Ben + Melanie Davis
Ben Davis is lead pastor of Pathway Church. After touring with a Christian band as a drummer for seven years (where he met and fell in love with Melanie) and earning his B.A. in Business from Southeastern Louisiana University, Ben became the Associate Pastor at The Mission Church in Hammond, LA where he served for ten years until the end of 2012. Ben loves inviting people to enjoy friendship with God, and to live passionately, building their life on the Word of God. Ben is currently working to complete his Masters in Divinity from Columbia International University.
Ben and Melanie have been married for nineteen years, and have four energetic boys, Jackson, Silas, Luke, and Ezra. Melanie was born and raised in Lafayette, but as a troubled teen she was sent to a Christian girls home where she met Jesus and was drastically changed. Melanie earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from LSU, and later felt called to home educate her children. She has a special heart for needy children.
In January 2012, Ben and Melanie felt drawn back to Lafayette to plant a life-giving church in Melanie’s hometown. Fourteen months later, with the support and partnership of their home church, The Mission Church, along with the ARC (Association of Related Churches), they moved to Lafayette in March of 2013 and planted Pathway Church in September of that same year. Together, Ben and Melanie have a desire to share the love of Jesus, and to see people reach their full potential. They are dedicated to creating a culture of healthy leadership, strong marriages and families, and seeing the next generation go further for the cause of Christ. They are excited to be in the city they love, and to be a part of what God is doing in South Louisiana.
Those who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives. Pathway Church is an inter-denominational, evangelical church that is accountable to The Mission Church (Hammond, LA), a board of Spiritual Overseers (see below), and the ARC (Association of Related Churches).
Pastor Deven Pedeaux
The Mission Church – Hammond, Louisiana
Pastor Scott Bledsoe
Household of Faith – Gonzales, Louisiana
Pastor Scott Hornsby
Fellowship Church – Zachary, Louisiana
Pastor Scott Hornsby is a Founding Board Member of ARC.
ASSOCIATION OF RELATED CHURCHES (WWW.ARCCHURCHES.COM)
The ARC is a network of existing churches/organizations and church planters who combine their relational, leadership, and financial resources together to empower churches around the world and start life-giving churches.