TJC HISTORY

TCJ HISTORY

TCJ HISTORY
2022
2022

NEW ELDERS

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.
2021
2021

deacon candidates?

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.
2020
2020

new location

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
2019
2019

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.
2018
2018

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
2015
2015

new pastor

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.
2014
2014

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
2013
2013

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.  
2012
2012

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.
2010
2010

THE FIRST SUNDAY

THE FIRST SUNDAY
Began as a satellite of Journey Lebanon on Easter Sunday 2010 with a pre-recorded Eric Reed sermon and was located at 125 Church street. The building was an old theater with thick padded seats that folded and hissed when you either stood up or sat down.