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Welcome to Hometown Church, a vibrant and inclusive community of believers near and far who gather together to grow, worship, and serve. Nestled in the heart of our beloved hometown, our church has been a spiritual home for over 10 years, providing a place of solace, inspiration, and connection. At Hometown Church, we believe in the power of faith to transform lives and communities. Our mission is to share the love of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ, extending grace, hope, and compassion to all who seek it.



Our vision is to see God's people saved, discipled, and released to walk in their destiny and fulfill their given purpose through the power and authority of our Lord Jesus Christ.


  • ​Reach the lost, as commanded to us by Jesus Christ.

  • Provide answers to everyday living through faith, revelation and practical application of God's Word, the power of prayer, and the authority of the name of Jesus Christ.

  • Help others achieve the purpose in their lives that the Lord has ordained for them.


Click here to read our Statement of Faith​


Senior Pastors Dave and Joyce Thilges started Hometown Church (formally known as Joy Fellowship Church) in June 2013, and they truly pastor this church as a team.  Originally envisioned and incorporated as the worship and prayer arm of Joy Faith Ministries International, Hometown has taken on a life of its own, growing through fervent prayer, commitment, support of other believers, and God's blessings.


Pastor Dave is an Ordained Minister through Joan Hunter Ministries and a member of 4 Corners Alliance.  He brings a well-rounded background of spiritual, educational and administrative experience.  He has also received extensive training in the areas of healing and deliverance through Joan Hunter Ministries/Hunter Ministries, Stand Firm World Ministries, Don Dickerman Ministries and prior home churches, and now he is dedicated to equipping others to fulfill the purpose that God has placed on their lives.  

Pastor Joyce, author of the book Sanctified Freedom: Deliverance for Modern Christians, is a member of 4 Corners Alliance and an Ordained Minister through Joan Hunter Ministries.  She has held a wide variety of ministry roles, including Sunday School Teacher,  VBS Coordinator, Interim Children's Ministry Director, Choir Member, Worship Team Member, Counseling Assistant, Freedom Team Member, Prophetic Prayer Team Leader, and Healing School Administrator/Instructor.  She has received extensive training in areas of healing and deliverance through Joan Hunter Ministries/Hunter Ministries, Stand Firm World Ministries, Don Dickerman Ministries, and more.  For years she has worked to see people healed, delivered, and set free through the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority of the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. She brings many life experiences and testimonies through divine revelations and teachings as well as ministering with tremendous anointing for healing and deliverance.

Dr. Sandra Terrell is the Dean Emeritus of the JFMI College of Ministry and Pastor of Education, Membership, and Newcomers at Hometown Church. She is also Professor Emerita from the Department of Speech and Pathology and Audiology at the University of North Texas (UNT) Denton Texas, and is an ordained minister. Dr. Terrell's passion is to serve the Lord through equipping His people through the College of Ministry.

Senior Pastors

Dave and Joyce Thilges

Pastor Sandra Terrell

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