Whether you’re new to church altogether, or just new here at Journey, we’re passionate about helping people Love God More and Love More People! We strive to create an environment, no matter what campus you visit, that includes powerful worship, a Gospel-centered message, and the presence of God.
Jim & Jennifer Wilkes are the Lead Pastors of Journey Church. Since starting Journey in 2009 they’ve had a simple desire to see each person take one more step towards God and towards serving others. Their mission is to help the local church love and serve their communities to become vehicles for life change in their city. Jim and Jennifer have been married for 16 years and have 2 amazing children, Joshua and Joel.
Be Yourself; don’t overthink it
We’re all about experiencing God. And, we like it loud.
New here? You’re the real VIP. Look for the VIP tent
High fives and fist bumps are kind of our thing
Teaching kids about Jesus one wacky game at a time
We’re saving a spot just for you! Look for the parking flags.
Being a junior high, middle school, or high school student in today’s world is a battle each and every day. That’s why at Journey Students we’re on mission to help today’s youth grow together, worship together, and fight to love God more and love more people. We dive deep into the hard stuff, but love the fun and crazy stuff.
At Journey Kids (birth-5th grade), we continuously encourage kids to love God more and to love more people. We do this through fun, interactive, thought provoking lessons during every service, every weekend, at every campus.
Journey Groups can be summed up in one word: together. They provide you with a place to connect with others to help you grow in your faith and discover God’s plan for your life. They are small gatherings of people who desire to build community, focus on discipleship, and to encourage one another in their faith.
We’d love to meet you and give you a tour! Please fill out the form below and one of our team members will contact you, show you around, and will get you a free gift, just for joining us. We have hosts available before each service.
Each campus offers Children’s Ministry from birth to 5th grade. Our Journey Kids Team creates fun and engaging experiences each week to make sure church is somewhere your kids love to go and hate to leave! Every week, nursery, preschool, and elementary school age children receive a Bible lesson to help them learn and grow in their faith.
We like to change things up, so it’s difficult to lock down exactly what our services “look like.” For one thing, we like our music a little loud. If you don’t, it's okay; we have plenty of earplugs! We usually sing some songs at the beginning of the service to help people engage in worship and focus their attention on God. After worship, there's a time of Bible teaching from one of our Teaching Pastors. If you'd like to see a glimpse of a service, you can head over to the Watch & Read page to catch a message.
Most people wear jeans and dress business casual, but you are more than welcome to dress up, or down. Whatever you're comfortable in, works for us!
You don't have to do anything! Those who call Journey Church their home do practice their generosity each week through giving. However, if you’re a visitor, there is no expectation for you to give. You won't find anyone who will give you "the eye" when the bucket passes you at Journey, so don't worry.
Our focus is to make disciples who impact their communities outside the four walls of the church. Instead of gathering everyone together at one large location, we plant campuses across Northeast Ohio to equip people to engage their neighborhoods with the Good News of Jesus. Every campus is unique, but each one is a vital member of the Journey Church family.