Pastors & Staff

Steve and Tonya Pyle

Lead Pastors

Steve and Tonya began full time ministry in 1992  just two months after their wedding. In 1993 they became the Youth pastors here in Russellville. They served in Youth ministry until 2002 when Steve became the Lead Pastor. Journey has grown to include two campuses in Russellville and Clarksville  holding four services per weekend. Steve and Tonya have three children, Caitlin, Chase, and Brooke, one dog (Archie), and 1/3 owner of a very cool Llama named Kuzko.

Jeff & Nancy Piker

Russellville Campus Pastors

Jeff and Nancy Piker joined the Journey Staff in August 2014. They met and and married while at Evangel University in 1989, and have been involved in ministry ever since. They love sports,  the outdoors, cooking and entertaining.  They have four kids, Matthew, Mary Grace, Micah and David.

Fred & Pam Teague

Russellville Campus Associate Pastors

Fred and Pam Teague have been a part of Journey Church Family since 1996. Pam came on staff in September 2016 as the Russellville campus administrator, Fred followed suit in December as Associate Campus Pastor for the Russellville campus.  Pam serves in our children’s areas and Fred ensures Journey facilities are always in proper working order and is also the director of the Russ Bus. Fred and Pam have also served as church elders since 2002. The Teague's have been married since 1991 and have 2 children, Dylan and Victoria.

Corey & Amy Pintado

Russellville Campus Youth Pastors

Corey joined Journey Staff in 2015 as the Central Media Director where he served until 2017. Corey and Amy currently serve as Youth Pastors at the Russellville Campus. You can find Corey on the worship, media, and greet team any weekend while Amy serves in our JKids ministry. Corey and Amy tied the knot in 2017 and have a daughter named Elizabeth and a son named Bendex.

Matt & Kerry Bewley

Clarksville Campus Pastors

Matt and Kerry Bewley both graduated from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and were married in 2010. They started attending Journey Church in 2009, and when they felt a call towards ministry began serving. They answered their call by helping launch the Clarksville location in 2011 serving in many different volunteer roles including serving on the worship team, youth ministry, hospitality, and hosting connect groups. In 2013 Matt joined Journey Staff as the Central Worship Pastor, and in 2018 Matt and Kerry felt God calling them to make a change and became the Campus Pastors at the Clarksville location where they currently serve today. Matt and Kerry love music and hanging out with their two sons Liam and Rylan.