In 2002, three couples came together around a bold, shared vision for a church plant. Mitch & Sheri Friedman, Danny & Penne Allen, and John & Tammy Peterson started praying and dreaming about how God would work through a new church in the rapidly growing Leander area.
In January 2003, the Journey Bible Fellowship launched its first public worship service under a tent in the Allens’ backyard. From there, the church outgrew the tent and a meeting space at Artie Henry Middle School. The Journey then had a joyful season meeting at Vista Ridge High School.
In 2008, God opened the door for the Journey to buy a great piece of land across from Stiles Middle School. Through the generous giving of many Journey folks, the Journey has had a home both for worship and community impact. We can’t count the number of people we’ve served over the years, but we thank God for each one!
The Allens transitioned out of the Journey in 2017, and the Friedmans felt called to transition in 2020. In 2021, God opened the doors for Curt Romig to become our second Lead Pastor, and he started in July. Many new faces have joined the Journey, while many from the earliest years still remain. Our 20 year anniversary service in January 2023 was a joyful celebration of God’s faithfulness!
We continue to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and make an impact in our community. Our next step on our land, Lord willing, is to expand our building to the south to create more space for children and youth ministries.
We hope you’ll join us on the Journey, as we trust God for great fruit in the decades to come!