The Journey is a church family on a mission to go make true followers of Jesus Christ...anywhere and everywhere.

 
Formed in 2005, The Journey is a church family with the desire to reach out to those on the outside of hope looking in.  Located in downtown Spartanburg, SC, we are a multi-racial, multi-generational church family celebrating our unity in Christ. Clear and understandable teaching from the Bible, powerful worship, unity in diversity, and a heart for missions are the trademarks of The Journey.
We are committed to following Christ | The Journey exists to make true followers of Jesus.  We do not seek to set our own agenda.  We desire to simply follow Him.  After all, he is the Son of God, the one who forgives our wrongs, and who gives us life!
We are committed to teaching others to follow Christ | Once your life is changed by Jesus, you want others to meet Jesus!  His direction to us is to go and make true followers of Jesus anywhere and everywhere. 
We are committed to unity in diversity | God is not just interested in changing the lives of people who look like you or I might look.  His plan is to bring people from all different races and backgrounds together to experience life with Him forever.  We figure, "Why not get started bringing people together right now?"
We are committed to impacting the next generation | Can you imagine meeting God and experiencing for yourself how amazing life can be with him, but then not sharing that with your children?  Neither can we!  We are committed to sharing the greatness of God and offering hope for the future to all the children we can!
We are committed to reaching those on the outside of hope looking in | Jesus came to offer hope to those that many religious people had ignored and cast aside. He intentionally went places and reached out to people that others would not.  So do we!

+ The Journey is a member of the Spartanburg County Baptist Network and the Southern Baptist Convention.  Our beliefs are reflected in the Baptist Faith and Message. 
 

Our Staff

 

Reverend Chris Pollard is the founding Pastor of The Journey Church. Chris is a Pastor's kid and a Missionary's kid who spent time in South America while his parents served as missionaries.  He has over 24 years experience in ministry, including over a decade serving as an addictions counselor.  Chris holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Christian Counseling Psychology.  He is a licensed and ordained Southern Baptist Minister.  His value to the community of Spartanburg was recognized in 2008 when he was awarded the Bill Barnett Service Above Self Award for Spartanburg County.  Chris is joined in ministry by his wife, Tish. Together, they raise two children and also serve as foster parents for children in crisis.  He is also the catalyst for Come Closer Spartanburg, a partnership network bringing Christians and churches together to address needs in our city.

 


Chris Pollard | Pastor Our pastor is gifted as a visionary and communicator. He loves teaching others about God in a way that is easy to understand and simple to put into practice. He lives with a passion for Jesus and the Church. He serves as lead pastor of The Journey and organizer of Come Closer Spartanburg with the support of his amazing wife, Tish.


Chris Pollard | Pastor
Our pastor is gifted as a visionary and communicator. He loves teaching others about God in a way that is easy to understand and simple to put into practice. He lives with a passion for Jesus and the Church. He serves as lead pastor of The Journey and organizer of Come Closer Spartanburg with the support of his amazing wife, Tish.

Victoria Cato | Interim Student Ministry Coordinator Victoria is devoted to Jesus, to her family, and to putting her spiritual gifts to use in training up the next generation.   She has been a volunteer in our Student Ministry and now serves as our interim coordinator. 


Victoria Cato | Interim Student Ministry Coordinator
Victoria is devoted to Jesus, to her family, and to putting her spiritual gifts to use in training up the next generation.   She has been a volunteer in our Student Ministry and now serves as our interim coordinator. 

Cassidy Galloway | Co-Worship Leader Cassidy is an amazing young woman with a heart that truly loves the Lord.  The Lord has gifted her with a beautiful set of musical gifts and a deep desire to use them for the glory of God and the good of those around her.   


Cassidy Galloway | Co-Worship Leader
Cassidy is an amazing young woman with a heart that truly loves the Lord.  The Lord has gifted her with a beautiful set of musical gifts and a deep desire to use them for the glory of God and the good of those around her.   

 

Elders

Jeff Mann

 

Bob Remington

 

Chris Pollard

 

Open Positions


Worship & Next Generation Pastor - We have created a full-time position that involves leading our worship team and providing leadership for our next generation ministry teams.  The right person for this role will have a passion for both worship and discipleship, solid leadership skills, an ability to communicate effectively, and a gift for leading worship.  As a next generation Pastor, duties would consist of overseeing a coordinated network of discipleship groups for students (groups led by Student Ministry Team volunteers) and providing pastoral/leadership support for our Children's Ministry Team volunteers.

We are open to splitting these responsibilities into separate part-time positions as the Lord leads.


Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a 1 page personal profile to thejourneyspartanburg@gmail.com