our journey

Our History

JLC started as a prayer...

On New Years Eve 2020, in the midst of a national lockdown due to a global pandemic, Pastor Aaron, Faith and their son, Ben, sensed God was leading them to a new ministry. Just as 2021 was ringing in, they prayed a prayer of commitment to the Lord to follow His lead. Little did they know what that prayer was leading them to, for there were others sensing the same leading of God to do the same. A long story short, 10 people came together with the same heart, mind and prayer to commit to something on the horizon. Discovering we have all been on a journey that led us to this point in time, we decided to meet for the first time via Zoom on Sunday, 14 February - Valentine's Day (what a way to remember!).

As the lockdown restrictions began to lift, we began to meet in our back gardens, on walks in the hills, and then in each other's homes. We came to a full understanding that meeting around a table for a meal and fellowship was just as important if not more important than meeting in a building once or twice a week.

As of July 2021, we have been blessed to gather together on Sunday mornings at The John Alker's Club in Flixton, Greater Manchester. We look forward to journeying with you!

genuine in the journey

Meet our Pastors

Pastor Aaron & Faith Hornback

The Hornbacks have lived in Greater Manchester for over 20 years! Pastor Aaron came from the USA when he said "I do" to Faith. She has been serving Manchester as a nurse since arriving from the Philippines in 1999. They have one child, Ben who is 18 years old and studying to be an engineer.
They have a missionary call to the UK and Pastor Aaron has been in fulltime ministry as an ordained Elim minister for the past 10 years. He is also a Personal Trainer and has a passion to see people become well: Body, Soul & Spirit. Living a healthy lifestyle in a healthy world.

genuine love & Kindness

The core team

Passionate about genuine worship, music & friendship. Having a very pastoral heart, they truly love the whole JLC family. Roger organises our worship times whilst Tricia is known to host a pretty decent party! They are parents to two amazing teens, Jodi and Ryan!
Roger & Tricia Miller
Always encouraging, Minou is full of faith and expectancy. Regardless of the challenges ahead, you can be sure Minou has already prayed about it.
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Minou McDonnell
Visionaries of keeping it simple: love people and show them Jesus. Always looking for opportunities to help those on the fringes of society find value and purpose in Jesus. If you want to go on an outdoor adventure, or maybe a tasty BBQ, look no further than Gary. Toshona is passionate about worshipping God and studying the Bible.
Gary & Toshona Sutton
Having a genuine heart to love and serve God and humanity, Sam is a doctor and a chef extradonaire! He is full of God's word and generous kindness.
Sam Chee

Genuine worship & Word

People know what you believe when they encounter you...