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 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.
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.
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
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.