The Pathways Fellowship Church in Osseo, Minnesota, said farewell to associate pastor Nick Wanovich last January. Pastor Nick moved to South Carolina where he will be pastoring two churches, one in Summerville and the other in Orangeburg.

Pastor Nick has assisted senior pastor Karen Lewis at the church since July of 2019. He is very passionate about his love for Jesus which has translated to his sermons and made them relevant to the congregation. He was the speaker for the church’s evangelistic series America in Prophecy presented in October 2021.

Nick became a Seventh-day Adventist in 2015 during Shawn Boonstra’s evangelistic meetings in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended the first meeting at the insistence of his stepfather but was so excited about the message he heard that he wanted to share it. He invited friends and even brought his step-grandmother. Nick was convicted that the inspiring Bible messages were biblical truths and at the end of the evangelistic meetings he was baptized by Karen Lewis, at that time a Bible worker trainer for evangelism and pastor of the Stillwater Church.

Shortly after the evangelistic series ended, Nick sought guidance from the Lord and was impressed to attend Southern Adventist University near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Not long after his studies began, he felt strongly that the Lord wanted him to become an evangelist, so he chose theology as his major and graduated in 2019.

Pastor Lewis, who continued to keep in contact with Nick up, took advantage of the COVID situation while he was back home and asked Nick to assist her at Pathways Fellowship Church while continuing to work on his Master of Divinity from Andrews University online. He graduated in December 2021.

Pastor Nick not only knows how to share the love of Jesus through Scripture, but he has been blessed with the gift of connecting with youth and young people, which resulted not only in friendships but baptisms. He loves music and plays the guitar, violin and sings. He also enjoys spending time with his dog, Buck. He is blessed to have a very supportive family who live in Stillwater, Minnesota.

On Pastor Nick’s last Sabbath in Minnesota, church members were given the opportunity to thank him for his significant contributions while at Pathways. We know the Lord has great things in store for Pastor Nick as he follows the Lord’s leading and shepherds his new churches in South Carolina.