Pastor Marc and his wife Jerica served faithfully for several years at Perez Ministries International, under the leadership of his mother and Lead Pastor, Zelma Dickerson. Jerica served in the children’s ministry as well as on the worship team, and Pastor Marc served as the Associate Pastor at the time. Sometime in 2012, things began to change and the ministry found itself in the middle of what would be a string of major transitions.
Pastor Zelma Dickerson was stepping away from the role of lead pastor, into the next phase of her leadership life cycle. She turned the church over to a well-noted Christian leader in the area, but it quickly became clear that this was just temporary, and that God was up to something completely different. Jerica and Marc started praying for clarity and direction from God. Shortly afterwards it was crystal clear; God was calling Marc to pick up where his Pastor and mother had left off and carry the ministry forward. After a year of meeting in the living room of his sister’s home, Marc, Jerica and the 20 or so people who had decided to stick around decided to branch out. In January of 2013, The Amazing Life Church was launched. The turnout was nothing short of astounding, with over 300 people in attendance to the first service.
Around that same time Marc was also serving as a part-time worship leader and network manager with a prominent local company that resources local churches with musicians and worship leaders, and was requested to lead worship at The Journey Church Concourse Campus. That Sunday marked the beginning of what would be a life changing altering friendship between Pastor Darryl Bellar, Lead Pastor of the Journey Church, and Pastor Marc. It was also the beginning of yet another major transition for Marc and his young church. It was obvious that God was again up to something new, fresh, and different. After a year of praying, fasting, and meeting, Marc and his new church decided to partner with The Journey Church, and in October of 2014 re-launched as the Journey Church Amazing Life Campus.
Since the merger, God has continued to bless and multiply the Amazing Life Campus. We believe that it is our assignment to be a bridge – bringing together different cultures and people from all walks of life, to teach and equip them for the work of the ministry. We are disciples who live to help make other disciples. If you would like to know more about how to become a part of what God is doing at the Journey Church Amazing Life Campus, visit our weekend service, or email us at Valerie@thejourneyjax.com