Nelson Searcy

Hi, I’m Nelson and I’m the Founding Pastor of The Journey. I give leadership to our many locations from Manhattan to Boca Raton, FL and serve as a teaching pastor.  I have a passion to see people become all that God created them to be. I am also a writer and trainer for Church Leaders in the US and around the World.

My wife Kelley and I moved to the Upper West Side of New York City in late 2001 to start The Journey. We were married in 1994 and have lived in North Carolina, Southern California, Florida and the Upper West Side. We were set-up on a blind date (once you see her picture, you’ll know she must have been blind to marry me!) in college. We have one son, Alexander, born in June of 2006 and we are long time bulldog owners.

My love for New York City began in 1993 when I visited there to speak to a group of young entrepreneurs. Little did I know that a few years later God would call me to start a church there! I’m the least likely guy I know to have ‘pastor’ after his name as I didn’t become a Christian until college and I certainly don’t have it all together!

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