Pathway Credit Union Announces New CEO

Cleveland, TN—Mark Rice has been named CEO of Pathway Credit Union, an institution that serves Church of God ministers and employees through banking and financing.

Rice replaced former CEO Lynn Golden, who announced her retirement earlier this year after 10 years in the post and 26 total years of service to the Church of God, which included working in Ladies Ministries, Benefits Board, and the Tennessee State Office.

Pathway Credit Union was established in 1967 as a financial institution to meet the growing needs of Church of God entities. Everyone who is a member of the credit union is a part owner and annually elects the Board of Directors. Each year, financial gains are returned to the members in the form of dividends or other benefits.


Rice has over 10 years of banking and financial experience and was most recently employed with SunTrust Bank in the Chattanooga area. He and his wife, Deanna, attend the Ministry Center in Hixson, Tenn.

Membership in Pathway Credit Union is available to employees and their families of Cleveland-based ministries, including Church of God International Offices, Church of God of Prophecy International Offices, Lee University, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, and Pathway Press. Membership is also available to employees of Smoky Mountain Children’s Home in Sevierville, Tenn., Church of God state/regional offices, local church paid employees, and members of local churches in Tennessee and North Georgia.

“Our rates and services are very competitive,” Rice stated. “We offer loans on new and used cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles, and real estate and we offer signature, and shared account secured services.”

Additional services offered by Pathway Credit Union include Christmas Club accounts, Certificates of Deposit (CDs), Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA – Roth, regular and education), direct deposits, pre-authorized withdrawals, on-line banking, automobile insurance, and Visa Debit/ATM cards. Convenience services include payroll deduction and free notary service.

Rice said, “NCUA protects the money customers have in a federally insured credit union up to $250,000, same as the FDIC protects money in a bank account.”

To learn more about current rates and the services available at Pathway Credit Union, please visit, call 423.479.2168 or email [email protected].

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