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

Whether life has been good to you or a constant struggle, we all find ourselves asking: What’s next on my journey?

That’s why we are here. To help you answer that question. The church is a place to help you along the road of exploring, developing and nurturing a life as a follower of Jesus. That is why we say at Journey Bible that we are passionately following Jesus together. We certainly haven’t perfected anything. We’re all learning and growing along the way. But we’ve experienced a robust, lasting zeal for life by surrendering ourselves to the love, grace and promises of God, and we want to help you experience that as well.

We hope to see you Sunday. Come explore all you want. Come see if this is the church home for you, and let us be there to help you grow in your understanding of Jesus and experience the life you’ve always longed for.

Questions? Send them to info@journeybible.org.

MAIN CAMPUS

13700 W. 151st Street, Olathe

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SUNDAYS

Worship | 9 & 10:30am
Journey Kids & Journey Kids, Jr. | 9am
Hight School & Middle School Bible Studies | 9am
Connecting Café Adult Bible Study | 10:30am

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IN PERSON

Gather in the worship auditorium for teaching and worship. Masks are required when inside the building.

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WEST CAMPUS

730 W. Frontier Lane, OlatheOpening Fall 2021

You’ve heard about Journey Bible Church, and you’ve thought about visiting. But you live on the west side of town, and you’re not sure if you want to make the drive or connect with people who don’t live in your neighborhood.

That’s why we are opening a new West Campus in late 2021.

We office and have meeting space at 730 W. Frontier Lane where we are laying the ground work to up and running fully in the fall.

Get a glimpse of what the West Campus will be through our YouTube channel full of testimonial and other short videos. We also invite you to watch preview services from Christmas 2020 as a way to get familiar with our West Campus leaders.

Although the West Campus isn’t officially open, there are opportunities for you to help us develop and prepare this exciting next step in the life of Journey Bible Church. For more information about the Journey Bible Church West Campus and how you can get involved, contact one of our campus pastors:

• 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 Join the Journey, a complete membership application and an interview with two of our elders.

Contact Worship Pastor Jeff Lubeck 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.