Who we are?
So, this is the place where we try to identify who we are as a church. It would be very tempting to go on, and on, telling you how great a church we are. The truth is we are not a perfect church. We are a church made up of imperfect people who do not always get it right the first time. We are broken people in need of God’s grace and mercy every day.
We are not as good as we may look on the outside much of the time.
But here’s where it gets really good. Jesus Christ didn’t come and die for people who supposedly have it all together. He came and died for sinners such as you and me. God in his infinite mercy and grace saw in the depth of our sins and chose to send his only son to be our redemption. As one author said, “Cheer up! You are way more broken than you dared to think, but you are more loved than you ever hoped.” We would love for you to come and join together with us on this Journey.
What to Expect as a Visitor?
Our worship gatherings are pretty simple. Worship is fuel for discipleship. We are called to eat, drink, speak, think, and work for the glory of God. Each week at our worship gatherings we do this by remembering the gospel through preaching, teaching, singing, praying, and sharing together in baptism and communion.
We like to laugh, but also believe in reverence. We sing new songs, and ancient ones. We dress casually, but try to do all things with excellence. Our preacher studies ahead of time, and our musicians practice. We gather together each week in community. Community is the context for our discipleship. The Christian faith is not intended to be lived in isolation; we were made for a relationship with God and for relationships with each other. We belong not merely to a local church but to a people.
We serve together. Service is the overflow of our discipleship. Our service seeks to extend God’s grace and mercy to others for His glory and not our own. You will find our people welcoming and genuinely excited that you have chosen to join us for worship.
We multiply. Multiplication is the result of discipleship. We become better disciples through our love for others by equipping and empowering others to do the same. We multiply the kingdom by living with the purpose of making God known and enjoyed.
Our first Public worship service was held on January 29, 2012 in the cafeteria of Haynes Elementary School. The Journey actually began many months prior to the launching of the first service. A group of faithful believers began to meet on Monday’s in Pastor Mark’s living room to pray together, study scripture together, share a meal together, and experience community together.
Pastor Mark and his family moved to Killeen Texas in August of 2011 following God’s calling and leading to start a new church. The Journey church in cooperation with The Baptist General Convention of Texas, Bell Baptist Association, and numerous other local churches began to pray about and plan the future launch of the Journey Church. The Journey had two soft launches in February and March of 2012. On Easter Sunday of 2012 the Journey began to meet every Sunday at Haynes Elementary school for worship. The Journey began to expand it’s community groups to 5 different homes in the Killeen, Ft Hood, Copperas Cove, and Harker Heights area.
The Journey was given 10 acres of Land on Bunny trail for the purposes of building and growing a Gospel Centered Church. A group of mission minded business men from Houston donated the money for the first building to be built on the donated property. The Journey launched it’s first service in the new building on Easter Sunday of 2012.
Today the Journey church continues the mission that it began over seven years ago sharing the ancient message of redemption to all who would believe and be saved.