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WHAT TO EXPECT

A typical service at Joy Church lasts one hour and will have a time of singing (we call it worship) and a relevant message based on a Biblical text or idea. We focus on Jesus and teach messages that can be put into practice right away. You'll love it!


• Free coffee & donuts

• Wear what you want

WE MEET IN A MOVIE THEATER

And it's sweet! Great chairs, everyone can see and hear what’s going on, plenty of parking! What’s not to like? You can even eat popcorn during the message!

WE MEET IN A MOVIE THEATER

And it's sweet! Great chairs, everyone can see and hear what’s going on, plenty of parking! What’s not to like? You can even eat popcorn during the message!

YOUR CHILD IS CARED FOR

We have great environments for kids of all ages! In our Joy Kids classes, kids explore their relationship with Jesus and others. For children ages 0-5th grade.

JOY GROUPS CONNECT YOU WITH NEW FRIENDS

Join a Joy Group and meet with your awesome new friends throughout the week. Joy Groups meet all over the city so odds are there’s a Joy Group near you! You'll eat a meal, laugh a lot, and discuss a story from the Bible together.

JOY GROUPS CONNECT YOU WITH NEW FRIENDS

Join a Joy Group and meet with your awesome new friends throughout the week. Joy Groups meet all over the city so odds are there’s a Joy Group near you! You'll eat a meal, laugh a lot, and discuss a story from the Bible together.

JOY STUDENTS IS AWESOME

And it meets on Wednesday nights! Joy Students is an environment where students in Jr. High and High School can make friends, have fun, learn what the Christian life looks like, and walk that out together. We meet Wednesdays 7pm at The Loft (2940-B Chad Drive). 

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JAKE


Hey there! Pastor Jake here. Just want to say thanks for visiting our site. I'd love to see you THIS SUNDAY at Joy Church. Every Sunday at Joy Church there's an encouraging message, a great environment for kids, and last but certainly not least...FREE coffee and donuts. Can't wait to see you this Sunday at Joy Church! You can also click Plan Your Visit on this page so one of our team can meet you at the door, show you around, help you get your kids checked into class, and even sit with you during service!

 

- Pastor Jacob Schmelzer

 PLAN YOUR VISIT 


Let us know you're coming--we'll make sure you have everything you need,

and we'll answer any questions you have!

WHO WE ARE


OUR STORY


Joy Church Eugene was born on March 13th, 2016 in Pastor Jake and Bethany's living room. Twenty-nine adventurous souls sought God's heart for a new church in the city of Eugene on that first night. Since then, Joy Church has welcomed hundreds of new friends to the party as we set our hearts to love God, love people, and make disciples! We've met in a living room, a community center, a movie theater, and now we are looking forward to moving into our new building! Joy isn't just our name--it's who we are. And there's always room for one more!

OUR PASTORS


Jacob and Bethany love Jesus, love each other, love their kids, and love their friends. They're excited to lead a wonderful church in fulfilling God's plan for the city of Eugene!

OUR TEAM


We call it The Dream Team, and it really is! The Dream Team is our team of incredible volunteers who make Joy Church happen week in and out. Here at Joy Church, we believe God has given each person unique gifts in order to serve the body of Christ, and to show his love to the world. We believe this so much that we designed Next Track: a program made specifically to help you find your gifts and discover how you can use them at Joy Church and in the world!

STAFF


Jacob Schmelzer

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jake and his wife Bethany are our lead pastors and are passionate about seeing our community, and those across the world, experience the joy of knowing Christ!

Bethany Schmelzer

Lead Pastor

Pastor Bethany leads our Dream Team--our incredible team of volunteers! She has a heart to connect people with their purpose and brings joy and a good chuckle wherever she goes!

Mark Harpham

Associate Pastor

Mark Harpham is our associate pastor and administrative guru. With a heart for connecting people, and a passion for details, Mark's excellence and cheer are seen in all he does.

Cyle Dale

Youth Pastor

Cyle and his wife Kayla are our amazing youth pastors behind Joy Students. Their heart for connecting young people with Jesus in a fun, welcoming environment is reflected in the wonderful atmosphere that is Joy Students.

Rebecca West

Children's Pastor

Becca and Nathaniel West are our wonderful Kids pastors. Weaving fun and interactive classes with the truth of the gospel, Joy Kids is a place where their heart to see children come to know Christ shines brightly.

Judah Banke

Worship Pastor

Judah & Melody Banke are our worship pastors. Their desire to paint a clear picture of God and connect people with His presence drives them to lead a passionate and worshipful congregation.

John White (not pictured)

Setup & Teardown Director

John White is our "amazingly awesome" Setup & Teardown director! Portable church doesn't come easy; John and his team make sure this amazing feat happens week in and out.

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