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Our Story

Our Story

Journey Church was founded by Pastors Alex and Tammy Rivera in the spring of 2005 with just a handful of people. From the very beginning, the mission was to build a life-giving church where ordinary people could begin their journey to God. Since our inception, Journey has blossomed into a diverse community of Christ-followers. By God’s grace, we have been able to break racial and generational barriers.   

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Our Association

Journey Church is a proud member of the Destiny Church & Minister's Network. We are an inter-denominational, multiracial Christian organization focused on leveraging resources toward common purposes in the Kingdom of God. We coach and train Christian leaders helping them to develop higher levels of effectiveness and excellence in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives, as well as provide opportunities for cooperative ministry activities. Our organization is composed of Christian leaders from virtually every stream of Christian faith and endeavor.

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Vision, Values & Beliefs

God's work, our hands. 

Participate, Grow & Volunteer

We believe church should be a place where compassion is extended. There is a seat at God's table for everyone. 

Our Mission

Love God, Love People, Make Disciples

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Our Mission
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Our Vision

To build communities of faith around the world committed to rescuing people far from God and journeying with them as they grow in Christ.

Colossians 1:13-14     


Our Beliefs


I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
He is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Statement Of Faith

The Journey Way

Our Values


We love deeply, accept people unconditionally, right where they are, and lead them to the healing and wholeness available in Jesus Christ.


We worship in a way that glorifies God, honors His Word, and invokes His presence.  



We live to give liberally. We generously give of our time, treasure, and talents

so that others’ lives can be enriched.


We build our lives on God’s word. The Bible is the final authority for life and living. It undergirds all that we believe and do.


We fearlessly live out our faith, taking risks and believing God for the impossible.



We embrace the beauty and the uniqueness of God's creation. While celebrating our God-authored differences, we are united by the common salvation we share in Jesus Christ.

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Lead Pastors

Pastor Alex Rivera is the founder and Lead Pastor of Journey Church based in Lancaster, PA. He has a humorous and relatable teaching style that gives people from all walks of life, an honest perspective on their relationship with God and ways to grow in their faith. Pastor Alex is married to his best friend, Tammy and they live in the Lancaster area with their five sons, AJ, Caleb, Jayce, Jaxon, and Micah.

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