The Way Church: 5501 Dewey Dr, Fair Oaks, CA 95628


The Way Ministry Leaders

The Way ministry leaders are devoted individuals who are committed to making an impact on the world around them for the glory of God. Each of them is a VOLUNTEER and serves The Way’s vision out of their heart of love for people and for Jesus! Read more about our incredible team of leaders and the ministries they lead. If you have questions for them, please contact them and they’d be happy to help.


Lonnie and Sarah Nix

Lonnie founded The Way in 2002, and he has been actively leading, pastoring, and expanding The Way through its increasing ministries and outreaches ever since. Lonnie and Sarah have been married for 20 years! You can email Lonnie at:

Founder and Pastor of The Way

Security and Food Program Leaders

Carlo and Rhonda Sandoval

Carlo and Rhonda have a heart to serve and have been a part of The Way for many years. Carlo leads the Security team, and helps to provide a safe and secure environment for all of The Way's events. Rhonda oversees The Way's Food Program as well as the low-income housing project known as the Logan Park Outreach. For more information call Rhonda at 916-470-0408 or email:


Patrick and Char Miller

Patrick oversees the Compassionate Ministry where he pastors and ministers to the homeless. Him and Char also serve on the board of Grace House and have been part of The Way for many years and are pillars in its foundation. Char is responsible for the Way bulletin, the beautiful content and design. For more information on Compassionate Ministry or Grace House call Patrick @ 916-342-0946 or email:

Ministers of Finance

National President of The Way Riderz

Craig and Nancy Johnson

Craig is the National President of The Way Riderz motorcycle ministry, which has many chapters. Craig also diligently oversees sound and video for The Way, and is part of The Way band. Nancy is a vital support to Craig and The Way! You can email Craig at:


Lynn Johnson

Lynn is the Senior Chaplain for The Way, and a might prayer warrior. She trains and supports the many chaplains who go through The Way's Chaplain Program. For more information call her @ 916-409-5940 or email at:

Senior Chaplain

Worship Leader

Adriana Gonzales

Adriana begin to attend the Way church in 2012 with her husband Manny, and she joined the worship team in 2014. They serve at Serna Village on Tuesdays and open their home for Bible study twice a month. She has a heart for worship which was birthed as she sought the Lord at the House of Prayer. Her passion is for addicts and alcoholics to find their way to the arms of Jesus. Being a part of the worship team has allowed her to remain steadfast in Jesus and pursue His presence as she trusts in the Lord, especially as she persevered when her husband struggled in his own addiction.


Mike and Patti Stewart

Housing Leader

Mike leads the Transitional Housing ministry. For more information you can email Mike at: