Lead Pastor Search


From the very beginning here at Journey, we have always been passionate and intentional about developing disciples of Jesus and then deploying them to serve where God calls them, even if that means the painful process of sending our very best to serve elsewhere in the Kingdom! In May 2021, our founding pastor, Will Browning, announced that he and his family would be deployed from Journey to their new mission field as the church planting strategist of Los Angeles, a ministry of NAMB (North American Mission Board).

This deployment put us one step closer to seeing every man, woman, and child having multiple opportunities to respond to the good news of Jesus all across the country, not just here in Charleston. Thus ensued a months-long search process, culminating in  Journey Church partners voting in February to affirm the new lead pastor elect, Chris Fowler! We are so excited to welcome the Fowler family into the Journey family.

We are so excited to welcome the Fowler family into the Journey family. For Pastor Chris’ first several weeks, he will be in transition and commuting from Georgia each week, so please join us in prayer for the Fowler family as they facilitate school transitions for each of their children and move into their new home here in the Lowcountry. 

On April 24th, we will be having food trucks after each service so that families can enjoy a meal together! This will also be a time where Pastor Chris will be with us, so feel free to stop by and say hello.

Chris Fowler attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and completed a church planting residency at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. Chris and Jana planted Community Church of Westhaven. Chris served as the lead pastor for 5 years before the Lord called their family to Roswell, GA, where Chris has served as a teaching pastor and Mission Multiplication Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church for the last 3 years.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out by emailing [email protected]

Lead Pastor Search Committee

Patrick Cumbie

Lay Elder [email protected]

Joe Coker

Lay Elder
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Billy Gressette

Partner Member

Taylor Davis

Partner Member

William Fennell

Partner Member

Maryanne Martin

Partner Member

Brooke Williams

Clinical Director
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