leadership team

  • Mike & Kim Upton
    Mike & Kim Upton elder/executive pastor & wife

    mike serves as an elder in our church. he is a teacher at la canada high school and also voluntarily oversees our financial advisory team. he and his wife kim are leaders in our shepherding and counseling ministries. mike and kim upton are pillars in our church family. they and their family have been mainstays in helping build the church these past two decades. they have four children; carly (who is married to nick molino), matt ( who is married to brittany), ryan, and liza. all of them are great disciples and active members of their respective ministries. mike, kim and live in la canada.

  • Kevin & Tracena Holland
    Kevin & Tracena Holland senior minister & womens' ministry leader

    kevin is our senior minister and is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the church. he is a part of our sunday and midweek gatherings teaching team. tracena serves alongside kevin as a women’s ministry leader for our church. kevin earned a master of arts in christian ministry degree from the harding school of theology, in memphis tennessee. trae helps counsel and teach the women of turning point. they have two daughters, tory and kennidy. tory, a recent usc graduate, and her husband derrick hinton, are leaders in our young marrieds’ ministry. kennidy is a sophomore at cal state long beach and a disciple in the campus ministry of the greater long beach church.

  • Jay & Traci Minor
    Jay & Traci Minor associate minister & womens' ministry leader

    jay is our associate minister and shares the leadership responsibilities for turning point. he is a part of our sunday and midweek gatherings teaching team. traci serves alongside jay as a women’s ministry leader, on a part time basis. jay leads the family ministry and the music ministry for turning point. he also oversee our youth ministry and our el salvador mission effort. traci assists jay in these areas and helps provides leadership for the women in our family ministry. they have a daughter jayelle, who is a great disciple in our teen ministry, a son jonathan who is growing in our high school ministry, and two remarkable, newly adopted younger children. they live in sherman oaks.

  • David & Cece Bruce
    David & Cece Bruce shepherds of our small group leaders

    david and cece serve as shepherds of our small group leaders. they have a deep conviction that small groups are the backbone, engine, and heart of a healthy and thriving church! david is a licensed marriage and family therapist and holds a master’s dergree in psychology from antioch university. cece has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the royal institute of technology in stockholm. they have two children, michael and kristina, and live in culver city.

  • Pay & Robyn Foyle
    Pay & Robyn Foyle chemical recovery ministry leaders

    for 12+ years, pat and robyn have voluntarily led our stellar chemical recovery ministry! hundreds of lives have been radically transformed by God, through this remarkable group of people. pat and robyn are dearly loved long standing members of our church. they live in burbank and have two daughters, briar and aislyn.

  • Seth Jensen
    Seth Jensen 20-somethings leader

    seth is our 20-something singles’ and college students’ ministry intern. he is a graduate of csun and is a part of our sunday and midweek gatherings teaching team.

  • Melyssa Hardwick
    Melyssa Hardwick 20-somethings leader

    melyssa helps lead the women in the 20-somethings ministry and the single womens’ chemical recovery ministry. she graduated from musicians institute with a degree in music business and has been working at abc for six years as a music creative for the network.

  • Derrick Hinton
    Derrick Hinton ministry intern

    derrick hinton serves as an intern in the 20-somethings and young marrieds ministry. he is a recent graduate from california state university, long beach, holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. prior to joining the turning point staff, derrick was an executive team leader for target inc., where he oversaw as many as 250 employees. he is also a newlywed who married his wife and best friend, Tory, two years ago. they live in north Hollywood.

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