The leadership team at Journey comes from all walks of life. One thing they all have in common is a desire to see people that are disconnected from God come into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Please check out the staff bio or drop them an e-mail for more information.
I’m Mike Mozingo, Lead Pastor here at Journey Church in Prattville, AL. I was raised in south Alabama near Mobile and graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where I met my beautiful wife Laurie. We were married in 1992 and have three really cool boys that are growing up way too fast; Hunter, Zachary, and Christian.
I've served on the staff of churches in Texas, Florida, and Alabama before moving here to plant Journey Church. It has been an incredible adventure and it’s not over yet. I've never been more excited about ministry than I am right now. God branded this vision on my heart many years ago and to see it come to fruition in His timing is beyond words. We look forward to what God has in store and we know God is impacting our community through Journey Church.
Favorite Scripture: “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him.” Psalm 91: 1-2
Hi, I'm Daniel Bridgman, Executive Pastor here at Journey Church. I was raised just outside of Tallassee, AL and am a graduate of Luther Rice University and Liberty University. In 2004 my wife, Erica, made me the most blessed man in the world when she became my wife. We have one energetic daughter, Madison, who loves to dance.
Before coming to Journey I had the privilege of serving churches in central and south Alabama. I believe that God has great things in store for Journey Church and I am honored that me and my family get to be a part of them.
Favorite Scripture: "The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." John 10:10
Hi, I'm Karen Davis... I'm a wife and mother of three awesome kids and here at Journey Church, I'm the Executive Business Administrator. Wow...life can get pretty busy but I wouldn't change a thing...I love every minute of it! In 2004, I married my wonderful husband Billy. He is truly the love of my life. We live here in Prattville and have been married 11 years. My son Will plays football at Marbury High School and both our girls Lacie and Melanie love gymnastics, cheerleading and softball.
Our family joined Journey Church about 10 years ago and have seen so many incredible things happen here. My husband and I love being involved with life groups at Journey to connect with others and build lasting relationships. Also, part of “doing life” in life groups is that you get to see lives being changed and people growing closer to Christ. It is so awesome to see God at work in the lives of others. I am blessed to be part of a great team reaching out to our community so that people may come to know Christ. I love Journey Church!
Favorite Scripture: "Be joyous in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12
Hi, I'm Kendra Burgess. Currently, I serve as the Executive Assistant and Ministries Coordinator overseeing our Growth Track process as well as Mission and Outreach opportunities. However, I have had the amazing privilege to work in many positions in my time at Journey. I started as a part time teacher in our weekday preschool program. A year later I was hired as an office assistant to the directors. I later worked as Director of Development, developing curriculum and training for our preschool students and teachers. In October 2015, I began working for the church as Production & Ministry Coordinator. God is doing great things here at Journey and I am thankful for the small role I get to play!
My personal passion is to help people find overall health through physical, emotional and spiritual training. I graduated summa cum laude from Walden University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Health Studies and a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness. I am currently working on my Masters in Health Education and will be graduating in May 2018.
Favorite Scripture: "Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstance, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do no scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good". 1Thessalonians 5: 16-21
Hey, I’m Tony Mest, the Pastor of Environments and Next Young Adults here at Journey. I was born in Montgomery, Alabama but have lived most of my life in the Millbrook and Prattville area. I married the love of my life, Laura, in August of 2009, and our family grew in May of 2014 with the addition of our little girl, Ava James. Before coming to Journey, I had the honor of serving for nearly seven years as Student Pastor at a local church. I believe in the City of Prattville and believe Journey Church is going to impact our city in a huge way. My family and I are so honored to be a part of Journey and look forward to what God has in store for us here.
Favorite scripture: “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30
Hey, I am Nate Holder the Family Pastor here at Journey. I was raised on the Kansas side of Kansas City but I say Roll Tide considering my parents are from from Mobile and Foley, AL and raised me right! My wife, Tabitha, and I married in 2009 and have served in Kansas, North Carolina and Alabama. We adopted our son, Ethan, in November last year and love every minute watching him grow and laugh.
I have a passion to see families grow in leading their children to and through the Lord. My goals are to equip the family to lead, provide children and students amazing opportunities to grow and ignite the fire to serve God through our shared lives. Tabitha and I are looking forward to becoming a part of the Journey family for many years to come.
Favorite Verse: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6
Hi, I'm John Rees, Student Pastor at Journey Church. I was raised here in Prattville, AL and graduated from Auburn University Montgomery. I will be receiving my Master's in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary in the Spring of 2018. In August of 2012, I married Hannah who is also from Prattville, and we have spent our time working alongside one another to share Christ with the world around us. We have a one year old, Samuel, who loves people and is a blast to hang out with
Before coming to Journey I had the opportunity to be involved in other youth groups both here locally and in Colorado, as well as leading a soccer ministry that used the sport to build relationships with teens from over 15 different countries around the world.
Favorite Scriptures: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..." Romans 1:16
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2
Hey, my name is Mat Napp and I am the Worship Pastor here at Journey church. My parents were in the navy, so I traveled a lot growing up; we settled down in their home state of Kentucky when my dad retired. I lived there for almost 14 years before moving here to Prattville to take this job. I married my awesome wife Christen in March of 2018 and we have spent the first few months of our marriage pursuing Christ first and following where he leads us.
I have been involved with playing music in and out of churches for almost 11 years and have been leading worship for the past 4. I felt called to lead worship when I put my passion and my burden together and found what God was calling me to do. My passion for music plus my burden for those who have been hurt by the Church come together and in turn, I fell in love with reaching those far from God through music.
Some of my goals are to help those who are far from God to see and hear what authentic worship might look like in my life and in the lives of our musicians and learn how to apply it to their lives as well. I want to build a team of leaders who lead not only from the stage but in every area of their lives.
My favorite verse is Acts 15v19 "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God."
I’m Shannon McLeod and currently serving as a Pastoral Counseling Intern here at Journey Church. In 1997 I married my High School sweetheart, Chuck. We have 3 wonderful children together and have traveled the world as a military family. I retired after 20 years as an Air Force Medic in May 2017 but my husband still serves on active duty at Maxwell Air Force Base.
We have only been at Journey a little less than a year but love the people and the message. I am completing my Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling this fall and I’m so excited to have the Journey family allowing me to work on their staff. My passion is helping others and I provide counseling in all areas of life. I also have a great love of animals and have a therapy dog I hope you all can meet!
Favorite Scripture: “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32
Hi, I’m Katie Hayes Preschool Director for Journey’s weekday program. The heartbeat of my life and ministry is to be a yielded servant of God and I am blessed that God has chosen to use me by serving children. I have held many positions within the childcare setting and through this breadth of experience, I have gained knowledge I believe God has used to prepare me for this responsibility.
God has always given me a heart for children and I have pursued this calling since I was in high school. In 2009, I graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Since that time I have been blessed to work with children of many different age groups, ethnicities, and developmental stages.
For the past ten years I have taught at a church sponsored child education program. There, I experienced first-hand the establishment, growth, and accreditation of the program. I have also served children within my local church throughout my career, where I served as the Children’s Church Director and VBS Director. My husband and I have always felt that serving children and families is a special calling on our lives.