Founders: Jesus Christ & Pastor Jo Vah
A history and loving memory of a True and faithful born-again Christian and
predestinated son of the living God. Pastor JoVah Joan Marie Journey felt
it was a great blessing to have received the Holy Ghost while coming up out of
the water, baptized in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. After baptism,
she realized this put her in the footprints of the beloved Master of us all.
Little did she know that JESUS had a special calling for her future.
For; he had placed her in the midst of the chosen ones to minister
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
The Lord opened the Word to her through many visions and revelations.
Pastor JoVah, nor her friends, neighbors, or family realized her predestined life in the ministry.
The Lord taught her through His Spirit by way of miracles and revelations of what no human knowledge could teach.
Jesus called Pastor JoVah M. Journey out to serve him in the 1960s.
Jesus came and filled her with His sweet Holy Spirit and she moved and worked for Him.
Seeking His kingdom with a heart molded and shaped by Jesus. She helped every soul she came in contact; whether sinner or saint.
In the 1970's, compelled by God, to do His bidding and not the bidding of mankind,
Jesus called her to Pastor an assembly and led her to the Newark area;
where there were many churches but the "SONSHIP MINISTRY" (Romans 8:14) had not been heard.
There were no welcome wagons or committees', no deacons or elders set in.
She, being in the life of Christ, suffered many, many things for His name sake.
Being a woman of God in a woman's body, in the time of women's lib;
which she had no part of at all; found her freedom in the Man Jesus; who set her free by the cross, years ago.
She left her home in Pataskala and took an apartment in Newark, Ohio and
started holding church services on 2nd Street.
People came, being helped by the Word of God; that He had imparted to her.
The ministry grew from NO ONE to a membership of about 35 people.
Before the Lord took her home in 1991; there was a membership of just under 100.
Being given by God to seek out a larger area for the gathering of the church body;
she went to 57--59 East Main Street in Newark, Ohio.
The property was owned by 2 brothers that wouldn't even speak to each other; to the point,
if both were walking down the street, one would cross to the other side to avoid confronting the other.
God used her to help bring the brothers together in agreement to lease the building.
This location was at one time a bar and a bus station; and became a Church building for Christ.
She sold a piece of land, she had as an inheritance and bought supplies.
Later, by God's grace, we were able to purchase the building. The name of the church was called,
The New Testament Church.
In 1977 to 1978 given by God's voice; for a name change to: The Full Gospel Church of God and incorporated at that time.
Pastor signing it: Apostle Elect; which she was. God told her,
"When you change the name, I will give an increase to the assembly and to you".
God blessed the assembly an increase of 16 people, all in one night.
We are living proof of this fact to this day.
God blessed Pastor to have a prison ministry for 4 years in Junction City.
She happily ministered and helped bring many souls to Jesus.
The prison ministry brought her in contact with inmates as well as judges.
On occasion, Pastor was called to speak on behalf of prisoners without families of homes; which resulted in lighter sentences.
One of many statements in The Advocate News; told of her story. When asked,
"How do you feel about being a woman minister,
in a field, dominated largely by men? She replied, "she found being a woman no real hindrance.
There are those who argue from the Bible that women should not enter the ministry,
but Pastor reminds them of many important ways women ministered in the early church.
Their labor was acknowledged by no less a man than the apostle Paul.
She believed women are accepted in a field ministry, such as her own,
being a pulpit (as missionaries;-but not pastors). She loved the ministry of Christ she carried for His name sake.
"The Gospel I carry is the important thing, and the people I minister to are important".
Serving Jesus first; was her life. Always working to bring people to see Jesus and His love for them, without condemnation.
Everywhere she went and everything she did; Christ was proclaimed.
Many of us were brought out of hell places. We were delivered from drugs, alcohol,
demon possession, mental breakdowns,
brutal marriages, poverty, slums, prisons;
both naturally and spiritually. Because He chose one out of the world to truly know God;
we also know Jesus as our Deliverer and Savior.
Many miraculous works were done by the Holy Spirit through her life.
Raising of the dead, healings, recovery from terrible accidents, limbs restored, shattered marriages,
souls delivered of being a shopaholic; known to the world as spending what they did not have.
Pastor JoVah was blessed by God to have many visitations from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Even as a child, in grade school, God gave her a dream. Christ revealed Himself and said,
"I've come to claim my bride and now I've found her".
