We have changed our name. Joy Christian Center is now AKJOY Church. Our fellowship is currently pastored by Pastors Caleb and Shayna Bialik. (See below for a bio) We are a part of the Assembly of God fellowship of churches, but people from all denominations are welcome to worship with us. Check out our FAQ's below to learn more about our family.
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of believers who meet weekly in the Anchorage Midtown area. We are committed to loving and following Jesus and loving one another. Like our Facebook page and become part of our online family. You can go to our photos page on Facebook and see pictures of what we're up to.
Currently we are looking for a Kids and Teens pastor, so if you are interested give us a shout at 907.349-.0255 or email@example.com.
WHAT WE DO
Our vision and mission is to help families and individuals Know God and Make Him Known. We are endeavoring to live out our faith in practical every day ways as a church family. We offer ways to help you get to know God as well as opportunities to serve others and make Him known in your community.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Visitors have priority front row parking. When you come into the AKJoy Church building, you will be warmly greeted and welcomed like family. We pray earnestly all week for our services, and you can tell on Sunday's as we begin the prayer and worship service. We strive to Know God in worship, study, and prayer. During service you will experience Biblical truths and God's spoken word in the morning messages. Children will have fun with a class geared to present important Biblical truths to them on a level they can grasp. Come and plan your visit with us and feel like you are a part of a family.
FIND YOUR FAITH
Christianity is not about following a religion, it is about being in relationship with the God who created you and who loves you. It isn't about a stifling list of Do's and Don'ts, it's about becoming a new person from the inside out. It's about falling in love with the one who loves you until your wants and desires change so you do the right things because you want to please the one you love If you've never come into a relationship with God you can watch this short clip and find out how to do that.
AKJoy Church FAQ'S
Q: Where are you located?
A: We’re located at 4335 Laurel Street, Anchorage, Alaska, on the corner of Laurel and Tudor about a block from Lake Otis Parkway.
Q: What time are Sunday Services?
A: 10:30 AM Sunday worship service, Children’s Church for elementary age students, and a class for Teens. You can listen to our weekly sermons on our Facebook page each Sunday.
Q: What is AKJoy's preaching style?
A: We are very relaxed, down to earth, and straightforward in our preaching style. We strive to be understood by any and everyone who comes in the door. We present spiritual truths in a non apologetic way without being harsh or "preachy". AKJoy has four pastors who share the privilege of bringing the word Sunday mornings. The senior pastors preach most of the time, and the associate pastors speak about once a month. Each has their own distinctive method of delivery.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: We are family friendly come as you are whether you wear Sunday-go-to-meeting togs or jeans and a tee shirt. All we ask that you dress modestly and please don't wear clothing with vulgar or obscene images/language. Thanks! We want to have an environment that is healthy for all of our attendees.
Q: Do you have a Sunday night service?
A: Not at this time. We do have Home Groups that meet Sunday night. Eastside meets 7-8 PM 1st and 3rd Sunday Nights of the month, westside meets 6-8 PM the 1st and 3rd Sunday night of the month.
Q: What about other weekly activities?
A: We do not have regularly scheduled mid-week activities at this time. We do have periodic get-togethers which will be announce on our Facebook page and the home page of this website. Kids ministry takes place on Sunday mornings at 9 AM (Sunday School) and 10:30 AM (KIDS Club).
Q: What denomination are you a part of?
Q: What are your beliefs?
A: As a part of the Assembly of God fellowship we adhere to the A/G tenets of faith which can be found here
Q: Who is the pastor of AKJoy Church?
A: Pastors Caleb and Shayna Bialik are the senior pastors. Pastor Caleb, along with his wife Pastor Shayna, serve as the Lead Pastors at AK Joy Church, in Anchorage, Alaska. Caleb is from Alaska and Shayna from Montana. They met at Trinity Bible College and graduated with Biblical Studies Major, Pastoral Studies Major, and a youth concentration. With over 17 years of pastoring in children, youth and senior pastoring, Pastor Caleb and Pastor Shayna are deeply passionate for people to experience a presence-driven church and are personally committed to deepening the character and attitude of Jesus in everyday life. Their heart for AK Joy Church is for people to know God, experience freedom, find family and fulfill their purpose. Their passion is to reach the lost and develop connection in the church through healthy growing relationships. The Bialik's have been married for 12 years and have five children – Amber, Aubrey, Tristian, Claira and Elliott. The Bialik's love spending time together as a family in the outdoors.
Q: Who are the leaders of AKJoy Church? Pastors Caleb and Shayna Bialik are the senior pastors, Pastors Mike and Heidi Fields are the Associate Pastors, Tammy Kancir and Ron Hoecher are board members. Ron and Vanda Hoecher lead the BGMC ministry and teach Sunday School at 9 AM Sunday mornings. Pastors Shayna and Caleb alternate in the Kids Church ministry. You can click on the Leadership page to see pictures of all our leadership team.
Q: What is AKJoy's mission?
A: Our mission is to see each individuals and families come to know God personally and to make Him known. It is our desire to strengthen individuals and families and equip parents to be the spiritual heads of their homes. We are here to help people develop a vibrant personal faith and then to reach out as a church family to impact our community for Jesus
Q: How do you become a member of AKJoy?
A: In order to be a voting member of AKJoy we require that candidates:
• Have a testimony of being born again and have evidence of a consistent Christian life.
• Agree to faithfully attend AKJoy and serve in some capacity in the ministry of AKJOY
• Accept and adhere to the Tenets of Faith as set forth in Article IV of our constitution.
• Contribute regularly to the support of this assembly with tithes, offering, talents, and time.
• Are at least 18 years of age.
• Regularly attend services for a period of at least 3 months prior to the date of application for membership.
• Attend the membership class.
• Agree to being governed by the constitution and bylaws of this assembly and of the Alaska Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God.
Q: Is membership required?
A: Membership is not required to attend our services and events. However, in order to be part of the pastoral leadership, lead a ministry, or to be able to vote in business meetings you need to be a member of AKJoy.
Q: What is available for me and my family at AKJoy?
A: We have a Kids’ Ministry, Teen Ministry, Women’s and Men’s ministries, and Bible studies for all ages. During the summer months we cancel these ministries and have a monthly churchwide camping night and picnic. Check out our ministries by clicking on the Ministries tab on the Home page. We also provide pastoral care such as hospital or home visits, etc. We are not licensed counselors so we do not offer counseling. However we are happy to pray with you and offer pastoral guidance.
Q: How can I get involved at AKJoy?
A: Everyone is welcome to attend any and all services and events or participate in any ministry in a non-leadership capacity. In order to be in any kind of leadership position we ask that individuals:
• Be faithful in weekly church service attendance and involved in a ministry at AKJOY
• Be faithful in their own personal devotional/worship time
• Be a member of AKJoy and a regular attendee for six months
• Submit to a background check if working with children and vulnerable adults
• Adhere to Biblical doctrine and lifestyle
• Uphold and teach lessons/preach messages that align with Assembly of God doctrine
• Be submitted to AKJoy's leadership