Mike Roy

Pathway Church in Raymore, Mo.,
Lead Church Planter
Pathway Church in Raymore, Mo.
April 30
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About My Family

Lynda and I married in 1992. We have three children: Luke, Rebekah and Hannah. I pastored four other churches before following God's lead to serve Him as a church planter.  

About My Church Plant

We moved to Raymore, Mo., which is a Kansas City suburb, on January 31, 2015, to plant Pathway Church. Raymore is one of the fastest growing suburbs and public school districts in the state. In early 2015, our leadership launch team began meeting weekly in my living room to pray and prepare for the public launch of Sunday worship services. In early 2015, the launch team began regular outreach in the community with a booth at the community Easter festival, prayerwalking, door-to-door canvass witnessing, serving at the community's Independence Day festival, VBS in a park and evangelistic Bible studies at a local business. We were in the application process of renting a local school gym for Sunday services that we had hoped to launch in September 2015. But in August 2015, a closing church gave us their building and merged with us.

NAMB Church Planting

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–For resources to make much needed building repairs.
–For receptive hearts among the people in the community.
–For God to use us here in witnessing to others about Jesus.
–For favor with local school and community leaders so we can have opportunities to share the gospel with many.


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