In August 2008, Scott and Shannon Meador moved to Denton to follow the call that God had placed in their hearts. Several years earlier, the Lord had stirred their hearts to start a church that would touch their generation and raise up Spirit-filled followers of Christ. It was a great step of faith but they new that God would be faithful as He had always been.
On September 21, 2008, Journey Church held its first leaders meeting with 6 people. It wasn’t long before other families joined this small group and the Journey team quickly expanded. By October, the Journey team began to meet on a regular basis for prayer. Plans were made to launch weekly worship experiences in 2009.
On February 8, 2009, Journey Church held its first public worship experience in the Cinemark Theater. That morning over 210 people showed up to be a part of this new and exciting community of faith. In December 2009, Journey moved across I-35 to the Silver Cinemas, inside the Golden Triangle Mall. Journey placed offices and children’s rooms in a leased storefront next door to the theater.
From the beginning, Journey Church has focused on reaching out to the non-churched, building relationships, and serving others in the community. The life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and joy of Sunday worship experiences, and the simple style of Journey has already made a difference in many families and lives.
Beginning December 2009 Journey began holding its Sunday worship experiences at the Silver Cinemas inside the Golden Triangle Mall while the kids met next door in the storefront. The Lord used our days spent at the Golden Triangle to grow us and reach people in our community that might never darken the door of a traditional church.
In December 2013, Journey found a building and property located a few miles southwest of Denton in Argyle, Texas. After much prayer and with thankful hearts, Journey moved from a “theater” church to a permanent church facility. For three years, Journey Church worshiped in their Argyle facility. However, in 2017, God opened a door for the church to go back home to Denton.
In the fall of 2016, Grace Fellowship Church at 2227 N. Carroll in Denton was going through a time of transition in pastoral leadership. Through the course of God-ordained events, Journey Church and Grace Fellowship Church came together to form one church body called Journey Fellowship Church. Today, the church meets weekly at the Denton campus where it is growing and serving the people around them.
Today, as in every season gone by, Journey Fellowship Church continues to seek to be a place where lives can be changed through the power of Jesus Christ!