Johnny & Heather Merrell
Pastor Johnny Merrell is the founding and senior pastor of The Way Church. Johnny has a deep passion for marriages and developing leaders and is known for creating a life-giving culture and focus on leading people to be more like Jesus.
Johnny graduated high school in 2001 and then went on to play professional arena football in the NIFL for the Oklahoma Crude. Johnny attended Rose State College and then got his degree from 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 Tulsa and fulfilling the call God has place on their life to lead The Way Church.