The Word says He is coming after His church without spot or wrinkle.
As the years went on and she grew up as one not raised in Sunday School,
God revealed to her that He was the Creator which drew her strongly to Him.
As she grew in her Christian life; God opened up the reality of how much God the Father,
loved the Son Jesus! Overwhelmed with the love between the Father and the Son; it sent her running.
She cried out to God, that she would do anything to know a God that could love like that.
But God brought her to the garden prayer,
(This was after the vision that she saw of Christ standing in her kitchen, real as man before her.)
He told her to pray, Pray, Thy will be done, (for there is an adversary against God)
Two more visions had a great impact on her life. One was when she walked out of her Pataskala house
and saw the complete heaven with four chariots in all four corners of heaven.
"It was a very beautiful vision all in red against the heaven's blue, she said.
I circled the house two or three times as it remained".
The Lord gave me His Word to explain the vision: "This land is chosen here in America.
The Lord has His Jerusalem. God is here, she said. The other vision happened in the early morning.
"God woke me suddenly, and I looked out my kitchen window. "Go to the east window", God said. And I saw a star.
The Lord descended from the star almost to the rooftop of a nearby house.
I thought of my children and that I was going with the Lord, but then He went back up, she said.
He gave me to know that it was not my time, yet. But He will come for me, and I will go with Him when the time comes.
This was an article written in The Advocate March 5, 1976. The visitations of Christ were too numerous to record.
In 1976 she recorded two records: "Rock of Rocks" and "John the Beloved".
Beginning in early 1978, She had a TV ministry on WSFJ, and then ACTV in Columbus and in Springfield Ohio.
Pastor JoVah, by God's voice kept all taping videos of God's Word. All the ministry and sermons were kept on cassette tapes;
leaving a legacy to the church library of thousands of tapes along with hundreds of books donated by Pastor to the church library.
One of many works accomplished by God through Pastor was in May of 1980; she copyrighted a very anointed reading of Song of Solomon,
along with a musical background. In 1986 she also copyrighted and published a book called,
The Lord's hidden Message in Money. Inside the introductory states:
( this book will reveal to you a truth never before seen concerning the money you carry daily.)
This book will break the power of the '666' and bring you into the Glory of the '777'.
This revelation has been hidden through the ages to be revealed in these last days,
to fulfill for God all things that must be known before Jesus comes again.
'How can you render unto God- still seeing Caesar? You cannot serve two masters- God and Mammon (money).'
Look through the single eye of God and see the beloved Son Jesus.
This is so important to remember. When the people saw only the image and the superscription of Caesar-
The Lord told them to render the money unto them. Now let God know that you can see the beloved Son through it all!
Pastor JoVah also wrote another book called, 123's ABC's of God.
Everything she did, was unto Him, through Him and by Him.
Whether, it was building, it was unto Him. For instance; her home in the Mayflower Addition,
she built for Him a sanctuary room. God told her, "You feed my people, you don't bleed them." and this she did.
While building the sanctuary; she wrote all the books of the Bible and His name on the pillars.
In the 1980's there was a need for another building
for Sunday School Classrooms. The Lord had Pastor to purchase
the property at 359 Buckingham Street in Newark, Ohio. This was an older building;
and not a lot of funds were put into it; for the purpose of preparing for something better for the church body.
In 1986 Jesus told Pastor to hold services in Columbus, Ohio. So, she purchased the property on Midland Ave.
Later the Lord had her to set in an associate Minister to hold services
for the Lord beginning in October 3, 1990. Jesus had told Pastor that this one would be the first one to go out as a Pastor.
(Darlene Cheek) under the Ministry of Christ that He had given her to carry for Him.
Keep in mind that at no time did God ever have her to go into debt to the world for these buildings.
When God took her home to be with Him on July 12, 1991, they were all paid for in full.
The properties given to us by God and our Pastor have been sold and all the monies used to build the New Parabolic Building;
that she envisioned by the Lord, many years ago. This a testimony to the Glory of God.
All He has given us through a true Shepherd, that always lead us to the Good Shepherd,
It is evident that Pastor Jo Vah was not here building
for herself; but for CHRIST! The legacy that they left the Church was not buildings,
but the Ministry of Christ that they carried for Him!
