A.J. York is currently on staff at Bible Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi where Mike Spann is the pastor. He and his wife Brooke believe God has now called them to plant a church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They plan to move to Michigan in August and begin the process of planting a church.

The vision they have for Journey Baptist Church is to be a church that multiplies believers, disciples, and churches for Jesus Christ: in Ann Arbor, in the state of Michigan, in the United States of America, and the rest of the world. They plan to accomplish this through Evangelizing, Edifying, and Equipping.

  1. Evangelize – spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This happens by having committed followers who will go out and share the good news of God’s word to see them call upon the name of the Lord.

As believers multiply this leads us to…

  1. Edify – encourage and uplift one another by keeping the unity we have in the Holy Spirit, rooted in God’s word through biblical preaching, teaching, discipling and faithfully serving the Savior,

As disciples grow in their reliance on the word of God this leads us to…

  1. Equip – disciples now become disciplers, as they work to train/multiply the next generation of evangelizers, edifiers, and equippers. As disciplers fully trust and rely on the word of God, more growth takes place spiritually and numerically which leads to multiplication of churches. The need of biblical multiplication for the believer will expand to the point where a new autonomous church can be formed and sent out of an established church.

This is the vision the Lord has laid on their hearts and minds for the city of Ann Arbor, the state of Michigan, and the rest of the world.

Please pray for A.J., Brooke, and the church God is leading them to plant.

You can contact A.J. for more information at (314)737-8353.

His email is ayork@journeybaptist.church