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An Online Baptism Story

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John An Online Baptism Story A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the baptisms of 35 people at both our Apopka and Lake County campuses. It was a wonderful time of worship, excitement and awe as we witnessed people go all in by going...

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Reflections on 40 Years of Pastoring-Part 2

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John Reflections on 40 Years of Pastoring-Part 2 Last week in this column I shared some of the lessons the Lord has taught me from the congregations I have been blessed to serve over the past 40 years. I have served as the pastor of...

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Reflections on 40 Years of Pastoring-Part 1

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John Reflections on 40 Years of Pastoring-Part 1 On October 26, 1980, Garnett Henson extended an invitation to me on behalf of Claysville Christian Church to be their preacher. I was 17 years old at the time. The next Sunday, November...

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The Big 4-0!

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor Dustin Aagaard The Big 4-0! Pastor John is out of town, which means I get to write about whatever I want while the boss is away. So, I want us to celebrate Pastor John. There are four significant things currently taking place worth...

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Two Special Events Coming Up

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Associate Pastor Randy Green and Family Pastor Christian Wilson Two Special Events Coming Up Hello Journey, I have some exciting news especially for all the men and their sons. On Saturday, November 7, The Better Man Event will be held at...

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Beyond Me

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John Beyond Me Over the last two weeks, I have participated in a virtual mission trip. I have been on Zoom calls with members of the International Justice Mission (IJM) Ghana Team. Many of you know that Journey is partnering with IJM...

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Running Where Jesus Walked

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John Running Where Jesus Walked The first time I visited the land of the Bible, Israel, I travelled with a small group of pastors along with our wives. We had a 7-day tour planned with most of these major sites that a group of...

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The Right Choice

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John The Right Choice A famous actor once quipped: “We stand at a crossroads. One path leads to despair, the other leads to destruction. Let's hope we make the right choice.” Is that how you felt after watching the first Presidential...

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73K and Counting

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John 73K and Counting You’re probably wondering what the 73K (73,000) in the subject line refers to. This week’s offering? The number of Hawaiian shirts Pastor Dustin Aagaard owns? The total number of wins by the University of...

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And We’re Back!

LOVING THE JOURNEY WITH... Pastor John And We’re Back! This past Sunday marked the return of onsite worship gatherings at Journey Christian Church. It was an exciting and emotional morning that left us eager to do it again and this Sunday we will.   Of course, we...

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