Brian La Spada : Senior Pastor

Brian La Spada

Senior Pastor

Pastor Brian serves as the head pastor of Calvary Chapel Malibu, faithfully bringing the Word of the Lord to our city. Pastor Brian loves the Lord and the people of Malibu. Before stepping into his role as head pastor, he served as a teacher for Potter’s Field Ministries and as a college pastor for Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, a good book, and good conversations.

Pastor Brian and his wife, Nancy La Spada, have been married since June 2014.

Our church relies on the dedicated service of a large number of volunteers. To view each of their bios, please click on the groups below.

Church Leadership

Murray Sumner : Elder

Murray Sumner


Murray, and his wife of 32 years, Kay, head the Prayer Ministry Team at CCM. He also co-leads the Men’s Ministry. Canadian born, he was called to Malibu in 1994 to become part of the start-up of Malibu Vineyard Christian Fellowship where he and his wife served on the Prayer Team, Advisory Council and produced two major church concert events yearly. After attending various other churches and being trained in Deliverance prayer, they began worshipping at Calvary Chapel Skyline, then Calvary Chapel Godspeak from 2007 to 2012 when God called them to serve at CCM.

Saved in 1975, Murray has had various freelance careers– ranging from professional photography, film set-decoration, antique refinishing, vintage Airstream trailer restorations to home construction. His hobbies include bee-keeping and restoring a 1950 Pontiac. At age 69, and retired, his vision is to use his gifts, talents and life experiences to serve not only in an Elder capacity at CCM but to mentor younger men in a closer walk with purity and Jesus Christ. He and Kay currently live on their 20 acre ranch where they rescue both animals and souls.
Gloria Stoop : Women's Ministry Leader

Gloria Stoop

Women's Ministry Leader

Gloria is our church's Women's Ministry Director, and has been attending our church since 2013. She has been involved with Women's Ministry for many years teaching Bible studies and organizing women’s events. Gloria also teaches regularly at the local Women’s Correctional Facility in the Santa Monica Mountains. Furthermore, Gloria is a leader at No Longer Bound, a post abortion recovery Ministry. Her desire is that all women get to know Jesus Christ intimately and share the good news with the lost.

Gloria's husband, Hans, has been attending CCM since 2013 and is currently assisting Pastor Brian.
Leon Johnson : Elder

Leon Johnson


Leon Johnson and his wife Lea lead our Hospitality Ministry to present the love of Christ to all those that enter the doors of Calvary Chapel Malibu by greeting them with a warm smile, handshake or hug. They desire to make everyone feel welcome by greeting people at the doors, to assist anyone who might need information or directions, and to provide opportunities for people to connect over a cup of coffee and a donut. In these simple ways the Hospitality Ministry serves to encourage growth in the church's love for God, His glory, and in the church's love for one another. In addition, the Johnsons are involved in community service through various organizations and church outreach programs such as Malibu’s SOS Homeless Ministry, El Faro Orphanage, Tijuana, Mexico and several orphanages in Romania. Professionally, the Johnsons specialize in marketing and selling beachfront homes, luxury homes and estates, condos, land and leases, from Malibu to Beverly Hills and the Valley areas.

Kim Cary : Elder & Men's Ministry Leader

Kim Cary

Elder & Men's Ministry Leader

Kim Cary is one of our church's elders, and has been attending our church since 2008. He is currently the Lead Information Security Officer at Pepperdine University, with a M.Div from Talbot Seminary and a Doctorate of Education from Pepperdine in 2004. In his free time, he judges the U.S. National and World Championship Pokémon Trading Card Game tournaments, rides motorcycles, and explores the Malibu outdoors with friends and neighbors. KC leads our Men's Ministry, and hopes that each of our testimonies of grace can bring the good news to our colleagues and Malibu neighbors.
Hans Stoop : Elder

Hans Stoop


Hans Stoop is an Elder and our Treasurer/Church Administrator. He is married to Gloria and has two grown children. Prior to being saved, he started and managed various high-tech companies. At the age of 39, he discovered a longing for more in life and came to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Since 2000, he has been in full time ministry, graduating from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in Costa Mesa and assisting several Calvary Chapel Pastors. He brings to our church a wealth of knowledge in church infrastructure, leadership, training, and counseling.