"To be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ." We accomplish this purpose by focusing on the essential elements of worship, evangelism, discipleship and prayer.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." - Matthew 28:19-20
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength." - Mark 12:30
Pathway Church, formerly known as "Chippewa Evangelical Free Church," opened its doors for worship on Easter Sunday in 1975. Thirty-nine people attended that first service at the Brighton Township Fireman's Social Hall. After meeting in various locations for the next few years, the congregation saw fit to construct its first facility. The church acquired the Braun Road property and held the first service in Pathway's new sanctuary on April 15, 1979. In 1981, a wing of classrooms was added, and six years later, a two-level addition was constructed. With steadily increasing attendance, the church sensed God's direction in 2000 to embark on its most recent building project. Construction began in November of 2002, and the new facility opened on March 21, 2004.
From the very first public meeting, where 39 people participated in the worship service, to the present, where approximately 1,300 people gather to worship, Pathway Church has been marvelously blessed by God. Through it all, the vision of impacting our community and bringing hope and healing through Jesus Christ has remained our deep and abiding commitment, and it always will be so.
Our Elders serve our congregation first, by being men of prayer. They cast vision and care for the people of Pathway as well as interview those seeking membership and baptism at Pathway. Our elders are elected by the membership for their terms and offices at the Annual Celebration and Business Meeting held each May.