Pastor James Paul Draganac went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 15, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.He was born on May 29, 1939 to the late John and Genevieve Draganac in Pittsburgh and lived on Troy Hill until moving to Monaca at the age of fifteen. Pastor Jim was the founding pastor of The Road to Emmaus Baptist Church which became his life’s work. More than twenty years ago, he established a street preaching ministry which continues today.He is survived by his beautiful wife of 53 years, Mary Louise Renzo Draganac. He is also survived by his children: Colleen (Bill) Anderson, Pastor Kevin (Renee) Draganac and Kelly (Kevin) Landy.Four grandchildren: Brooke Anderson (fiancé Scott Coachman), Billy Anderson, Brittani (Justin) Hysong and Nadine Draganac and one beautiful great granddaughter, Alivia Hysong as well as two sisters, Mary Ann (James) Walsh and Jeanne (Jim) Rubino and a brother, Dick (Mary) Draganac. His sisters in law, JoAnn (Curtis) Latshaw and Gloria (Chuck) Pinchotti and numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father in law and mother in law, Henry and Elizabeth Renzo and a brother in law, Richard “Biff” Holland.He leaves behind his beloved “grand dogs: Diesel, Bella and Teddy who brought him great joy and comfort.Many thanks to his caregivers, Melissa, Michelle and Katy.Friends will be received on Monday, January 18th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca. Friends may also call on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of services at 11 am at the Monacrest Free Methodist Church, corner of Elmira and S. Walnut Streets, Monaca with his son, Pastor Kevin Draganac, officiating. Private interment follow.The family has suggested memorial contributions be made, if desired, to The Road to Emmaus Baptist Church, 1528 Washington Ave., Monaca, PA. 15061To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.