Our Story

How it all started...

In the summer of 2001 – just two months before the tragedy of 9/11 – Pastor Kerrick Thomas and his wife Lorie moved to New York City to help start The Journey, a different kind of church in the heart of Manhattan. From the very beginning, it was clear that God had a purpose and a plan for The Journey Church: to show Jesus’ love in creative ways to this great city.

On Easter Sunday of 2002, a small but passionate group of people gathered in two Manhattan campuses (Upper West Side and the East Village) as The Journey held weekly services for the first time. Over the years we’ve met in comedy clubs, church basements, off-Broadway theaters, public schools, hotel ballrooms and even concert venues, growing steadily in numbers and ministries.
Beach Baptism 2009
Beach Baptism 2018

Continuing the vision...

God has blessed our church not only in Manhattan, but also at our campuses in Queens and Boca Raton, FL. The Journey is serving the community and sharing the love of Christ with the people of NYC. We’ve seen over 2,700 people baptized in our first fifteen years, and we believe that the best days are still ahead!

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