- As I realized that God was calling me into ministry, I sat down with my pastor and he told me a quote that was said to D.L. Moody: “The world has yet to see what God can do with one man fully consecrated to him.” My pastor looked me in the eyes and said, “Johnny, I hope you are that man.” From that day forward my aim has been to fulfill those words and to be the man that is completely sold out to God. I believe there is something in all of us that desires to be that man. There is one church for every 2800 people in the state of Oklahoma. The average church size is 80 people. That means there are over 2700 people per church who do not belong and are not being reached with the loving message of Jesus Christ. Our greatest desire is for you to discover Jesus. This is a safe place where you can find what you are looking for. It’s ok to not know what you believe yet, because you don’t have to believe to belong here. If you have questions, we are here and want to do all that we can to help you find the answer.Johnny MerrellPastor, The Way Church
About Our Pastor
Pastor Johnny Merrell graduated high school in 2001 and then went on to play professional arena football for the Oklahoma Crude. Johnny attended Rose State College and then New Tribes Bible Institute. He felt the call into ministry at the age of 18 and has been serving in ministry for 12 years. Johnny and Heather were married in 2005 and have four wonderful kids. Together, they have a passion for seeing people come to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and then helping them grow daily in that relationship. Johnny and Heather are passionate about the city of Bixby and fulfilling the call God has place on their life to lead a church.