Steve and Ashley Hardaway

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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 weeks, we started looking forward to Wednesday night meetings. The people were friendly and welcoming, and it just felt comfortable. We decided at that point to try out a worship service at the church.

The first time we visited Pathway was mid October 2015. After hearing Pastor Marty speak, our initial reaction was “Wow… he is real!” It was refreshing to see someone be so honest and genuine from the pulpit.

The next week, we talked about visiting different churches, but both agreed that we should go back to Pathway. lt didn’t take long for us to realize that we had found the right place! In the last two years, our lives have drastically changed. Going to Pathway is now the highlight of our week! We get to do life with amazing people who love God and us.

Being poured into every weekend led us to crave more. We started digging into the Word and listening to podcasts to learn all we could. Gradually, we became more committed and wanted to give back to God and this wonderful group of people. We got involved in serving and joined a couple of lifegroups.

Through Pathway, we’ve had the chance to see grace in action. It is such an awesome feeling of freedom, knowing that we can talk with a staff member or leader about any struggle and not feel judged. Our walk with God has matured because of Pathway’s healthy, grace filled atmosphere.

Pathway has enabled us to step out of our comfort zone, helped us belong, and truly shown us what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ!

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