Journey Staff Team

The staff team here at Journey is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for this church and this community. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • JOe Henson

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Joe was radically transformed by Jesus at the age of 15.  He and his wife, Tonya, arrived at Journey in Nov. of 2017.  He is passionate about changed lives, living a fully alive kind of life, and doing things with excellence.   He's pretty sure he's got the best job in the world.  He also loves Pepsi Max and making people laugh.

  • Tonya Henson

    children's Pastor

    Pastor Tonya loves to serve Journey by helping kids grow in their faith and through volunteering in the church office administratively.  It's her joy to serve alongside her husband, Joe.  She is passionate about changed lives, living authentically, being a giver of grace and mercy.  Her favorite place in the world is the beach.  Score 1 for Florida.

  • joel larson

    Worship Pastor/media pastor

    Joel, his wife Bristol, and their 2 kids Cameron and Magnolia Jane moved to Bradenton in March 2018. Joel grew up on a dairy farm in Central Minnesota, then moved all the way to the San Francisco Bay Area in California where he married his beautiful wife, Bristol, and now they are in Florida!  Joel loves Jesus, spending time with his family, all things music, and watching the Minnesota Vikings play football.

  • Josh Blankenhorn

    Youth Pastor

    Pastor Josh has been a part of Journey for 2 years.  He loves music arts and seeing young people go hard after God.  One of Pastor Josh's many talents include being able to complete a Rubix cube puzzle in less than 2 minutes!  Don't believe it?  Bring one to church next week and let's see if he's telling us the truth. 

Ministry Teams

In addition to this staff team, we have many talented ministry leaders who serve within Journey.  We are led by a board of deacons who serve in many capacities along with volunteer pastors and teachers.  Every team member, whether staff, pastors, board, or volunteers, are vitally important to the mission of the church.  If you cannot find the person you are looking for on this list, please contact us at and we can help connect you with the right person.