Staff

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  • ALLEN SMITH

    Allen Smith serves as elder and dayschool pastor at Journey Church and Journey Kids.  He is married to Jacque and they have a son, Eddie (Dani).  He also works as a firearms instructor at Trigger Time in Tupelo. He enjoys shooting competitions , the great outdoors , and NASCAR.  He also serves as the bus driver at Journey Kids, but can only make left turns.

  • BRET MCKEE

    Bret McKee serves as an elder and the associate pastor at Journey Church.  He is a native Oklahoman and graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry; Master of Divinity).  He is married to Shelley and they have a daughter, Cephera, and a son Christopher (Courtney).   He also serves as the hospice chaplain at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  Bret enjoys cruises, Disney, Oklahoma football, St Louis Cardinals baseball, and Ole Miss sports.  He is also extremely happy that Swayze Field now sells Marble Slab Ice Cream.

  • DARON PITTS

    Daron Pitts serves as the worship ministry leader at Journey Church.  He is married to Tabitha, and they have five children and five grandchildren.  He also works as the digital solutions director for the Community Development Foundation.  When not chasing his grandkids and blogging on the latest technology, you can find him regularly dreaming about Lamborghinis at one of the area’s finest dining establishments, Taco Bell! 

  • NEIL DAVIS

    Neil Davis serves as an elder and the senior pastor at Journey Church.  He is a graduate of Baldwyn High School, Ole Miss (Bachelor of Accounting), and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity).  He is married to Shirlene and they have two daughters, Sara Beth Garrett (Jeremy) and Callie Basil (Austin), and a son, Dawson. The Davis’ have two grandchildren, Davis Garrett and Everleigh Basil.  He also owns Best Choice Lawn Care.  When Neil isn’t chasing his two grandchildren, he enjoys landscaping and golf.  He also moonlights as Santa Claus on occasion.

  • Josh Bolen

    Josh serves as Minister to Students at Journey Church.  He is married to Tonia Bolen and they have four children; Shawn, JJ, Luke and Ethan.  Yes...ALL BOYS!  He is also part of the worship team at Journey Church.  Josh and his wife work for the Lee County School District and he enjoys camping and playing disc golf with his family.

  • CAREY CRAWFORD

    Carey Crawford serves as an elder and the director of missional communities at Journey Church.  He is a graduate of Mid-America Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).  He is married to Patti and they have one dog.  Carey also serves a freelance chaplain at various businesses in the community.  Carey loves writing, teaching, and is an avid Star Trek fan.   He aspires to help those he serves to live long and prosper.

  • RYAN HUTCHESON

    Ryan Hutcheson serves as an elder and treasurer at Journey Church.    He is a graduate of University of Mississippi (Bachelors of Business) and a graduate of the Barret School of Banking.  He is married to Emilie and has a son, James.  He also works at BancorpSouth.  When not spending time with his family, he enjoys kayaking, camping, the Chicago Cubs and Ole Miss sports.  He helps the church make cents of all its finances..