Jessie Garmon

Stories

When I first visited Pathway in the Fall of 2015, I immediately felt welcomed and at home. It seemed to be exactly what I was looking for after leaving my previous church in Flower Mound, where I was involved in a Lifegroup and student ministry. I could see a place for me at Pathway, but I had to be honest with myself and admit that my heart just wasn’t in … Read More

Gina Nicholson

Stories

Daniel and I first visited Pathway in 2015. We were living in Southeast Oklahoma and visited with family who attended Pathway. We were both Christians with different church backgrounds. We were struggling with so many issues in our lives at the time and did not attend church on a regular basis. We both felt such encouragement every time we visited Pathway. The worship service was incredible and the people were … Read More

Natasha Reitinger

Stories

Raised in a home where the church was detested, I was never really interested in attending. Churches were all the same; judgmental, full of hypocrites, and deceitful. I was going nowhere.  I had dropped out of high school, had a daughter at 17, and was in a bad relationship. I had nowhere to turn, and then I got a call from my grandma. God had been speaking with her and … Read More

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

Nathan Loan

Stories

Off and on throughout the last 17 years, Janet and I tried finding a church home but it was difficult. I also, now know that God was keeping us from finding one for a few reasons. Walking into Pathway for the first time was a very interesting experience for me, personally. 20 years prior to this, I walked out of my last church home deeply wounded and swearing I would … 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

Stories

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

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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

Dan, Marian, Daniel, David, and Alyia Doktor

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Family at Pathway Dreamy Awards

God answered His promise to us to connect us with family in Longview,TX through Pathway Church! Moving here was the result of answered prayer and that has been confirmed dozens of times and in many wonderful ways, but coming from the Detroit area, one of our concerns was that we have no family within thousands of miles. God quickly spoke to both Marian and I that He would provide family … Read More

Lee Rosen

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Lee Rosen and children

I can remember the first person I met at a Pathway service. He smiled and was friendly, and I was one in the sea of persons walking in and out during a service. A gentleman I never met shook my hand, asked my name, and he welcomed me to the church. A small encounter for sure, but a friendly one. The next week he called me by name and gave … Read More

Meg Rosen

Stories

Megan Rosen Story

We began coming to Pathway a couple of years after experiencing hurt from a local church. Pathway didn’t expect anything from us, even though we had a child in childcare. This allowed us to get back into church as a family, which I’m grateful for. After I had Peter, I was immediately hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia. I remember being extremely scared during this time. Julie, who didn’t know me or … 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