ABOUT US

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

 

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to grow deeper in our relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and broader in sharing His love and message to the community and world.

 

This is based on the great commandment (Matthew 22:37-40) and the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20) growing deeper and broader in Christ is God's call to us.

OUR VISION

To build a family of devoted followers of Jesus Christ that worships God, shares Christ's hope, truth and grace, and ministers to each other's needs.

OUR VALUES

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

Beliefs

New Journey follow the Wesleyan denomination. To find out more info, click the link below.

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

1.    New Journey began as a "Daughter" church of Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryvill, PA on September 26, 1999. and lead by Rev. Fred J. Moore. and named "Community Wesleyan Church, which was located in Allentown, PA.

2.   December 17, 2000 Pastor Kenneth M. Reigard became the Senior Pastor.

3.    April 2001 the church name was changed to "The Gospel Chapel," which was taken from the cornerstone of the church building built in 1919.

4.    August 24, 2003 the churched moved from owning the building in Allentown, PA to renting space on Sundays at "The Windingbrook", a reception hall in Whitehall, PA.

 

5.    October 2004 the church moved to Main Street in Northampton, PA.  

6.    May 28, 2013, we bought the old "Ukranian Hall" on Newport Avenue in Northampton and construction started.

7.    Paster Kenneth M Reigard retired from ministry in 2014.

8.    Paster Ken Deusa was voted in as the new paster in 2014.

9.    Paster Ken Deusa retired in November 2020.

10.   Pastor Eugene Kim was voted in as the new paster in February 2021.

11.    We changed our name from "The Gospel Chapel" to "New Journey" on Pentecost Sunday to encompass our new direction and vision as a church.

OUR STAFF

Eugene Kim

Lead Pastor

Betsy Maier

Administrative Assistant

Ministry Leaders

Jessica DeLong

Nursery Leader

Carol Donaldson

Kids Church Leader

Pastor Eugene Kim

Youth Ministry

Amy Sigley

Adult Bible Study

Karen DeLong

Adult Bible Study

Andrew Day

Worship Leader

Bonnie Marlatt

YANA Leader

Board Members

Pastor Eugene Kim

Lead Chair

Tim Sabia

Vice Chair

Joan Cottone

Secretary

Terry Kloiber

Head Trustee

Betsy Maier

Treasurer

Don Workheiser

Member at Large

Craig DeLong

Member at Large

Glenn Sigley

Member at Large

Alexis Day

Member at Large

Steven Day

Member at Large

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