New to Journey Bible Church? Explore what it means to be on the journey, get information about Sunday worship services at our Main Campus and check out information about our future West Campus.

YOUR JOURNEY

There is no greater journey in life than the one where we pursue God. Why? Because we are convinced that a healthy relationship with God fills us with purpose, joy and love. It gives us the power and strength we need to grow in our relationships — to be better dads, moms, friends, coworkers and citizens.

But the journey of our faith is hard. There are roadblocks and distractions and a constant barrage of hurdles that can make us want to give up.

We believe that, although challenging, the journey is worth it, and all of us can find success when we rely on the support of others and use the Bible as our field manual for navigating life. That’s why we are here.

So join us Sunday in person or online. Get involved in a neighborhood Bible study we call Journey Groups. Whether you are just starting out or have been walking with Jesus for years, you are welcome as we travel together in a genuine pursuit of God.

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Questions? Send them to info@journeybible.org.

MAIN CAMPUS

13700 W. 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66062

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SUNDAYS

In Person or Online  |  9am & 10:30am

Journey Kids, Jr. (Birth to Pre-K | 9am & 10:30am

Journey Kids (K-5) | 9am & 10:30am

High School & Middle School Bible Studies | 9am

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IN PERSON

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ON DEMAND

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WEST CAMPUS

730 W. Frontier Lane, Olathe
Opening January 2022

Journey Bible Church West is a team of pioneers taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the westside of Olathe. Did you know there are neighborhoods in west Olathe with over 15,000 residents, 6 public schools, and no churches? As Jesus said: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38, ESV).

If you’re interested in learning more about what it looks like to join the journey in west Olathe, email West Campus Pastor Colton Tatham, coltont@journeybible.org.

Our goal is to grow Journey’s West Campus launch team to start meeting in a school on the westside of Olathe in 2022. But you don’t have to wait until then to check out what our team is up to:

  • Sunday Training Services at 9:00 AM in Warehouse
  • Sunday Bible Fellowship at 10:30 AM in Warehouse

• Colton Tatham | Campus Pastor

Jacob Hallam | Worship Resident

MEMBERSHIP

JOIN THE FAMILY THROUGH MEMBERSHIP

Unlike membership at a gym or a country club, church membership is relational. It’s an individual commitment to be a part of the whole church body. Together, we pursue the unique mission that God has given Journey Bible Church. There are four steps to becoming a member of Journey Bible Church.

The membership process includes a class called Explore Journey, a 6-week Journey Group experience, a complete membership application and an interview with two of our elders.

Contact Connections Director Rondalea Rich regarding becoming a member of Journey Bible Church.

OUR STORY

The dream for what began as Olathe Bible Church had its beginning in 1979 when a small group of believers from a local Presbyterian church saw the need to break from the restrictions and increasingly unbiblical practices of that church. This small group reached out to Pastor Dana Halstead of Shawnee Bible Church for guidance on starting a similarly minded church in Olathe. Pastor Halstead agreed, and on September 7, 1980, Olathe Bible Church opened its doors with its first weekly worship service at Santa Fe Trail Middle School. Pastor Halstead agreed to preach at both his home church and at Olathe Bible until a permanent lead pastor could be hired. After a long search process, the church hired Jesse Boggs in early 1981 to become the first lead pastor of Olathe Bible Church.

As the community of Olathe grew over the next few years, so did the young church. By 1985, the church constructed its first building to use for weekly worship and discipleship programs. The new building become a centerpiece for ministry growth, and in 1987, the church grew from 350 to 650 as the reputation of the church as a strong, biblical community dedicated to discipleship and global missions spread among Olathe and surrounding areas.

In 1990, Pastor Boggs relocated to Michigan, and in doing so, co-pastor Rex Bonar became the new lead pastor of the church. Under Pastor Bonar’s leadership, the reputation of trustworthy biblical teaching and support for missionaries attracted more and more people to join the church. In 1995, the church purchased land on 151st Street in Olathe just east of Pflumm Road. The people of Olathe Bible Church moved into a new, larger facility in June 2000.

Pastor Mike Bickley joined the staff in 2003, and when Pastor Bonar sensed God’s desire for him to focus more on global mission efforts, he stepped down as lead pastor. The church elevated Pastor Bickley as the new lead and Pastor Bonar became the church missions pastor.

With Pastor Bonar dedicated to global missions, Olathe Bible became an even stronger support for spiritual growth and church replication in some of the more remote places in the world, including the jungles of Panama and the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia. In 2017, Pastor Bonar was in a unique position to hand over the global missions role to new leadership as he left to start his own parachurch organization aimed at supporting mission projects targeted at the most unreached people groups in the world.

In addition to strong support for global missions and reputation for its biblical teaching, the church became known as a place for local replication as it either directly or indirectly supported the planting of several new churches in Johnson County, including Fellowship Bible Church and Serve Community Church.

In 2019, the leaders of the church realized that the growth of the surrounding communities meant that the church was no longer just serving Olathe but also Overland Park, Gardner, Lenexa and Leawood. With this in mind, the church rebranded to be Journey Bible Church, the name chosen to reflect the church’s philosophy of ministry and spiritual growth as an ongoing process in the lives of Christ-followers.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, the church has grown to appositely 3,500 members and attenders and has set it sight on expanding by opening a second campus located on the west side of Olathe in late 2021.