Leadership and Staff

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Lead Pastor of The Journey South County

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Tower Grove Pastor of Spiritual Formation

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Senior Pastor of The Journey

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Interim Lead Pastor of The Journey West County


Director of Karis House

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Director of Cultural Engagement

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Lead Pastor of The Journey Hanley Road

As The Journey Board of Elders, we seek to discern, participate in, and communicate the work God is doing in our church community across our five locations. This page has been created with the aim of sharing updates in a timely manner. We desire to keep our members and attenders informed about our latest work, hopes, and prayers for The Journey. 


Recent Updates

Exciting News! Senior Pastor Update
November 15, 2019

Church Family,

Greetings in the name of Christ Jesus! We are grateful for each and every one of you who call The Journey home. As previously shared, we have been in a process of discerning God’s calling of a Senior Pastor over the last several months, as we’ve looked to our future at The Journey.

We are thoroughly delighted to introduce the new Senior Pastor of The Journey – Pastor Curtis Gilbert, his wife Shelly and their children, Caden and Chase.

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The Peace God Gives
November 1, 2019

Happy November Journey family!

Fall is a season that goes by quickly. No sooner have summer vacations and activities ended, than school resumes, schedules fill up, and the holidays swiftly approach.

We shared with you in September an update on our senior pastor search and Curtis’ candidacy for this role. While there is continued progress being made in the interview process with Curtis, there is not much new to share about the search at this time. We ask that you please continue to pray for Curtis and the team – and it is our hope to provide an update to you in the next few weeks.

For a long time, it’s been a conviction of the Board of Elders to communicate more consistently with local churches. What we recognize is that the majority of our communications to you focus on more formal updates about the life of our church. It is our desire, at other times, to have the opportunity to share with you what God is putting on our hearts as a means of encouragement to you... 


Archived communications

Meet our Board of Elders

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Joel Steele




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