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.”
Mike Theurer (Elder)
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.
Sam Snyder (Elder)
Jim Thomas (Elder)
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.