What Makes Us Who We Are?
We are on a journey marked with laughter, learning, and love. While we take spirituality and our relationship with God seriously, we try not to take ourselves too serious. We have fun and try to find joy in this life that God has given us. We are convinced we haven’t arrived yet, so we continue to seek ways to learn what it means to follow God from the Bible and from those farther down the road than us. We seek to love those God has placed in our path, those less fortunate in our world, and first and foremost we seek to love Jesus who loved us first. You are invited to join us every Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 AM, during the week in one of our groups or service opportunities, and online 24/7 through social media and YouTube. If we can help you in any way drop us an email, give us a call, or reach out to one of the great people on our team pictured below.
Carlyle has enjoyed being a pastor in the Phoenix area for over 25 years. He and his wife Tina love the church and all its brings to their lives. They’ve been married since 1985 after they met at Boise State University in Idaho. Carlyle loves the Arizona outdoors and especially loves doing triathlons. Carlyle is a life-long learner and enjoys reading and even wrote a book in 2015.
family teaching pastor
David is originally from San Diego California but spent the last decade or so as a church planter in St. Louis, MO. He loves his family and the life they have together in Jesus. He and his wife Tara have two beautiful and adventurous children (Julia & Moses). They love their dog MooShu, the outdoors, good food, spending time with others, and helping people discover the good news that Jesus offers the world.
worship arts pastor
Alex is from the Indianapolis area and has been leading worship for several years. He is a licensed barber, a busy body, and has an entrepreneurial spirit with no problem getting his hands dirty. He and his wife Diedra love the outdoors, spending as much time as they can camping, kayaking, boating and hiking all with their pups, Murphy & Mitchell.
student ministry pastor
Javaughn has been in youth & worship ministry for several years. He met his wife Alexandria during his first week of college at Grand Canyon University and married her in August of 2018. He is an avid music-lover, independent recording artist, podcaster and believes that coffee is and will always be the best beverage that Earth has to offer. Despite the franchise's trials, He believes the Detroit Lions are the best team the NFL has ever seen.
Jenn is an Arizona native, born and raised here in Peoria. She married Nick in 2012 and they have three young boys. She was a certified special education teacher for eight years prior to staying home to raise her boys. She currently teaches preschool part-time at her home. She has a passion for teaching children. When she is not teaching, she enjoys hiking, being outdoors, watching her boys play sports, and reading books that will inspire her to be a better wife and mother.
Ashley is an Arizona native, and has been a resident of northwest Peoria since 2009. She and her husband Keith love spending quality time with their two delightful daughters. Ashley has a background in English and Creative Writing. She loves to read, write, and grow in wisdom. Her passion for education and her desire to defend those in need led her to work with children with special needs for over 10 years.
Clarice was born in Detroit, Michigan and has lived in the Phoenix area since 1961. She moved to the Peoria area in 1977. After 42 plus years of doing accounting for her career, she has recently semi-retired and is enjoying traveling. In her spare time she enjoys all kinds of sports and plays Fantasy Football for fun.
Autumn grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Peoria in 2013. She is married to Scott and they have been married since 2007 and they have one son named Jack. She spent most of her years working FT with children as well as side jobs doing administrative and accounting work. She is now excited to be serving God and his people by working at Journey, similar to what her mother and grandmother did for 20 plus years. She loves going to the movies, camping, bowling and watching sports. She is a die hard Cubbies fan, although now living in AZ she will always cheer on the D-backs as well.