Pastors Jamie and Cristi brought over 20 years of student ministry experience with them when they moved to the beach from Aiken, SC in 2013. With a passion for outreach, the Word, and developing tomorrow’s leaders, Jamie and Cristi oversee the teams that lead Journey’s young people from nursery-age through college. Their talents also lend themselves to building Journey through mentoring, social media, video, fundraising, drama, and working with local schools.


Pastor Jamie is often a guest speaker for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and he serves to unite and mentor other youth leaders in the area. He sits on several local boards and committees, inclduding those for Winshape Camps and St. James Intermediate School. He is also the "voice" of several teams at St. James Highs School. "PJ's" passion for sports and love of pop culture is the perfect segue into and metaphor for his walk with Christ and his ability to reach students where they are. 


Cristi, along with managing a dental office,  is a gifted teacher and preacher as well, and has recently rejoined the staff as Children's Team Pastor, overseeing children's monistries from birth - grade school. recently delivered a message to Journey entitled, "I Love My Church," which served as a retrospective of Journey's first 7 years and also a transparent glance into the church's heart and activities. 

The Hammons’ kids, Madison, Merideth, and Morgan are also a vital part of Ignition Student Ministries. The active family enjoys sports (mostly baseball!), movies, the beach, and most of all... adventure!