9 am Adult Bible Study @Gobles MS Gym
10:30am Worship Service @Gobles MS Gym
10:30am Journey Kids 0-4 @Gobles MS Gym
10:30am Journey Kids Pre K- 6th grade @ 313 Depot
FUSION Middle School 4 - 5:30p High School 6 - 7:30p @ 313 Depot
SENIOR PASTORGary Napp
YOUTH PASTORPastor Josh Odell
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIPChris Adams Chris@journeyfamilychurch.com
INTERIM JOURNEY KIDS DIRECTORPam Sinotte
JOURNEY KIDS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTTaiya Cargo
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTAmber King Amber@journeyfamilychurch.com
SALT MINISTRYTom Ablan
KIDS HOPETerry Doyle
ELDERSGary Bannister 269-767-2014
is noted for his unique communication style. He is gifted in making the complex simple as he speaks truth to people in ways that they can understand and apply to their everyday lives. It is evident that God has anointed each of his messages, which are enhanced with quick wit and thought provoking insight. This anointed delivery captures God's loving heart through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Before being called into the ministry, Gary worked as an athletic director at Bloomingdale Public Schools, and for many years he was often invited to substitute for vacationing pastors at various churches in the area. Gary continued to wrestle with his calling until he was invited to fill the pulpit at Journey Family Church. It was then that the Holy Spirit manifest his life's calling knowing that he was anointed to preach the word and he accepted the calling as JFC's Senior Pastor.
Pastor Gary enjoys many outdoor activities in his spare time. You can find him decked out in camouflage, armed with a gun or bow, during deer hunting season, and loves spending time on the lake catching blue gill in the summers. Gary enjoys watching sports on television, especially basketball, and is an avid Michigan State fan along with supporting all Detroit professional sports.
Pastor Gary and Tina have five children; Ryan (Lyndsey), Amber (Travis), Matthew, Gary and Jillian,and have been blessed with 4 adorable grandchildren; Allie, Kylie, Tate, and Harper.
Josh Odell is the Youth Pastor at Journey Family Church. He grew up in Bloomingdale, MI. When he was 15 years old, he clearly felt the Lord calling him into ministry. As a teen, Josh was very involved in his church, youth group and bible study. After high school, he moved to LaGrange, Wyoming, where he studied at Frontier School of Bible. Upon graduation from college, Pastor Josh moved back to his hometown and accepted an internship under the guidance of Pastor Bill Napp. It was during his internship that God pressed upon his heart, a burning passion for reaching people for Jesus Christ. Shortly after his internship ended, Pastor Josh and his wife Julie were called to Journey Family Church to lead youth ministry. Julie is a member of JFC’s worship team. God has gifted her with an amazing voice. She also is an essential part of Fusion and Journey Kids. When she is not serving alongside her husband, she is taking care of their 4 amazing children; Joshua, James, Jocelyn and Janessa. In Pastor Josh’s spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, frogging and trapping. He also is a faithful member of the Bloomingdale Fire Department.
JFC’s Worship Leader, Chris Adams has almost 40 years of experience singing gospel music. Chris became acquainted with gospel music at the age of 6. His parents had a gospel group called “Our Tribute” and on occasion, his parents would let him take over the microphone. He knew at an early age that he loved to sing and more specifically, he loved singing for Jesus. Chris has sung a wide variety of music, but the gospel/blues seem to come most natural to him. He has performed with large choral groups and praise teams in the past.
Chris has been a Christian for most of his life. He believes that singing praises to the Lord is one of the gifts God has given him in order to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He notes that he has no gift outside that which God has given him, and to God be all the glory. Chris is married to his wonderful wife, Amy and together they have 3 children; Bryan, Alyssa (Clayton) and Kristin. Chris admits that their life has not been picture perfect, but with their faith, family and fellowship with other believers, they continue to stand firm on their foundation, which is Jesus Christ!
Chris enjoys meeting new people and sharing what God has put on his heart through song and testimony. Chris admits, “I am not the next Hometown Hero, American Idol or Nashville Star, just another human being with a song on my lips.” Chris’s life verses are Romans 8:38-39.
Tom is Serving the Almighty with Love and Trust. He has been married to his wife, Michelle for three years. Together they walk in the love of Jesus. Tom proclaims His love to a lost and broken world. It his desire to see the glory of the Lord impact and influence the city of Gobles, Bloomingdale, and surrounding areas.
Tom was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and yes…he is a fan of Cardinal baseball! He moved to Michigan in 1986. He has been active in the two communities he has lived in. He has mentored, tutored, and coached children of all ages his entire adult life. He was an active participant from the ground floor of a soup kitchen, which now serves over 9,000 meals a month to families and individuals who are homeless and in need. He gives all credit to the Lord for the work the Lord brings his way and considers it an honor to serve such an amazing and loving God!
Tom has some college and seminary training but has primarily devoted his life to hard work at a meat packaging company and outreach work. He is a firm believer: the Lord doesn't always call the qualified... but the Lord always qualifies the called!
Tom and Michelle have 9 children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Since the death of one grandson, due to drugs, the commitment to serve the Lord has intensified and has sparked a greater sense of urgency to reach the lost with the gospel of Christ in love.