Members Meeting 2024

Video of Members Meeting June 14, 2024


Mark Bishay

Mark Bishay has been an active member of Journey since 2018. He brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the community, being involved in leadership for the Guest Experience team, contributing to the build-out of the Torrance Campus, and facilitating Life groups and Care groups alongside his wife, Ann.

Mark has a strong background in church leadership, having served on the Trustee board for another church for several years. Professionally, he is the Chief Technology Officer for a boutique consulting firm, where he manages teams delivering enterprise software applications. His expertise spans various industries, focusing on process improvement and data visibility through technology.

Mark has been married to Ann, an elementary school teacher, for 28 years. They have two daughters: Kaitlyn, 26, a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado, and Nicole, 24, a student at the University of Colorado Law School.

Mark deeply appreciates how Journey meets people where they are and challenges them to grow in their relationship with Christ. He also values Journey’s commitment to building community, both within and outside the church.

Dan Charlin

Daniel Charlin has been a dedicated member of Journey for six years. He is happily married to Janet Charlin for 44 years, and together they have three adult daughters, all walking with the Lord. Two of their daughters are married, and they have three grandchildren.

At Journey, Daniel actively serves in local and global outreach, participates in the tech team, leads discipling groups, and assists with building projects as needed by the church.

With a rich background as a retired engineer and manager in the aerospace industry, Daniel brings extensive experience to the board. He has participated in various short-term missions in approximately 50 countries and numerous local outreach programs, ranging from Skid Row to local communities and from elementary schools to college students. His past church affiliations include roles such as Jr. High and High School director, Bible study leader for all age groups, Deacon, Elder, Chairman of the Board, worship leader, bus driver, and janitor. Currently, he is involved in a free Christian trade school as a welding instructor and chaplain.

Daniel deeply loves Journey and the people who form its community. Since joining, he and his wife have felt loved and welcomed. He appreciates the strong balance between biblical scholarship and intentional relationship-building exhibited by both staff and lay leaders.

Gregg DeNeui

Gregg has been a part of Journey in its various forms for 61 years, having joined the church when his parents moved to Torrance around the time of his birth. He came to Christ in his first-grade Sunday School class, in a room that now serves as the church office, and was baptized in the early ’70s by Pastor Malyon.

Gregg has been married to Audrey for 34 years, and they have lived in their current house in Torrance for 24 years. They have three adult children, two of whom are married, all residing in Southern California.

Throughout his time at Journey, Gregg has actively served in the music and worship ministry, directing the high school and college choir in the 1980s and leading worship at the 11 a.m. services in the 1990s. He has served multiple terms on Journey’s leadership board over the past 30 years, leading business meetings and working on by-laws and OPM updates. Gregg has also headed search committees to find associate pastoral staff and nominating committees to find lay leaders for the church.

Gregg deeply appreciates Journey’s encouragement to worship God with all one’s heart, soul, and mind, and values the church’s commitment to children’s ministry. Over the years, he has witnessed children who were taught to love God at Journey grow into church and ministry leaders locally, across the country, and around the world.

Professionally, Gregg is the Supervisor of IT Services for Kinecta Credit Union.

Bill Hall

Bill Hall and his wife, Alice, have been dedicated members of Journey of Faith for 39 years. They have lived in Redondo Beach for 41 years and were married in 1983 at Church of the Open Door, then located in downtown Los Angeles. Bill accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior during his senior year of high school in Michigan, while Alice was born on the mission field in Argentina.

They have two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson. Their daughters were raised in the church, attending children’s ministry and AWANA, and eventually graduated from Azusa Pacific University and California Baptist University.

Bill’s service to the church has been extensive. He served as a deacon for several years in the 1990s and as an elder for three terms beginning in 2002. He was also part of the pastoral search committee in 2015. Bill and Alice have led the wardrobe team for Journey to Bethlehem and made the priestly garments for the Tabernacle. For the past decade, they have led a Thursday night Life Group, and Bill has co-led a Friday morning Men’s Group.

Bill retired from Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon in 2013 as an Engineering Fellow. One of the things Bill and Alice love most about Journey of Faith is the community’s support during tough times, exemplifying 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 in action. Some may recognize Bill as the recipient of the award for being the most contented person at the church.

Cary Walker

Cary Walker and his wife, Laura Mecoy, have been attending Journey of Faith for 25 years. They reside in Manhattan Beach and are proud parents of two grown children, Ryan and Grace.

Cary and Laura are dedicated members of a life group and have actively participated in various church volunteer projects, including the media ministry, ushering, and book editing.

With over 40 years of experience in corporate communications, governance, investor relations, and crisis management, Cary brings a wealth of expertise to the board. He has advised CEOs, business leaders, and government officials in California, Washington, D.C., and the Middle East, helping them navigate challenges such as financial crises, corporate litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cary has also served on several nonprofit boards, including CORO, LA Youth, and the Southern California Chapter of JDRF, the leading funder of Type 1 diabetes research.

Cary has been a believer since he was 12 years old, and he never tires of hearing the Gospel message, the good news of Jesus Christ. Both he and Laura cherish discussing it with members of their life group every Tuesday night.