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Journey Christian Church strives to call people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus and to live out the values and realities of the book of Acts.

Our Leadership

Jerry Wise

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jerry and his wife, Wendy, have been sharing life and ministry together since 1991. They currently reside in Millerstown, PA, have four children, and have served at Journey Christian Church in Thompsontown since 2013.

Brooke Finkbiner

Ministry Coordinator

Brooke Finkbiner has been serving as JCC’s Ministry Coordinator since the spring of 2023. Brooke and her husband, Adam, were married in 2020 and currently live in McAlisterville. Brooke enjoys playing piano, hiking, writing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Emma Spece

Church Administrator

Emma has been the CA at Journey for almost 6 years. She resides in McAlisterville with her husband, Nick, and their 3 daughters. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, eating chocolate, and spending time with her family.

Our Board

Kevin Baillie, Lori Bryner, Adam Finkbiner, Tom Naylor, Drue Robinson, Danny Snyder, Kahla Williamson

Journey is...

Bible Based

God's word is foundational to everything we believe, preach, and practice

Christ Centered

Christ is our best example, and we seek to pattern our lives after His character, His compassion, His purpose

Spirit Empowered

We depend upon the Holy Spirit to empower the message of the Gospel and to produce the results God has promised

Family Focused

It is our intent to function less like and institution and more like a family, and we recognize that families encourage one another and seek relational solutions to problems

Journey Is A Place Where...

  • Everyone has a genuine love for lost people
  • Everyone senses the undeniable presence of the Holy Spirit
  • Everyone is known and cared for
  • Everyone is ALL IN for Christ
  • Everyone has the opportunity to participate
  • Everyone places value on being a fully devoted servant for Christ

Journey Purposes

Mark 12 28-34; Matthew 28 18-20

GROW in Jesus
  • building up, strengthening & equipping each other in our quest to be more like Christ
CONNECT with others
  • getting to know one another, caring for one another, holding one another accountable, and encouraging one another
SERVE with love
  • responding to the physical, spiritual, & emotional needs of others with the love of Christ
  • discovering, developing, & deploying areas of giftedness through ministry & mission opportunities
WORSHIP with passion
  • celebrating God’s presence & honoring Him with our lifestyle
GO with boldness
  • sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those who don’t yet have a personal relationship with him
LEAD with purpose
  • Being > Doing
  • Being a servant of God precedes doing the work of God
  • attracting, influencing, and motivating people to accomplish the work of ministry
  • demonstrating humility, availability, authenticity, & obedience to Christ

For additional information on the beliefs of Assemblies of God (USA) churches, click on the link below.

Unfortuantely, we are unable to rent out our building to non-attenders at this time.