In 2018, after nearly four decades in ministry, Vicki and I found ourselves having to reassess our role in ministry and in our community.  We investigated a number of leadership options, some of which included uprooting ourselves from Hastings.   The more we considered our developed skills and experience we felt God was reminding us of our original calling which was to reach our community over our whole life with everything we had at our disposal. We’ve been part of 4 church plants; one in Rochester and 3 in Hastings.  Our constant goal is to reveal who God truly is to those who are often disappointed by organized religion.  Join us at the journey church as we walk out our faith together.


Right at the very beginning of our new journey, God connected us with a young entrepreneur named Jesse Starkson who opened the doors of his business facility for our church to hold services.  For the whole of our ministry, God has used the most unique facilities to have us do church in and a funeral home fit that classification perfectly.  God proved that the church is about people and not facilities and we had a great start.  Only a few weeks later we were introduced to another local couple, Travis and Sarah Lockwood, who also opened their doors of their business enterprise, The Hastings Art Center, for us to hold services in.  This was our first building with stained glass and steeple.  The timing was perfect as our flock was already in a growth mode with new visitors walking through our doors each week.


Today, The Journey Church desires to become a safe haven for those who are seeking to find Christianity as a lifestyle and a relationship.  The Journey is more about the people inside the building inviting the people outside the building into an experience with Jesus Christ and His family of followers.  We love a form of faith that is practical and applicable to everyday life, over simply gathering for a religious event.  Because The Journey is about people and God, we have live musicians and live presenters who you can get to know personally.


Come join us and our wonderful team and experience an encounter with God through worship and hear from God in a way that you will feel invited to belong.