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Staff

The KEY workers at The Journey are YOU. God has blessed our congregation with strong Christians who serve both in and out of the church. Leading the workers of The Journey are:

Pastor Todd

Pastor Todd Eckhardt has served as an ordained minister since 1991. His ministry has included local outreach as a pastor as well an international outreach through leadership in missions. He graduated from Asbury University and Seminary.

His wife Mindy also serves in outreach through the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

The Eckhardts have four kids. They are almost empty-nesters.

Youth Pastor

Anna Guthrie has attended The Journey since she was a small child. After finishing her degree in anthropology from IPFW, she now serves as the youth pastor and worship team leader.

Office Manager

Sheila Guthrie serves as the church secretary, children’s ministry director, and sings on the worship team.

Our Core Values

  • Driven by radical prayer

  • Guided by the example of Jesus Christ’s commitment to seek and save the lost

  • Expectation of the believer to grow in character and service to others

  • Present biblical principles in culturally relevant ways

  • Lovingly lead followers to grow in holiness and Christlikeness

  • To live authentic lives with God and others

  • To have relationships and ministries ruled by love and forgiveness

  • To be a community of joy and celebration

  • Committed to allow God to stretch our faith

  • Helping people discover God’s design for their lives and equip them to use their gifts for the kingdom

  • Commitment to regular study of God’s Word

  • God deserves our very best effort

Our Beliefs

As Free Methodists we have a great heritage and an exciting future. We continue to emphasize faithfulness to the biblical message, personal holiness, a deep devotion to Bible study, discipleship of believers and active concern for the poor and lost everywhere.

Characteristics of today’s Free Methodists’:

  • Devoted to Christ

  • Students of the Bible

  • Living holy lives

  • Worshiping

  • Witnessing

  • Generous

  • Global-minded

 Go to www.fmcusa.org to learn more about the Free Methodist Church

Contact Us

Telephone: (260) 443-7617

Church Email: thejourneyfwfmc@gmail.com

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm.

Church Location & Address:

3536 West Wallen Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46818

The church is located on the northwest side of Fort Wayne at the corners of Huguenard and Wallen Roads.