The Pathway Church

Living for God, Living in Community, and Living on Mission for Christ. Troy, IL
The Pathway Church
The Pathway Church
The Pathway Church


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312 S Main St
Troy, IL 62294



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Who We Are

At Pathway our goal is to make maturing disciples for the glory of God, through the Word of Christ and the Spirit that are: Living for God, Living in Community, and Living on Mission.

About Us

Casual, Friendly, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Conservative, Multigenerational, Neighborhood-focused, Young families, Lots of kids

Community Service, Nursery, Children's Ministry, Missions

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Baptist (SBC)




Our Services

What are services like?
Although they may not happen in the same order every time, each Sunday will include music, teaching and prayer. Each Sunday, we will look to the wisdom of God’s Word for direction in how to live life today. The Truth God placed in His Word is as relevant today as it has ever been. Together, we will examine how to apply that Truth to what we face in daily living. Music is important to us at Pathway. Music is an expression and confession of what we believe (doctrine) and how we believe it (adoration, thankfulness, praise). We choose music that exalts Christ and “sings” the Gospel. We are a mixture of styles and history. We honor the great hymns of the Christian faith, while affirming the newest offerings of praise. The music will be simple and heart-felt and offered with excellence and humility. At Pathway, we will offer prayers of confession, prayers of supplication, prayers of thanksgiving and adoration. We believe that God hears us when we pray and that we can hear from God when we pray. Opportunities exist for our members to give to meet the needs of the church. Guests at our services are not expected to give, your presence with us is gift enough for us.

What is the community like?
We are a caring group of families that accept new folks into our community very quickly. We rely on one another for support and care through all of our lives not just on Sundays.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are welcome here. We want to tell everyone about who Jesus is and why that is important for their life. We will not call you out instead you will have opportunity to reflect upon what you hear. You can always ask us questions so we can help you in your honest seeking.

Leadership View all

Chris Funkhouser

Chris Funkhouser

Teaching Pastor and elder Chris Funkhouser has worked in full time ministry for the last seven years. His passion is for God’s authoritative Word to be taught and lived out in the context of loving and caring relationships. Chris is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the School of Theology. He attained a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry. Chris also completed undergraduate work at Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris served as the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Zeigler, IL. He also pastored Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Lodiburg, KY while completing his seminary education. Chris and his wife Megan, have also served at Ninth & O Baptist Church, Louisville KY; First Baptist Church, New Orleans LA; First Baptist Church, Eldorado IL; and College Heights Baptist Church, Eldorado IL. Megan has worked in children’s ministry, music ministry, youth ministry and women’s ministry in various roles. Her most important role of ministry is to their growing family. Chris and Megan have been married for 10 years and were both raised in Illinois. They have three children, two girls and a boy. Joselyn is the oldest at four years old, Anison the middle child is three years old, and Blaine is the baby boy born in September of 2011. The Funkhouser family loves Cardinal baseball and spending time with family. Chris enjoys reading, the outdoors, golfing, and hanging out with people drinking coffee. Megan is a budding photographer and finds great joy in snapping the right shot.

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