Since 2011, Journey Church International has existed to see people far from God become passionate Christians who make a difference in the world. In January 2011, led by Pastor Christian Newsome and his wife Danielle, a group of 20 adults began meeting in a living room in south Lee’s Summit. On September 18, 2011, Journey Church International officially launched at Summit Lakes Middle School. Teams of volunteers transformed the school into a place of worship and community where people could connect to Jesus every Sunday through high-energy worship and Bible-based teaching.

After 4 years of continual growth, Journey broke ground on its own property for a permanent home. Upon moving into the new facility, each weekend brought four Sunday Worship Experiences, 75+ Small Groups, space for engaging kids and student programming, and an online streaming campus reaching over 30 countries.
In 2018, Journey expanded to one church in two locations by launching its second campus in Olathe, KS.
Nearly 7 years later, Journey has seen over 2,000 spiritual decisions, 350 baptisms, and over $1,000,000 invested into local and global ministry causes. Journey remains committed to fulfilling its mission through its five core beliefs.
  • We believe in generosity because you can’t out give God.
  • We believe in spiritual growth because every person has a next step.
  • We believe in global impact because we are called to make a difference in the world.
  • We believe in community impact because we are a church for our community, not just in our community.
  • We believe in sharing Jesus because if you know Him, you show Him.
The best is yet to come.