In Their Own Words

Allen Taylor – Lead Pastor

I love what I do and the people I have the privilege to serve with! I am a native of Buford, GA. and have called The Journey Church my home for the last 10 years. Before the Journey I was an Associate Pastor for six years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Covenant Life Seminary. My passion is to make Biblical truths simple and applicable to everyday life.

I married the love of my life and childhood sweetheart, Melena. We have been married for 21 years and have two awesome daughters, Baylee and Reese. Watching my girls play sports and working in my yard are two of my favorite “downtime” activities.


William Garner – Administrative Pastor

I have called Journey my home church for many years. I was born and raised in Norcross, GA. Little did I know God was preparing my heart to be involved in a new church plant even as a young man. I have learned many things along the way. I married my high school sweetheart and best friend. Angelee and I have three grown children and one granddaughter, which we adore.



Andrew and Ashley Spikes – Worship Leaders

Growing up, we both loved music. It has been part of who we are since we were very young. Needless to say, that’s what brought us together in Nashville, TN at Belmont University and the rest is history. We believe that worship is a state of heart, not just an action. We are honored to serve and call The Journey Church our home. Currently we reside in the Buford area with our daughter, Olivia, and Beagle, Sawyer, these two keep us on our toes! It’s always an adventure at our house!


Angelee Garner – Children’s Director and Administrative Assistant

The Journey church has been home to me for over 15 years. I am a native of Norcross, GA. Church became an important part of my life at a very early age. God has taught me so much about His character and who He is over the years. I married my one and only love, William. We have three children and one beautiful granddaughter. Life is good!