Are you on a journey, but don’t know where the destination is? Are you wondering what your purpose is? Are you uncertain
whether you can make a difference in this world? Do you have questions about how to live life successfully? How to navigate
on your journey?
Life is a journey and not a destination. Everyone who lives on this planet is on a journey. People are not just born, exist and
then die. There is something more to living, something bigger than many realize. There is a loving God Who wants to have a
personal relationship with us and has a wonderful plan for us.
Jeremiah 29:11 AMP For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and
peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
God wants to help us on our life journey. He wants us to experience abundant life.
Psalms 37:23 NKJV The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
John 10:10 NKJV The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life,
and that they may have it more abundantly.
What kind of church is Journey Church?
Journey Church is a contemporary church. Our body of believers is diverse, and comes from various denominations and
backgrounds. Journey seeks to offer vital help in assisting us to accomplish our mission in various areas of life.
What can I expect at Journey?
You can expect a group of people who will love you and welcome you. You will meet different types of people, from various
backgrounds, on their journey with Christ. You will experience worship that is vibrant and relevant, teaching that is helpful and
inspiring, and an environment where you can come as you are and be accepted. In short, you will find a place where you can
be comfortable. If you have children, they will thrive in class where they will enjoy a multi-media curriculum, puppets,
characters, games and crafts that help them on their journey in life.
About Our Pastors
Rev. Ray Taylor stepped into the position of lead pastor at Journey Church in June of 2000 with an urgent desire to minister
to the people in the Heart of the Ozarks. Pastor Ray, along with his wife, Lisa, daughters, Michelle and Kathy soon moved to
West Plains. A son, Christian, came along a few years into the ministry. Fifteen years later, Pastor Ray continues to
practically and passionately share the uncompromised truth of God’s word. Pastor Ray earned his Associates Degree from
International Bible College and Seminary and has been in ministry in various positions since 1983. He’s served on staff at the
international headquarters for the Association of Faith Churches and Ministers, the organization which he is ordained.
Rev. Lisa Taylor not only co-pastors Journey Church, but has used her love of music, multi-media, children, youth and
communication to serve the ministry in a variety of ways over the years. She operates as the Children’s Pastor, Worship
Leader, Women’s Ministry Leader, as well as various other key areas of the church.
Pastors Ray and Lisa reside in West Plains and have three children and four grandchildren.