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.

  • CASEY and Lenore casal

    Lead PastorS  

    Casey and Lenore Casal have been serving as Lead Pastors of Journey Assembly since June 2020.  They previously served as District Youth Directors for the PenFlorida District Council of the Assemblies of God since May 2016. He graduated in 2002 with his Bachelors from Southeastern University and in 2019 with his Masters Degree in Leadership. He was in youth ministry for over 19 years as a staff pastor and youth evangelist. 

    Lenore has a heart for women and outreach!  She regularly speaks at different events and conferences in Florida and across United States.   She is a licensed minister and is active in the abolishment of Human Trafficking with outreaches locally and abroad.  

    Casey  and Lenore have 3 children; Lila, Selah, and Judah. 

  • 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 music director

    Pastor Josh has been a part of Journey for 2 years.  He loves music arts and seeing young people go hard after God.  He is a gifted musician and brings a wealth of knowledge to the music ministry of the youth of Journey.  


    Children's ministry

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.