MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mike Pudlo | Lead Pastor
Pastor Mike has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture and leading people into a vibrant, life giving understanding of God’s Word. He started serving in ministry in 2000 as an intern, then a student ministries pastor and associate pastor, and is now the founding and lead pastor of Journey.
He and his wife, Sarah have two awesome and energetic little guys in their life, Sam and Ben. As a technology geek, coffee fanatic, progressive thinker and huge dreamer, he always has something exciting or random to bring to the table! He has been known to occasionally pray for the Patriots during our services on Sundays…
Mike conducted Biblical studies at Liberty University and is currently pursuing graduate work there as well. His wife, Sarah, holds a degree in music from UMASS Dartmouth along with a Masters in Education from Bridgewater State University.
Raul DeMelo | Elder
As one of the most genuine and loving people you will ever meet, Raul is undeniably after the heart of the Father. Raul brings wisdom and experience to the leadership table… and lots of it! He has years of experience in church leadership and ministry involvement. He and his wife Lorraine have two married daughters. They spend most of their time loving on and spoiling their 5 grandchildren …those lucky kids
Joel Correia | Business Council
A hard working family man who is also a firefighter with the City of Fall River and local contractor. He is the epitome of hard working and brings that passion and work ethic into his faith and service to the church. Joel’s expertise in building code, construction and safety make him an essential to our team. He and his wife also serve in various facets including worship and kid’s programs.
Wayne Magee | Business Council
Originally hailing from Ohio, Wayne is part of the leadership team at the Mass Maritime Academy on the Cape. There he is the Assistant Director Comcad and Director of Bands, Honor Guard & Drill Team. A man who wears many hats well and who puts his all into everything entrusted to him is valuable in any organization. Wayne serves wherever necessary at Journey and is a regular part of our worship team. Though he doesn’t care too much for sports, his palpable and contagious passion for Jesus are a much better trade-off! His knowledge of business policy and structure make him invaluable.
Brian Pudlo | Business Council
Having experience in business and non-profit insurance since 2004, Brian understands what keeps a business safe. He serves in many areas at Journey, including keeping tabs on his brother, Pastor Mike. Brian’s dedication to his faith, family and church help him to play an important and unique role in the church. Brian also serves on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army of Fall River. Sorry ladies, he is taken.
Pastoral Advisory Council
The leadership of Journey does not stand alone in their responsibility to lead our community of believers to accomplish our role as part of the Church worldwide. We have a team of local pastors who also stand with us for guidance and accountability. They are pastors of churches who love our pastor and church, who pray for us, and who partner with us in accomplishing the work the Church has been called to.