STAFF & SERVANT LEADERSHIP
The desire of Gateway Worship Centre is to encourage everyone to have a real encounter with God, where we can all be authentic before Him; free from all the things that hold us back from knowing God in a more intimate way. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom” 2 Cor 3:17.
Senior Pastor - Pastor Phil is passionate about preaching the Gospel and helping people grow in their relationship with God. He is known for his dynamic teaching style and his ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. He has a heart for evangelism.
Through his engaging preaching style and heart for worship, Pastor Phil inspires and challenges the church community to pursue a deeper walk with God. He is a gifted communicator who delivers relevant and practical messages that apply to everyday life.
He values spending time with his family and friends and enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
He has worked to build a strong team of staff and volunteers who are committed to serving the church and the community.
Pastor - Pastor Karen is a respected pastor and leader at Gateway Worship Centre. She is serving in ministry alongside her husband, Pastor Phil, and is known for her compassionate heart and her dedication to serving others.
Pastor Karen is passionate about helping people grow in their faith and encouraging them to live out God's purpose for their lives. She has a heart for women's ministry and has led numerous studies, retreats, and conferences designed to equip and empower women to live a life of faith and purpose.
As a pastor at Gateway Worship Centre, Pastor Karen oversees a range of ministries and programs, including women's ministry, prayer ministry, and pastoral care. She is committed to building relationships and providing support and encouragement to those in need.
Her warmth, kindness, and dedication to ministry have made her a beloved leader in the Gateway Worship Centre community.
KID'S CHURCH COORDINATOR
Kid's Church - Linda is a dedicated and passionate leader of the Kid's Church program at Gateway Worship Centre in Gravenhurst. Her years of experience working with children, she has developed a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges of young people, and is committed to helping them grow in their faith and develop a personal relationship with God.
At Gateway Worship Centre, Linda is responsible for overseeing the Kid's Church program, which provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn about God, engage in worship, and connect with their peers. She is known for her creativity, energy, and commitment to making each week's lesson engaging, relevant, and fun.
She is known for her warmth, kindness, and dedication to serving others, and is a beloved member of the church family.
PASTORAL CARE LEADER
Pastoral Care Leader - Glenna Newton-Long is a compassionate and skilled Pastoral Care Lead at Gateway Worship Centre in Gravenhurst.
With her years of experience and dedication she has become a pillar of support for individuals and families facing various life challenges.
Glenna is known for her warm and empathetic nature, which allows her to connect with people on a deep level and provide them with the guidance they need.
Her expertise in pastoral counselling and spiritual guidance has helped many people find hope and healing during difficult times.
Glenna's commitment to her faith and her community is evident in her service to the Lord, and she continues to inspire those around her to live with purpose and demonstrate love.
VISUAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Media Coordinator - Gordon is a talented and dedicated media coordinator at Gateway Worship Centre in Gravenhurst. With a passion for technology and creativity, he brings a unique skill set to his role, helping to ensure that the church's media and communications are engaging, informative, and effective.
Gordon is responsible for overseeing the production of all multimedia content for the church, including graphics, videos, and social media posts. He is committed to ensuring that the church's message is communicated clearly and effectively, using a variety of channels.
With a keen eye for detail and a passion for excellence, Gordon is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of media and technology. He has a strong understanding of the latest trends and developments in digital media, and is always looking for new and innovative ways to share the Gospel and engage with the community.
Worship Leader - Kim is a gifted worship leader at Gateway Worship Centre in Gravenhurst, bringing a passion for music and a heart for worship to her role.
She has developed a reputation for excellence and a deep understanding of the power of worship to transform lives.
She has served as a worship leader in a variety of settings, including churches, conferences, and retreats.
At Gateway Worship Centre, Kim is responsible for leading the congregation in worship, overseeing the worship team, and developing the worship experience for the church community. She is passionate about creating an atmosphere of worship that allows people to connect with God and experience His presence in a powerful way.
COMMUNION TEAM LEAD
Communion Lead - Wayne Newton-Long is a dedicated member of Gateway Worship Centre, who has been actively involved in the Church's Communion for several years. He has found a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment as a part of Communion.
Wayne is responsible for preparing the elements of communion and ensuring that everything runs smoothly during the service.
Gateway Worship Centre exists to:
- equip and release disciples to ministry,
- identify, develop, equip, and release the five-fold ministry gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher to the ministry and our community,
- encourage people to transform their lives through a personal relationship with God and furthermore,
- demonstrate God’s love in our community with the purpose of seeing them begin their walk with Christ.
1) BIBLICAL TRUTH
We value the Word of God and will teach and follow it, in its entirety, as we grow in Christian integrity.
2) FIVE-FOLD MINISTRY LEADERSHIP
We value a relationship based leadership model to train leaders and volunteers for ministry work in the functions of prophet, apostle, teacher, pastor and evangelist. We further value identifying and placing people where their God given Gifts, individual talents and skills can be best utilized.
3) GENUINE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS
We value a consistent personal relationship with God that will lead to positive relationships with one another that foster inclusiveness, the value that each person has in God’s family, healing, family values and love. We further value providing a “place where people can belong” and grow in their faith in a safe place.
4) AUTHENTIC WORSHIP
We value an environment where authentic worship of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit can take place. Worship includes music, prayer, communion, tithes and offerings, water baptism and personal
5) CHILDREN AS FUTURE LEADERS
We value raising up our children to become future leaders in their church and community by teaching them how to share the Gospel and demonstrate God’s love.
6) RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP
We value the stewardship of our finances and resources in line with biblical principles.