Derrick Edwards

Stories

I started my journey with Pathway roughly 5 years ago. I knew a few people who were attending at that time and I was in the process of changing jobs where I would be off work on weekends. I believed in God but did not have a relationship with Him. I was a “wreck” in every sense of the word. Almost immediately, my wife Candace felt that we found a … Read More

Regina Skinner

Stories

My story is so complicated that it is hard to try and put so much into so little. I would like to begin with a phone call I had with my oldest son when he was “traveling” (basically living on the streets) in Santa Barbara, CA when he was around 21. I had been sent out west on business to Bakersfield and he was going to try and get there … Read More

Ko Sasaki

Stories

Born and raised in Japan not knowing Christ, I came to the US as a graduate student. I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was in Austin TX, but my spiritual growth was slow and sometimes stagnant. I felt God was silent, but at the same time, I wanted to “experience” God and to change the status quo. When I asked one of my dear Christian brothers, “How can … Read More

Angie Herndon

Stories

If I had to use one word to describe what Pathway means to me, I would use the word “home”. I was searching for a church home, not just a place to worship God. You could say I was homeless. I did go to church but none of the churches I attended ever felt like home. Over the past eighteen years I attended different churches looking for a home, and … Read More

Robbie and Lauren Owens

Stories

The very first time we stepped into Pathway we felt an overwhelming presence of the Lord. We felt at home, at peace and safe. Everyone who spoke to us was very genuine and we agreed that we wanted to look into making Pathway our home. One of our favorite things about Pathway is the value “saved people serve people”. Over the course of our journey, the people of Pathway have … Read More

Bill Graham

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Bill Graham

Please don’t let this gray hair fool you, I am only 5 years old. You see, our Good Father saved me in March of 2012 and literally changed all my desires in an instant. Literally. What I call my “Pre-Jesus” life was full of sin. No need to spend time discussing the details, and we don’t want to pat the devil on the back for the job he did on … Read More

Kollin Huddleston

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Kollin Huddleston and family

My wife and I both grew up in very structured, Christian households and in church. We were both hurt in different ways by different people in church leadership multiple times and both had decided we were done. God used Pathway to restore our view of “the church”. I vividly remember our first time to Pathway after we decided to stop going to church. One of my best friends relentlessly pursued … Read More

Cassidy Daniel

Stories

Cassidy baptism

God has shown His grace, His provision and His heart to me time and time again at Pathway. I came to Pathway as a very lost little girl— pursuing whatever it was that could make me feel loved. I didn’t know what I was really getting into, but I know that Pathway meant stability for me, and I would have done whatever it took to get through those doors. I … Read More

Patric and Tricia McGaughey

Stories

family with three kids

God brought us to Pathway to help prepare and equip us for what life in the kingdom truly looks like. The first time we came to Pathway we instantly knew this is where we were supposed to be, the sheer amount of peace as we walked into the building was enough confirmation for us to know that God truly did lead us here. The people here at Pathway have become … Read More

Dan and Eve Dropka

Stories

couple at Pathway Dreamy's Dinner 2016

I came out of a situation of where, when I was promoted to a North Texas town, I really came to distrust ‘the church’ and the people as a whole. After Eve and I moved back to Longview, we started looking around again. We found a church that God moved in us to start tithing… Tithing wasn’t in the budget, there was NO spare dollars for tithing, but we wanted … Read More

Rachel Bowman

Stories

Rachel Bowman Story

I started coming to Pathway almost two years ago. When I first started coming, a group of people immediately made me feel connected, and ultimately just super at home (which was weird for me because I wasn’t used to church humans being so great, or humans in general being so great). Aside from that, the message was always great and the worship that we had was amazing. With the worship, … Read More

Ariene Allen

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Ariene Allen - Staff

I moved to East Texas in August of 2015 and started a job that sent me on one of the greatest adventures of my life. I was working at a boarding school and it “just so happened” that the house of girls I became responsible for had been attending Pathway. When I first started to attend, I didn’t click with Pathway immediately. While the people were warm and friendly, it … Read More

Mike and Andi Mitchell

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Mike and Andi Mitchell

Andi and I began visiting Pathway in Spring of 2016. We decided by early summer that Pathway was where God wanted us to call home. At the time we starting coming to Pathway we were going through a very tough season of our lives. Our family business was on rock bottom from low oil prices so that meant that it was a tough financial time for us. But, I also … Read More

Steve and Ashley Hardaway

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Steve and Ashley Hardaway

My wife and I were searching for a new church home. Something was missing; church was supposed to be more than just meeting on Sunday mornings. We wanted to develop real relationships and not have to fit into a certain category. We got introduced to Pathway through the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace class. We had heard a lot about it, and decided to give it a try. In those nine … Read More

Joey and Holly Luther

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Holly and Jody Luther and family

My husband and I were looking for a church home when we were pregnant with our 3rd child. We had heard about Pathway through a friend and decided to go. From the moment we walked in the doors we were greeted with warm smiles and sincere handshakes. We definitely felt the presence of God and community among the members. Being new to Pathway and not knowing many people we ended … Read More

Andrew and Lacy Marshall

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Andrew and Lacy Marshall

Before we started attending Pathway, we as a family were looking for “something”. I say something, because we didn’t even know what that was until we found it. We were living a life of stress, bondage, and desire to feel loved and accepted. So we sat down and googled church’s in Longview. Pathway came up and we had heard a few things about it before, so we decided to try … Read More

Ashley Hardaway

Stories

Ashley Hardaway Story

In April 2016, I attended Pathway’s First Steps Class to learn more about the church, but to my surprise I ended up learning more about myself. During the class, we had the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts test, and mine revealed that service was one of my top gifts. This brought me back to a past decision that I thought was a mistake. In college, I had majored in … Read More