Pastor Bob
Executive Director

Bob is a Nova Scotia native and has called Lower Sackville home for much of his life. The eldest of two children, Bob had a knowledge and belief in the Lord, being raised in the Catholic faith. It wasn’t until his mid-thirties that Bob came to know Jesus as his true Lord & Saviour. He spent much of his life to this point battling personal demons on many levels. Substance abuse, mental health issues, relational dysfunctions, were fabrics that were knit into his life.

Bob has served in the ushering and men’s ministry with his church. A product of the Alpha program, he sees this as a very worthwhile learning tool and is a huge proponent of it. Especially in the institutional system.

Pathways has been in Bob’s blood for a number of years. During his tenure to date he has been a mentor, board member, Treasurer, Facility Coordinator, and Assistant Executive Director. One could say he has been well groomed for the office he now holds. Bob is able to relate from a well-rounded perspective of what it means to have been an offender, family member of an incarcerated person, and also as a victim of crime. Just as his own life has been thoroughly impacted, Bob firmly believes that lives are salvageable. Lives that can be forever changed, through a personal relationship with Christ Jesus. It just takes the willingness to walk and live by biblically based teaching and constant awareness of the price paid upon the cross at Calvary. Bob is an Ordained Minister as of May 2014.  One of Bob’s favourite pieces of scripture comes from the prophet Jeremiah’s letter to the captives in chapter 29:11-14.

Nancy was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Her mother was a faithful believer in Jesus Christ and she ensured that all her children attended church and Sunday school. Nancy the youngest of five children knew from a young age that she believed in God and she had some real encounters with Jesus as a young child.  During her teen years she chose to walk away from the faith in which she was raised.  As time went on she became wife,   mother of three wonderful sons, and mother in law to an amazing daughter; now Nana to a granddaughter.

In her late thirties, during a period of incarceration in a provincial jail, she came to know Jesus as her Lord and Saviour.  During this time a woman mentored her and helped her in her new found faith; upon release and house arrest she continued to be a friend through prayer and visitation.

Once settled into a local church Nancy became involved in many areas of ministry wanting to serve and give back. It was through the Alpha program that her hunger to see peoples lives changed grew and she continued to seek God for His Will for her life. God then began to speak to her about prison ministry.  Her personal experience and testimony, and her relationship with a mentor all combined with a God given passion to see those imprisoned come to a saving knowledge of Jesus lead Nancy to found Pathways to Freedom Ministries.

Through Nancy’s continuing testimony, the work he has done in her life, her marriage and her ministry she gives God all the Glory and Praise.   She looks forward to sharing Jesus whenever she has opportunity, his message through her and her ministry will encourage and build up the body of Christ, his Church.