All three elder candidates (Paul Coleman, Mark Tayler, and Mitch White) were ordained. This is no longer a church plan, it has been planted now.
Then the three guys that we thought were deacon candidates but after much prayer they were asked to be elders and they agreed to start the process. The three guys spent over the next year studying to be elders.
The first service was February 16th at the new location and then four weeks later we went on lockdown. Then three months later we started in person attendance again. Our attendance was decimated but the finance was stable. We had a steady 25 people in attendance each week. Both Tom..Read More
Pig Pen Barbecue restaurant
We transitioned from the old location to the back room of the Pig Pen Barbecue restaurant, so that we could focus on the remodel of our current location. We thought it would only bee a few months, but it ended up being over a year.
ANOTHER ELDER LEAVES
Kevin was called to goto North Carolina with his job. Tom and Matt looked at each other said then there was two. The attendance was bumping against 125 people, which is a difficult place to surpass because there is a level of structure that has to be in place to..Read More
Pastor Matt was called as the new pastor in May. The church was still firing and then aiming. The elder team was Matt, Tom, and Kevin. None of the elders were from the area.
first elder leaves
Shawn left abruptly. The elders (Tom and Kevin) was expecting the church to fold. The first Sunday, there was a massive drop in attendance and again the second Sunday there was another large drop. But after that the attendance remained steady. Tom and Kevin look at each other and thought..Read More
an autonomous church
In 2013, it was determined that Journey Hartsville would be an autonomous church, which we became an independent church. There was three campuses at the time with Mount Jouliet not surviving. The breakup was mutual.
added three elders
The campus stayed under a starlight of Lebanon and added three elders in 2012… Shawn Allen (lead pastor), Tom DeKorne, and Kevin Eaton. All three was part of the elder board of the Lebanon campus but none were from the Hartsville area.