Meet Our Staff
Lead Pastor - David Tortora
Pastor Dave grew up in Sacramento, California, where he met his wife Kim and started his ministry. A graduate of Bethany University in the Santa Cruz, CA area, he has served as lead pastor of two churches in California. He enjoyed an eleven year tenure at Scotts Valley Christian Center and ten years as pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Santa Rosa. Because of his great love for missions outreach he accepted the position of Executive Director of an international outreach to marginalized children now called Child Empowerment International. He continues to stay involved with this and other missions outreaches.
Dave became the pastor of Turning Point Christian Center on January 1, 2010. He and his wife Kim look forward to an exciting future for this church. His vision for the church is "Loving God & Loving People." He says this biblical mandate is a great fit for this church because they are "full of love for God and others." Our community needs the saving message of God’s love desperately.
He loves preaching the Word of God and seeing people grow in their faith. "What people need, more than anything today, is the truth of God's Word. God loves us so much and we need to hear the message of His love letter every day!"
He is always ready for a good cup of coffee (black, of course) a round of golf, or a discussion about fantasy football. He loves to cook and enjoy good food. Some of his favorites are pasta dishes, a perfectly grilled steak and Mexican food. His favorite snack is chips and salsa (only if the salsa is good!)
What touches his heart most of all is his family. Spending time with his wife, 5 kids, and fourteen grandkids is his greatest joy!
Pastor of Youth and Worship - Tim Walls
Pastor Tim is a native of the Pacific NW with roots in Portland, OR. He and his wife Angie have three amazing kids under the age of 6. They enjoy camping, Cinetopia, and grabbing a good cup of coffee.
Tim has a heart for seeing people transformed by the Gospel, and seeing them experience God through community, worship, prayer, and Bible study. From 2010-2011, while taking courses in Church Music at Portland Bible College, his call to Pastoral Ministry was solidified and came to include both Worship and Youth Ministries. In May of 2014, he graduated with a Masters in Ministry from the Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry. And in July of 2015 he was ordained in The Pacific Conference of The Evangelical Church.
Over the years he has served churches in Oregon and Washington. In February 2017 God brought Pastor Tim and his family back to Vancouver, WA to serve at Turning Point as the Pastor of Youth and Worship.
Some of his influences are Judah Smith, Rick McKinley, John Mark Comer, Matt Redman, Martin Smith, Jon Foreman, and Hillsong United.
Director of Children's Ministry - Katie Law
Katie began as Children's Ministry Director in February, 2018. She says, "I have been a Christ follower for over 25 years. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Sam, for 10 years and we have 5 awesome kids. We love kids and enjoy pouring into the kids at TPCC.
Office Manager / Women's Ministry Director - Kim Tortora
Kim came to Turning Point with her husband, Pastor Dave, in January 2010. She is passionate about the Lord and has a great love for people. Her energy for ministry and her infectious enthusiasm are a tremendous asset to the church as she serves with all her heart. Near the beginning of 2012 she came on staff as the Office Manager and has a wide variety of duties. As Women's Ministries Director she leads a very active group of women who have a great desire to love God and love people. They have many active ministries and small groups to help women grow in Christ and actively serve through the church.
Kim is also a professional photographer who does family portraits, outdoor shoots, and also is actively involved as a sports photographer for some local schools.