As founder and lead pastor, Jason Smith has helped plant and grow Latitude Church from the beginning. In June of 2014, God instilled a vision in Jason, and called he and his family to plant Latitude Church in Eastern North Carolina. Jason holds a Masters Degree of Religious Studies from Liberty University. He is passionate about reaching the lost, and seeing lives changed for Christ. Jason and his wife, Christina, live in New Bern, NC with their two sons, Garrison and Chandler Smith and they have also had the privilege of welcoming Jasmine Drew into their home.

Pastor Ted Leith


Ted is responsible for the team and cultural development at Latitude Church and helps shape the overall direction and leadership of the church. He oversees Human Resources, Training & Development, Weekend Experience, Missions, and weekly ministry opportunities. Ted and his wife, Remington, are graduates of Hillsong College (AU) and have been active in global missions for many years. Ted is a passionate and joyful servant of Jesus, and loves supporting the senior leadership and vision of Latitude Church.

Pastor Kyle Fletcher


Kyle is directly responsible for the Youth at Latitude Church and has a passion for the now generation of young people and young leaders. Kyle leads the youth team to create engaging environments where people can connect with each other and grow closer to Christ. He, and his wife Stephanie are also key and integral to the pastoral and organizational leadership of Latitude Youth. Kyle and Stephanie live in New Bern and have 2 amazing children, Maverick and Hendrix, and 1 super cute dog.

Pastor Ramon Rosa


Ramon Rosa has served faithfully at Latitude Church in various capacities almost from its inception. He now serves as pastor of the newly formed Latitude Español. Ramon holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Religious Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2014, where God used him to reach people within the branch with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has always shown a passion for the vision of Latitude Church—to Reach people far from God and all the lost for Jesus Christ—and has a deep love for people and a conviction to reach the Hispanic community for the cause of Christ. Ramon and his wife, Mairym are native from Puerto Rico and live in New Bern, NC with their two children, Mairymar and Ramon Luis Rosa Roman.

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