church’s Worship team of the Triad, and is being poured into by other worship leaders who fiercely love the Lord. Entering her third year as our Worship Director, Riza continues to impact and shift the worship culture of our Church. Her hope is that God is glorified through what she does, and that people would continuously learn to pursue Jesus and worship Him freely.
Brandon Argueta, Drummer

Hey yall! My name is Brandon, I have the amazing job of being the drummer for our worship team here at TAF. Some things about me: I am 15 years old, I love playing drums and worshipping God. I believe that we are the hands and feet of Jesus, and I will do everything in my power to bring people to Him. I hope to see you here at TAF!



Madisen Argueta, Worship Leader

A second generation Sabbath keeper, Madisen Argueta currently holds the position as our Worship Leader. Since 2017, she has been a part of Roger Hernandez’s HOPE Series, Kymone Hinds’ Life Hurts, God Heals Series, and has musically provided for the Carolina Conference. She’s been mentored by Jaci Velasquez, Seth & Nirva Ready, and Chris August, in which she had the opportunity to record with Chris in Tennessee. Madisen’s exceptional gift of songwriting has given our Church a number of anthems that we get to sing collectively. She belongs also with the Triad’s Elevation Church worship team. Additionally, she’s had the opportunity to record a Spanish album in Charlotte and is presently working on a live recording project with them. Finishing her first year as our Worship Leader, Madisen effectively leads her team and Church family in a deeper experience of worship each Sabbath. Her heart for Jesus is very much evident both on and off the stage.

Thomas Watkins, Community Outreach

Thomas having not always been in Christ heard the knock on his heart and answered in 2009, giving his life to Christ.  He has an Associates in Communications from GTCC and a Bachelors in Religion from Andrews University. As a Life Coach his goal is to help others and to create avenues for them to answer the knock on their hearts as well. Thomas and his wife, Cara, live in Greensboro, NC.

Jason Hampden, Communications Director

Jason leads our Communications and Social Media Teams. As a professional photographer, and recently rededicating his life to Christ,he focuses on bringing people closer to God through building genuine connections and openness.

Howard Coston, Youth Ministry

Howard 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.