MEET THE TEAM
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 9:30 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.
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.
Student Ministry Director
I am an Arizona native! I love watching all sports and playing baseball and basketball. I was born and raised in the church, and I have been a part of Journey for 5 years. I've spent 4/5 of those years serving in the youth. I have a second job as a personal trainer where I get to help people reach their fitness goals. I love serving people, and most importantly I love God.
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.
God is the creator of all things. There is only one living and true God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, Acts 5:3-4, 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Titus 2:13, 1 Peter 1:2.
Jesus is the Son of God, equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He went to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:22-23, John 1:1-14, John 14:3, John 17:5, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:8, Hebrews 7:25, 1 Peter 2:24, Revelation 20
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make people aware of their nee for Jesus. He lives in every Christian from the moment of Salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance for doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts to be used for the common good of others. (John 16:7-13, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 1:13, 5:18)
We believe the Bible is the true story of the world and it is the only story that can bring meaning and shape to our lives. the Bible has been inspired by God. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. I has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct so that we accomplish God's good work in the world. (Psalm 119:2, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 1:1-2, 2 Peter 1:3)
People have been made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has amazing potential for good. All have been stained by attitudes and actions of disobedience called "sin". Sin has separated us from God and causes many problems in our lives and in the world. (Genesis 1:26, Romans 5:12, Romans 3:10, Ephesians 2:8-10, 1 Peter 1:3, Romans 8:16-17, John 10:29)
Salvation is God's free gift to us that we must choose to accept. We can never make up for our sin or earn God's favor through self improvement or by good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be rescued from sin's penalty (death). When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we become new. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (John 14:6, 1:2, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:1, 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 3:26, Ephesians 2:8-9. Titus 3:5)
Becoming a people who worship God in all of life.
Responding to the needs around us in the world.
Growing in dependence on God
Being good news to everyone wherever we go.
Developing authentic gospel-centered friendships.
Serving the poor, orphan, widow, and stranger around us.