Kent & Gina Murawski – Lead Pastors
Kent grew up in a small town of 900 people called, Eldred, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 with a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a minor in Geology and has worked in both the professional and ministry worlds. He is an ordained minister through Elim Fellowship – a worldwide network of churches, ministers, missionaries, and ministries. He served as the Executive Director of BASIC College Ministries from 2004-2009, leading a network of over 30 campus ministries across the Northeast. Kent has also served as a youth pastor, college and young adult pastor, worship leader and now as a lead pastor. The Murawskis moved to Cambridge, Mass in 2009 to start and pastor Journey Church. Kent’s desire is to see a great move of God in his generation among young and old. He and Gina have three children, Kole, Ava, and Jon. You can contact Kent here, visit his blog for his thoughts on LEADING for the LONG HAUL or book him to speak.
Gina Murawski – Gina is a daughter of God, wife, mother of three, and pastor. She studied Natural Health at Trinity School of Natural Health, is an assistant at a local Christian preschool, and is a worship leader with 20+ years of experience. Her worship is heartfelt and simple with a focus on helping people enter and experience God’s presence. Contact Gina here.
Elders/Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is made up of the lead pastor and a team of trusted ministers. They carry both legal responsibility and spiritual authority for the church. Theirs is an oversight role – oversight of the lead pastor and overall health and direction of the church. Except for the lead pastor, they do not carry day to day responsibilities in the church.
see bio above…
Pastor Chris Wood
Chris and Joan Wood are the pastors of Zion Fellowship in Canandaigua, NY which sent out Kent and Gina in 2009 to plant Journey Church. Chris has been in ministry for over 25 years. He also serves as Kent’s pastor and as an area representative for Elim Fellowship – the network of churches that Journey Church calls home.
Jeff serves as the President of Mutual Faith Ministries and is an established pastor, overseer, and teacher in the Church at large. His life and prophetic ministry is marked by integrity, a passion for discipleship and a genuine love for people. From a very young age, Jeff felt called to church planting with an emphasis on discipleship and local and global evangelism. When he and Nancy married (1980), they continued to pioneer and plant churches together in the Southern Tier of New York.
Jeff holds a Masters Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development with a concentration in Executive Coaching from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA and is a graduate of Elim Bible Institute & College in Lima, NY, and an alumnus of International Bible College, San Antonio, TX. Jeff also has served on staff in three Bible colleges, including International Bible College, San Antonio TX; Fountain Gate Bible College, Plano, TX; and Elim Bible Institute & College, Lima, NY. Jeff is President Emeritus of Elim Bible Institute & College having served two three-year terms from 2006-2012. He also served on the Council of Elders of Elim Fellowship, in Lima, NY for fourteen years.
Board of Advisors
The Board of Advisors provides counsel to the Lead Pastors and the Elders as well as personal accountability for the Lead Pastors. They are:
- Bishop Brian Greene, senior pastor of Pentecostal Tabernacle in Cambridge, MA
- Nancy Clark, vice president of Mutual Faith Ministries
- Pastor Adam McCain, lead pastor of Church on the Hill in Cedar Hill, TX
Ministry Leaders (Deacons)
We also embrace the biblical ministry of deacons although we call them “ministry leaders.” These are people who have demonstrated faithfulness and servant leadership in taking care of every day needs in and around the journey. They act as ministry team leaders in different areas of the church such as: small groups, prayer, worship, set up, clean up, ushers, etc…