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Ernie and his wife, Alex, felt called to plant Sojourn in 2009. After years of preparation, they took a leap of faith and planted Sojourn in the fall of 2012. Over the years of leading this community, they have become more convinced than ever that the local church is Jesus’ means for authentic community, spiritual growth, and true transformation.

Growing up in the Northwest Metro Atlanta area, Ernie had dreams of becoming a sports commentator and one day working for ESPN but Jesus had other plans. In the midst of college, Ernie felt a call to pastoral ministry and he changed his major to Bible/Theology to pursue the passion God put in his heart. After graduating college and moving back to Atlanta, Ernie and Alex started dating and dreaming about a life together. Two years later they were married and now have the joy of raising three boys: Judson, Luca, and Rowan.

Because of Ernie's experience growing up in what is informally called, 'the Bible belt', he has an especially tender heart for those who have become jaded with the church and those who have given up the thought that Jesus is actually someone worth trusting. Alex and Ernie deeply desire to see the good news of Jesus transform many in East Cobb as well as throughout the world.

Pastor of Sojourn Church

Ernie Wagoner

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