Jim Clayton

Lead Pastor

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trafalgar indiana churchesJim is a born-and-bred Hoosier with a heart for the people of Central Indiana. He grew up in Evansville and then lived in Indy for five years before moving to the Chicago area. While living in Indy, Jim earned an MBA from IU. It was during that time Jim came to understand what it means to follow Christ, and he put his faith in Christ and started following Him. Jim started his own business in 1996; an Internet marketing company. He sensed a call to ministry, so he attended Moody Bible Institute, graduating in December, 2007 with a Master of Divinity degree. After two years of seeking God’s will for a location, Jim and his wife Jodi moved to Franklin in June, 2008 (the day before the big flood). His passion is to help people in the Franklin area connect with the God who loves them and help them move forward on their spiritual journey one step at a time. He has a down-to-earth teaching style with an emphasis on practical application to daily life. Before starting Journey, Jim served in several ministry positions with two different churches over a period of fifteen years.

In his spare time Jim enjoys hanging out with his wife Jodi and their girls, Julia and Jaycee, getting to know people around Franklin, working out, reading, bike riding, playing racquetball, scuba diving and working around the house.

Brian Eicher

Worship Arts Pastor

leadership-brianBrian was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and he grew up in Mooresville, Indiana. Brian grew up in a Christian home and decided to follow Christ around the age of five. He has been leading music in church for over 22 years, and he has BS in Christian Education from Fort Wayne Bible College.

Brian has been married to his wife, Debbie for over 24 years. They have two children, Alysia and Austen. Brian’s interests include spending time with family, running mini-marathons, cycling, movies and spending time outdoors.

Rhonda Barrett

JourneyKidz Team Leader

Rhonda was born in Franklin, Indiana, and grew up in Edinburgh, Indiana in a Christian home with four brothers and three sisters. She has attended Journey Church since 2009 and has served in the JourneyKidz ministry since 2013. Rhonda has a big heart and passion for kids, and loves what she does at Journey!

Rhonda and her husband, Tim, have been married since 1989. They have one son, Seth. Rhonda’s interests include spending time with family, reading, movies, and shopping with her sisters.

Youth Pastor/Director

We are currently seeking an experienced, gifted leader to lead our Youth Ministry, if you, or someone you know, might be interested, you’ll find more information here.