The heart of our mission is simple - PURSUE his presence. POINT people to Jesus. PREPARE for his return.


Our vision is to be a diverse church where people encounter Jesus, resonate with revival, find family and contend for their community to know Christ!


LOVE / Love is our mandate.

PASSION / Passion is our pursuit.

EXCELLENCE / Excellence is our lens

GENEROUS / Generosity is our default.

EMPOWERED / Empowered by His Spirit is our advantage


Steve Amaro has been ordained with the Assemblies of God since 1996 and has served as the lead pastor of Journey Church since 2015. He attended Southeastern Assemblies of God University in Lakeland, FL and finished his degree in Pastoral and Biblical Studies from Southwestern Assemblies of God Bible College in Waxahachi, TX. Before moving to Battle Creek, he served as a full time Student Ministries Pastor for 20 consecutive years in Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. He has a passion to pursue the Lord's presence and see others have a life changing encounter with Him. He and his wife, Donna, have been married since 1994 and have 4 adult children - Moriah (Brad) , Marissa (Shaatir) , Marcus (Shakinah) , & Malachi - , 3 grandkids - Caleb, Eden, & Theo and 3 miniture dachshunds - Daisy, Diesel, & Dudley. He enjoys barbecuing for friends, fishing, golfing, game night with his family and traveling with his wife. 



Our church started in 1913 by a group of believers who were committed to seeing the Gospel reach every part of Battle Creek. They began church meetings in a home on Champion Street and quickly outgrew this space. In 1927, after serveral moves due to the ever growing congregation, now called the Church of the Four Fold Gospel, moved into an auditorium that seated several hundred people at 303 Capital Avenue. 


The church thrived for many years, and in 1965 took a huge step of faith to pursue the purchase of 800 S 24th Street. By 1968 it officially became our new home with a new name, First Assembly of God! Throughout the years, many lives were transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ; many being filled with the Holy Spirit, experiencing miracles, and dedicating their lives to full-time ministries.


By 2020, came a new season and new name, Journey Church! And today, the church continues to carry out the great commission that was started by a group of believers - who dared to dream of reaching the city of Battle Creek over 100 yrs ago. What a journey!