Eddie grew up in Southern California where he served on active duty in the US Navy for 22 years while also serving as an associate pastor at his local congregation from 2014 to 2016, overseeing youth, outreach and mission’s ministries. He accepted the call to full-time ministry as the senior pastor at Pathway Christian Church in December 2019.
His education includes a Bachelors Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, and a Masters Degree in Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pastor Eddie is blessed to be married to his incredible wife, Sarah. Together they have two kids, Seth and Amy. His hobbies include, playing the drums, guitar, woodworking and hanging out with his family.
His favorite verse is Romans 5:8 “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Chairman of the Council of Elders
I have been married to my loving wife Lisa for 33 years and we have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. I am the Project Design Manager at Deister Machine Company and have been with them for 37 years.
Thanks to my parents and grandparents I was raised in a Christian family and have attended a church regularly most of my life, except for a dark time in my 20’s when I fell away from the church. Once Lisa and I began to attend regularly again I started to feel that this is
where I belonged and my faith really started to grow. One of the biggest leaps of faith in my life came 10 years ago when a group of fellow believers left our old church and started Pathway Christian Church in Harlan. My love for the Lord has grown exponentially since then due in part to the 3 wonderful Pastor’s that we have had, especially Pastor Eddie. You can really feel the Lord at work in our amazing church.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
Elder and Finance Director
Elder and Missions Director
Jim accepted the call to join Pathway’s council of elders in January 2021. He and his wife Kris play in our Worship Team and also lead the Pathway Missions Committee. They are committed to supporting and spreading the true Word of God in this world. Jim and Kris live nearby in Dekalb County on a small farm, where they keep a few chickens, a large garden, and a small orchard.
Misty Woods came to know the Lord in 1987. In that time, He has shown Himself to be a personal and loving God who provides, shows grace and mercy, and is constant to the end. He is just and faithful and in Him is life and peace.
She grew up in New Haven, Indiana and graduated from New Haven High School and Ravenscroft Beauty College. Her current hometown is Grabill, Indiana where she lives with her husband of 21 years, David Woods, and their two children Eli (13) and Anna (9). Their oldest son, Alexander (20) attends college and lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Misty has worked in Harlan through the Harlan Christian Youth Center (HCYC) as a Program Facilitator since 2009. In this capacity she has been able to share the Gospel with the community children as well as teach Keyboarding, Basic Computer skills, Cooking and many other skills. She has been able to provide greeting cards to shut-ins and deployed Armed Forces service members and has also authored an HCYC Cooking Curriculum and Cookbook.
Misty has served for many years and in three different churches as a Sunday School teacher, AWANA leader and on the Worship Teams of two of them. Singing is another passion of Misty’s. She sang in her school and church choirs throughout her life. For the last 8 years she served on Wallen Baptist Church’s Worship Team and was even blessed to sing with Keith & Kristin Getty’s choir.
Misty feels blessed to serve Pathway Christian Church as the Children’s Ministry Director.