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Pastor Christian Newsome

Pastor Christian and his wife Danielle have been married since July 1999 and have two children, Christian II and Kasey.  In December of 2010 the Newsomes moved to Lee’s Summit and began meeting with a small group of families with a dream to start Journey Church International in the Fall of 2011.  With a personal belief that his life as a follower of Jesus was supposed to be marked by growing spiritually, sharing Jesus, living generously in a way that impacted both his community and the world, and a desire to be a disciple who made disciples, Pastor Christian launched a church in pursuit of those things and we have all seen God move in impactful ways in all of those areas.

Pastor Christian’s life verse is Ezra 7:10 – “Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.”  His love for Jesus and for Scripture lead him each week to study God’s Word and to teach it on Sunday morning in a way that will both deeply impact your soul and practically help your life.  He adds to that discipleship content each week on the “Activate Podcast”, where he discusses even more in-depth the biblical truths of his message and the practical steps you can take to grow in your faith.  His goals for your spiritual journey at our church are the same as his own for his life and for his family;  that you would grow spiritually, share Jesus, live generously, impact your community, impact your world, and become a disciple who makes disciples. 

Pastor Christian’s Education

Bachelor of Science – Religion

Liberty University, 1999

Master of Arts in Religion

Liberty Theological Seminary, 2007

Master of Divinity

Liberty Theological Seminary, 2008