Pastor JoVah taught the assembly by the Spirit of Christ, not to go in debt, and
only spend what you have. Even the buildings that we were blessed with by Jesus are paid in full.
This alone is a miracle work by the Holy Spirit.
She, not only had miracles working in her life, but also fruit of the Spirit operating in and through her life.
Jesus said, You will know them by their fruit. We are witnesses on the Lord's behalf.;
that she ate from the tree of life that He gave her to share with us.
We, the Full Gospel Sons Church of God, were blessed with everything given to us from Jesus and Pastor Jo Vah.
We want to use the talents as written in Matthew 25:14-30: find us of a good report of gaining more talents for Him
The ministry of Christ is still continuing on over the airwaves and currently in His New Parabolic building.
Since Jesus took JoVah home; the radio ministry went on radio stations.
WQIO 1300AM Mt Vernon and High Adventures Radio Broadcast in over 240 countries.
Praise God for the anointed preaching voice that carried the ministry of Christ through powerful love and deliverance!
It continues to go throughout the land today; called Journey for Christ.com and Journey4christ.com.
She truly took a Journey for Christ with Him and encouraged us to do the same.
Praises be to God for when it came time to take her home to be with Him;
the congregation did not have to go to God and cry out for Him to Forgive our pastor for sins that she had in her life; while she was pastoring.
This again is a miracle life of Christ. He made her His priest (Pastor) and He (Jesus) being the High Priest; lived Holy unto the Father God, Daily.
She gave up everything and suffered the loss of her loved ones, to gain the kingdom of God.
She was blessed with two sons, Tim (of Hanover, Ohio) and Kirk Journey (of Pataskala);being that her Father was a carpenter (Jesus),
both of her sons are carpenters-home builders. God promising her, that she would see them in Glory. Also four grandchildren Timothy, Todd,
Kaycie, and Kyle Journey. Which are left behind for a time but not forgotten; for the love that abides in heaven.
The Full Gospel Sons Church of God, hold in great memory of one greater than a parent, children and loved ones.
This one had a great calling, a Predestinated son of the Living God, sent from heaven to Columbus(a time of birth) then to Pataskala;
where she came to know Christ; then to Newark; where God would join us together by the love of God.
We Praise God for evermore, for the miracle life He gave her. Amen!
We are happy for her to be with the Lord because she told one, "when it comes time for me to go home with Jesus,
you will be happy for me; for no longer will I be suffering, here upon the earth. And praises be to God, for this is true,
for now she is resting in Him. He took her home on July 12, 1991.
Although, Pastor JoVah M. Journey is no longer here with us in the body; the Word says, to be absent from the body
is to be present with Christ. With the teachings and dedication of Jesus; she was a holy and devout soul unto Jehovah God Almighty.
The teachings that He imparted to her; which she imparted to us, continue on. Great and small,
rich and poor, near or far; will never forget the love of God Christ left in our hearts.
The WORD OF GOD IS ETERNAL
Praises and thanksgiving to our God, and Lord Jesus Christ for all of His great loving kindness shown to us through our beloved pastor.
To God be the glory for the miracle life that was manifested in her soul, through Christ.
Thank you God for all that you accomplished in and through one's life in such a short time.
In 1 Thessalonians 1:3 We continually remember you before our God
and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love,
and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Also the last Psalm she requested to have read while still upon
the earth, before going home with Jesus was Psalms 121:1-8 states:
I lift up my eye to the hills.- where does my help come from?
my help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip- He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed,
he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you- The Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
the Lord will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more. Amen! Amen!
With sound doctrine and Anchored in Christ, as we Journey for Christ through this world;
Knowing that Heaven is our home and we are just passing through.
Jesus and Pastor Jo Vah set in four Overseers in Christ
before the Lord took her home of whom they tutored and trained under
the Ministry of Christ that God placed in her soul for Him.
We endeavor in Him to stay on course and follow His Teachings that
He poured in and through her soul by the Precious Holy Spirit of Christ!
The Teachings of JESUS CHRIST are Eternal and will never lose their power!
Jesus told our Pastor that we are a predestinated Assembly,
to live in Holiness. We press on to the mark of the high calling that is in
Christ Jesus our Lord and we welcome others to join us as we continue on this