Pastor Harley Wheeler
Pastor Harley has served six pastoral charges in his 31 years of ministry in the East Ohio Conference. Harley was born in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Eastmoor High School, and then earned a Degree in Business from Franklin University, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 1991. He is an Elder of the United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Cindy, have nine children and five grandchildren.
Gifts for Ministry
Preaching, teaching, visitation, and bringing the church into the community.
In preaching, he is scripture-based and uses stories to connect the truth of God to life. He counsels all Christians to seek to live, love, work and witness with Christ as the source of all they do. In his role as administrator of a church, he leads by consensus and trusts the leadership.
Trust in the Lord with your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will direct your path.
Tammy Beavers has been the Administrative Assistant of Broadway since July 2011. She is an energetic, enthusiastic woman of God.
On a Sunday morning you will find her warmly greeting everyone she sees and teaching our children that the Bible isn’t boring, we can have fun on Sunday mornings. She is a Lay Leader and leads our Mom’s Group. If you need to know anything about Broadway, Tammy is always here to help.
Tammy and her husband Wil live in Dover. They have two children, Jake and Deidre and one grand daughter, Charleston (Charlie).
Ryan and his family have been attending Broadway since December of 2014. He has a passion for discussing the Lord and helping others grow in their faith. Though he grew up in a Methodist church as a child, he was neither saved nor baptized until the Holy Spirit guided him to Broadway.
He and his wife Angela have 3 children, Brandon, Xavier, and Brianna. They all receive great joy in spending time together by traveling, watching movies, devotionals, or just sitting around and talking about any subject that comes their way.
They are thankful for all that the LORD has blessed them with and hope to be shining lights in the darkness, guiding others to God.
Broadway has been my church since birth, joining the membership in 1962. I graduated from NPHS and then, Union College of Commerce. I’ve been employed as a bookkeeper for Kiser Paint, Ad Assistant to Mayor Leo Benjamin, Broadway’s Secretary, and Bookkeeper/Office Manager at the Tuscarawas County YMCA.
Upon retiring in 2006, I pursued a new vocation: babysitting for 4 of my grandchildren. At that same time, I was asked to return to Broadway as the Church Treasurer part-time.
My husband, Bill, joined Broadway in 1968 and we were married at Broadway in June, 1969. We currently sing in the Wesleyan choir and volunteer as
the choir librarians. I also volunteer in the crib room one Sunday a month. We have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.
Patty Housel has been playing music at Broadway since 1968. She loves to play and hear old hymns and gospel music. Her favorite hymn, “Be still my soul”. Patty always says, “If God’s not sitting beside me I couldn’t play. I have never had a lesson.”
Wesleyan Choir Director
Kathy Gibson grew up at Broadway and has been a member since 1964. She has been married to Don for 42 years and has two sons, Bill and Steve, and three grandchildren. Kathy started singing in the choir when she was a child and has been the Wesleyan Choir Director since 1996. She is also the song leader for the 8:30 traditional worship service and Worship Committee chairperson. She loves the Lord and many types of Christian music. Her favorite hymns include “How Great Thou Art” and “Because He Lives”, but there are many more! There are also many scripture passages that means a lot to her, but her favorite is Proverbs 3:5-6. Her jobs have included teaching elementary students, supervising student teachers for The University of Akron, tour guide at Warther Carvings and currently the Corporate Sales Representative for Warther Cutlery.
Former Broadway church organist for many years, Elaine is now pianist, playing for Jesus, to whom she gives all the glory. Everyday she thanks Him for her arthritis-free hands and fingers.
One of her favorite things to do is to pick up a hymnal and just read the beautiful works out loud, as the tears flow down her cheeks. Two of her favorite hymns are “His Eye is On the Sparrow, and I Know He Watches Me” and “Precious Lord Take My Hand.”
Her favorite passage in the Bible is Romans, Chapter 8, that God pointed out to her as he opened her eyes and ears and as she surrendered to Him on April 4, 1983 at 7:30 pm, and felt a very heavy load lifted, never to return. Thank you, Jesus.