Welcome to The Journey Hanley Road

829 N. Hanley Road St. Louis, MO 63130

You made it! You're in just the right place.

We’re glad you found your way here. The Journey Hanley Road is one of five locations of The Journey church across the St. Louis metro region.

We are passionate about serving our community in University City and partnering with local organizations and schools to embody love to our neighbors. Keep scrolling to catch a glimpse of who we are. We would love to connect with you! Here are a few ways to get you started:

Sunday Service Schedule
We offer one, in-person, 10 a.m. service every other week. Registration is required to attend. We also livestream our services on our YouTube channel.

Everyone Has a Story. What's Yours?
Stories of transformation happen everyday. When we hear about them, they encourage our faith and the faith of others! Visit our Stories page to experience more or share your story with us.

It's Okay to Not Be Okay. Can We Pray for You?
We believe in a God who hears us, answers us, and surprises us. If there are ways we can be praying for you, please submit a prayer request here.

Carlos Smith
Lead Pastor

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Sunday Services

Current Sermon Series

In our Advent series, The Paradox of Peace, we will see that the peace that Christ offers is not like the world’s. Rather than a peace that is built on circumstances, Christ offers peace that is anchored in Immanuel, God with us. His presence with us in all things steadies our soul and brings light into our darkness.

In-Person Services at Hanley Road

We plan to host our first indoor service on November 22nd and on select Sundays following this. Learn more and register for specific dates below.

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Tuesdays, January 19-April 27
Time: 6:15-9 p.m.
Hosted by The Journey Hanley Road (but beginning virtually)

In this class, Scripture, history, culture, and strategy converge to reveal the unfolding of God’s redemptive purposes. You'll experience 15 powerful lessons that have equipped thousands of everyday believers with greater vision, hope, and passion for God's kingdom.

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Need support? Looking to get involved? Maybe, during this extended period of social distancing, you're looking for a community to connect with for accountability and friendship. Or, maybe you want to dive into a new book or Bible study and read-along with others. Explore our groups and find your people! 

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Upcoming Events

While opportunities for in-person events at our church are limited at this time, we still have ways you can get involved. Check our calendar for a list of upcoming virtual and in-person events.

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Serve With Us

Even through times of increased social distancing, there are opportunities to serve in the local church body. After filling out the form, a ministry leader or staff member will be in touch. We are grateful for you!

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Current Opportunities

Provide a meal for individuals or families in our church. Click below for more information!


Help us distribute meals to students and families in low-income areas around U-City.


Help us collect Christmas gifts and clothes for families from Pershing Elementary. Sign up below to support a family!

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Journey Kids

We are a community serving together to cultivate the gospel in the next generation. During this time, our Journey Kids ministry looks a little different – each Sunday, we premiere lessons at 8 and 8:30 a.m. for preschool and elementary-aged kids. Visit the Journey Kids page for updates, resources, to sign up for our newsletter, and more!


Journey Students

Journey Students is a place for your child to belong. Our mission is to partner with your family to help your students love God more today than they did yesterday, be discipled in the love and truth of Jesus, and to trust Jesus with their today, tomorrow, and eternity. Visit the Journey Students page for updates, current studies, and more.


Women's Ministry

We are a community of women committed to building relationships, discipling one another, and fulfilling our God-given commission to love and serve others. We are completely dependent upon God’s word as our guide and the Holy Spirit as our help.


Men's Ministry

We seek to encourage, challenge, and walk alongside the men in our community as we grow together in our faith. 

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Hosts Ministry

Through hospitality and engagement, the Hosts team seeks to create an environment where people can meet Jesus.

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Production Ministry

The Production Ministry's audio engineers and media and lighting operators ensure that those at The Journey Hanley Road can sing praises to God and hear the Word taught free of distraction.

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Missions Ministry

The Missions Ministry is a group of people from all walks of life, serving in a wide variety of ways to enable missionaries to be ever more effective. 

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Carlos Smith
Lead Pastor


Ellen Rohman
Church Administrator


Bryce Van Deraa
Pastor of Spiritual Formation

Aaron Layton

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Nathan Mattia


Rich Pierce

Tim Martin

Amy Mattia

Emily Riske


Connect with Us

Phone: 314-282-8303
Facebook or Instagram
Email: infohr@thejourney.org

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