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The Journey Family of Churches is a group of churches who share the same cultural DNA, as they together reach Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest for Jesus. Originating in Bend, Journey Church was planted by Keith Kirkpatrick, who dreamed of starting a brand new church which aimed to create a place for those who don’t like church to find Jesus. In February of 2010, Keith, his wife, Kara, and a handful of dedicated believers launched Journey Church in Bend, Oregon.

Over the years, Journey in Bend met in a high school, a movie theater, and most recently, a strip club. God worked through Journey to redeem a strip club in downtown Bend and transform it into a sanctuary. Journey strives to go where Jesus would go and reach people Jesus would reach.  There is hope for everyone! As the Journey vision continued to grow across Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, Journey Church in Bend stepped out in faith to plant more life-giving churches in this region to bring the message of faith, hope and love in Jesus to even more of Central Oregon! In February 2020, Journey in Bend launched the first Journey Network Church - Journey Church Redmond.

In the last 11 years, thousands have surrendered their hearts to Jesus. Today Journey continues to innovate to see more lives transformed by Jesus.  During the Covid pandemic, Journey went on television and now reaches over 4,000 people weekly on ABC in Central Oregon.  
God has accomplished more than Keith and the Journey team could have dreamed, but the best is still yet to come!


Journey believes the church is the local expression of the face of Jesus. The way the world will see God will be through Jesus Christ living in and through us. The core values are found in the thoughtful living of each member of the Journey Community. Our mission comes from a place in the Bible where love is being described.  
"But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13


Journey Church exists to lead people on a journey of transformation in Jesus.




Being involved in Church  

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. - Romans 10:17
Being involved in a group - community is God's plan.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,  not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
- Hebrews 10:24-25
 Generosity - compassion means to be moved to action

We love because he first loved us. - 1 John 4:19

our core values

It’s too easy to be fake, put on a face.  We strive to be real, allowing God’s love to change us, while transparently admitting our humanness and weakness. There is beauty in transparency.  God loves you as you are.  However, God will never leave you the same.

We are committed to doing life together and loving together. Everyone is priceless and irreplaceable.  We continuously strive to creatively be a community that changes Bend.

Experiencing God’s grace overwhelms us to share it with others.  Grace reminds us that it’s never too late with God and it’s never too early.  The Bible teaches us that Jesus embodied grace (John 1:17).  Grace is best experienced in action.  Therefore, our actions will speak louder than our words.

In Guerrilla Warfare an army ambushes an enemy when they least expect it using the resources they have, which may not be a lot. Adopting a metaphor of war may not be the best thing for a value, but ... we did it!  At Journey, Guerrilla Love is surprising people with love when they least expect it or deserve it.  It’s understanding that you don’t need to have all the resources in the world to change the world (1 John).  It’s living out the ways of Jesus in tangible ways.  Like a little seed that grows into a huge tree (Jesus shared that one – Matthew 17:20)!  We believe Guerrilla Love is manifested in every area of life.  We love because God first loved us  (1 John 4:19).

our vision for the future

We believe this is just the beginning of what God wants to do in Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Be a part of our story

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together! 


9AM + 11AM + 5PM