Meet Our Staff

 

Lead Pastor  - David Tortora

Pastor Dave grew up in Sacraento, 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!

 

 

  

Youth Pastor - Mike Mikaele

 

 

 

 

Worship Leader - Bull Kela

Richard Kela, better known as Bull, began leading worship at Turning Point in September 2018. He has a heart for worshiping the Lord and for serving others. Bull has served in worship ministry at his home church in Hilo, Hawaii for over 20 years and since moving to the PNW 5 years ago, has followed God's calling to continue in worship ministries. Alongside his wife and a team of 10 other members, Bull continues to lead the congregation every Sunday in Song and Praise. We enjoy his great personality and his heart for serving the Lord. Bull loves coffee first thing in the morning, camping, mini-vacations with his wife and daughters and loves to eat good food! 

 

 

Children's Minister - Josephine Clark

 

 

 

     

Life and Family Connections - Kim Tortora

 

 

 

Office Administrator & other things- Dorian Kela

Bull & Dorian began attending Turning Point in 2015 after relocating from their hometown of Hilo, Hawaii. Dori believes in serving anywhere there is a need. She is currently Pastor Dave's Assistant, the office manager, bookkeeper, worship keyboard player, and women's ministry leader. BUT she is first and foremost the wife to Bull Kela and mother to Gracey-Mae and Sadie-Ann. Dorian has attended college for Business Marketing, Biblical Studies, and finally got her associates at Northwest University for Ministry Leadership. She loves peppermint oil, coffee with way too much cream and sugar, and spending time with friends and family! If you ever need anything, you can email her at admin@turningpointcc.org (lol) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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